Robert C. Downing

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) - Robert C. Downing, a photographer for several small Northern California newspapers, has died of complications from diabetes. He was 35. Downing, a native of Washington, studied photo journalism at Fresno State University and went to work for a weekly newspaper in Clovis. He later joined the Paradise Post, where his photos won awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He later worked for the Roseville Press-Telegram until he was forced to stop working because of his illness. Downing is survived by his mother and stepfather, a sister and a stepbrother.

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