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Daniel "Dan" C. Conway

March 24, 1937 — December 26, 2023

Sarasota, FL

Daniel "Dan" C. Conway

Daniel Camillus (Dan) Conway passed away in Sarasota, Florida on Tuesday, 26 December 2023 with his wife at his side. He was 86 years old. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on 24 March 1937 to Camillus Anthony and Frances Elizabeth (Morrow) Conway. He grew up a devout Catholic in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, attending St. Mary’s School in Evanston before attending High School and graduating from Loyola Academy in Chicago in 1955, where he was also an Eagle Scout. He was a proud alumnus of The University of Notre Dame, graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 1959, and completing a Graduate Certificate Program in Transportation at Yale in 1960. Dan married Joan Kathryne (Thompson), 23 August 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsville, Virginia. He served in the United States Army Transportation Corps until his Honorable Discharge as a Captain in 1969. His professional years were spent in the rail transportation industry, spending most of his working years with the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad. After retirement, he and Joan moved to Florida, settling in Venice for many years, and then Sarasota, places that served as a base for many international and domestic travel experiences. After retiring to Florida, he became active in the Suncoast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Notre Dame Club of Sarasota, the Yale Club of Sarasota, Newcomers of Venice, and other organizations, through which he and Joan became friends with many wonderful people. He volunteered in service roles in many of the organizations of which he was a member.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Camillus and Frances Conway and his sister Teresa Conway, and is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Joan, sons, Stuart and Patrick (Karen), 7 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren, 2 brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He showed his love for his family by spending time with his children and grandchildren, attending important events in their lives, and always being available for advice or a conversation.

Throughout his life, service to his community and fellow man was of utmost importance to Dan. Some of his service included serving youth as a Troop committee member and commissioner for various Boy Scout Troops, regularly donating platelets at the American Red Cross, serving the Yale Club of Sarasota, for which service he received an outstanding service award from the Yale Alumni Association. He also held various service/leadership positions with the Suncoast Chapter of the National Railroad Historic Society, and was frequently seen helping his neighbors, wherever he was.

Funeral services will be held at noon on April 10,2024 at Risen Lord Catholic Church, 59 Mountain View Park, Stuart, VA. Interment will follow with a brief graveside service at Stuart Cemetery with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that he be remembered through donations to Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, Florida, or that you find a way to serve your community as he did, through donations of time through volunteer service.

 

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