Selina A. Downs Cidade, 61

Selina A. Downs Cidade, 61, of Harpers Ferry Rd., Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 30, 2015.

Born April 30, 1954 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John P. Downs Jr. and Leta Rose Wills Downs of North Sewickley Twp. She was married for 37 years to Eduardo F. Cidade Sr. who survives.

Selina was an Analyst for American Eagle Outfitters in the South Side of Pittsburgh. She received her Masters degree from Strayer University where she was a member of the honorary society, Phi Theta Kappa. Selina was a very talented knitter and she enjoyed shopping. She was Episcopal by faith. Selina loved to throw parties and was the “queen” of Christmas. She was a die hard New England Patriot fan. Selina’s most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include a son, Eduardo F. Cidade III of North Sewickley Twp.; daughter, Melissa A. Cidade of College Park, Maryland; two brothers, John P. Downs III of Seattle, Washington, Charles P. Downs of North Sewickley Twp.; and two grandchildren, Margaret Rose and Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday November 4 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Pastor Marvin Mayle will officiate.

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16 thoughts on “Selina A. Downs Cidade, 61

  1. Selina I don’t know what I will do without you. You were my best friend. At least I have a ton of great memories!! Breakfast at Eat N Park every week, our trips to Las Vegas, your parties with enough food to feed an army!! Gonna miss you more than you know. Please watch over all of us left behind. Love you?

    • She really loved you and her girls in the carpool. She talked about you as if you were a sister. None closer than that. She smiling at us and I know it

  2. To the Cidade and Downs families, love and prayers continue to flow your way. Though I am still in shock, I know the Divine Will continue to comfort you in amazing ways. Melissa, my dear friend, I love you. I see your Mom’s strength and powerful love in you. May God continue bless you with comfort, grace, and peace as you move through this challenging time. With love, La Toya Thomas

    • Thank you so very much. Your kindness and just tribute will be remembered forever. She is smiling down on all of us because that is the only way I can think of her

    • Thank you Chummy. Thank you for reaching out to us and giving us your thoughts. It means so much and is such a Comfort to all of us.

  3. Prayers foir comfort and peace for the family. May the Lord hold you close and comfort you all
    Dee & Gerry

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It’s never easy when something happens so suddenly, but God will get you through even the most difficult of times, even when you are grieving such a great loss. I’ve been down this road and know how difficult it will be, but that God will be there to walk with you, especially in these next few days and months. Please know if you need anything let me know and I am praying for you in these difficult days.

    • To my favorite girl next-door, I still think of her as just being in another room but I know that’s not the case. It is should the time heals all wounds. Whoever said that should be jailed for all time. We are lost without her and without her we are lost

  5. Ed,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. If you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Jenn Bollinger

  6. One day, dear ones, our “enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) No more will it be a cause for pain among mankind. In fact all things that now cause grief will be no more. (Revelation 21:4) But even more, “all” now resting in the grave will be called to “come out.” (John 5:28, 29) Your dear Selina now rests, awaiting that call. (John 11:11, 43) Until that time, take advantage of the invitation that comes from our Creator, Jehovah God, to “throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 83:18) I hope you all take care and please accept my sincerest condolences. (

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