Sylvia Ruth Downing, 82

Published 2:48pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sylvia Ruth (Carlson) Downing, 82, of Clarkston, formerly of Niles, died April 21, 2013.

She is the mother of Carl Downing, Lisa Downing and Lori (John) Zimcosky.

She was preceded in death by her son Aaron.

She is the grandma of John and Brian Zimcosky; sister of Annie (John) Stark, the late Joan Stone and Carol (Gene) Kozlovich; daughter of the late Margaret and Carl “Rube” Carlson.

Sylvia loved gardening and animals. She considered her pets as “grandchildren.”

At her request, no formal services will be held.

Donations in her memory may be made to PAWS at

Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Online guestbook

By using this website’s user-contribution features, including comments, photo galleries, or any other feature, you agree to abide by the terms of use. Please read this agreement in its entirety because it contains useful information that will help you better understand the rules and general "good manners" that are expected when contributing content to this website.

Editor's Picks