On September 27, 2023, Newburgh, NY, lost a cherished community member. Brian Downes, CEO of Elite Property Management, died tragically in a motorcycle accident. Known for his vivacious spirit and business acumen, the news of Brian’s sudden passing has left the community in shock.
Who was Brian Downes?
Beyond his role as a successful entrepreneur, Brian was a beloved figure in the Newburgh community. Friends, colleagues, and acquaintances are mourning the loss of a guiding light, a loyal friend, and a kind-hearted individual.
Brian Downes Fatal Accident
Brian set out on his motorcycle on that fateful day in September, unaware of the tragedy that lay ahead. While details of the accident remain unclear, it is known that Brian suffered severe injuries that ultimately led to his untimely demise.
As the community reels from the loss, authorities are carrying out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident4. Details about the cause of the accident remain under investigation4, and anyone with information about the incident is urged to come forward.
Social Media Tributes
News of Brian’s tragic death quickly spread across social media platforms. Friends, family, and acquaintances shared heartfelt tributes to Brian, remembering him as a kind and generous soul who brought joy to everyone around him.
17 years of friendship was too short. I still remember when I first met you in 9th grade math and how I always waited for you to make a surprise guest appearance in class. Since then you’ve always put a smile on my face and knew how to make me and everyone around you laugh uncontrollably. I am going to miss your crazy antics, the pep talks, the 1,000 calls and hours spent on the phone. I will forever cherish our friendship, the memories, letters and everything in between. I’m heart broken you won’t be at my wedding and I’ll never get another call or text from you, but I know you will be watching over your son, family and loved ones. Until we meet again, rest in the sweetest paradise Brian Downes 💜
A Twitter user wrote, “Can’t believe we’ve lost Brian Downes. Such a vibrant soul gone too soon. Prayers to his family. #RIPBrian”
A Facebook post read, “Brian Downes, you were more than just our CEO. You were a friend, a mentor, and a guiding light. We’ll miss you.”
Brian Downes obituary
The unexpected loss of Brian Downes has left the Newburgh community in a state of morning. As they grapple with his sudden loss, they remember him for his vivacious spirit, generosity, and the joy he brought to everyone he met.