Erma M. Downs, 72, of Latrobe, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1937, in Bradenville, she was a daughter of the late William and Birtha (Frye) Lint. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald B. Downs, in 2007; a daughter, Patricia Crusan; three grandchildren, Westley J. Downs, David Downs and Patrick A. Crusan II; a great-grandson, David Donald McManamy; four brothers, Roy, Earl, William and Kenneth Lint; and a sister, Iva Funk. She is survived by two sons, Donald J. Downs and Joseph J. Downs, both of Latrobe; two daughters, Barbara Shafron and her husband, Thomas, of Derry, and Michelle McManamy and her husband, Kenneth, of Latrobe; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Mary Lou) Miller, of New Derry; as well as many nieces and nephews. Erma had a unique bond with her very special grandson, Logan, and her very special granddaughter, Aubrianna. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Youngstown, Pa. To send online condolences, visit www.frederickfuneralhome.com.