Major John K. Conway (1917 - 2013)

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Conway, Major John K. Passed away into eternal life on March 3, 2013, at St. Joseph's Assisted Living facility, in Oak Cliff, under the care of Faith Presbyterian Hospice, after a long illness, at the age of 95. He was born October 5, 1917 in Forest hills, Long Island, New York. John K. Conway served in the army during WWII, where he commanded an infantry unit and was involved in policy writing and planning directives for several years. After WWII, at the occupational headquarters in Vienna and later in Berlin as an official of the joint (U.S. and British) export-import agency, he helped restore German Foreign Trade after WWII, the basis for their rise to post war prosperity. John attended Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, R.I.; (1930's) attended Aloisiuskolleg in Bad Godesberg Germany, Attended a French college (high school) operated by the Marianists Order and located in the picturesque town of Fribourg Switzerland, for a classical education. He graduated from Stanford University where he received a B.A. (1948) in Pacific-Asiatic Russian Studies Program. John's first job was in real estate in Washington, D.C. during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt. He moved to Dallas in 1951 and worked for an international trade company, as a sales representative and with the U.S. Postal Service. John was a devoted catholic who attended daily mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he was a parishioner for 54 years and was; usher, lector, Eucharist Minister, and a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. John was a supporter of the Dallas Arts, particularly the Dallas Opera, Kera TV, Radio gave generously to his church, community, catholic charities, and numerous conservative political causes. He was fluent in 3 languages: French, German, and Spanish. He was a hockey player, avid skier and a member of the Dallas Ski Club (30 years). John was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Edward Conway and his late brother, Rev. Pierre H. Conway, O.P. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oak Lawn at Blackburn, with a private inurnment at Calvary Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either of his favorite charities; the St. Vincent de Paul Center at Holy Trinity Church 3826 Gilbert Avenue, Dallas 75219, or, St. Joseph's Residence, Inc., at 330 West Pembroke Avenue, Dallas TX 75208. Rest in peace John!

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2013
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