James Douglas Downs went to be with our Lord on December 19, 2012. He passed peacefully at his home after a brief battle with heart disease. He is survived by his caretaker and loving wife of 54 years, Jean; his two children, Jeff and Stacey Downs; three grandchildren, Ashley, Blake and Taylor. Jim was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy and father James; his grandparents, Minnie and George Aton. George retired from the Binghamton Police Department after 20 years of services. Jim was a Binghamton Policeman for 7 years (1960-1967). He also worked at Links, G.E., Modern Design and retired from Atlantic Design after 28 years. He as a kind and simple man who loved his family and friends, sitting on the front porch, going fishing at Thousand Islands and cheering on his NY Giants