CONASON--Robert L. Bobby to his wife, Rob to his family and Bob to his friends and colleagues, Robert Conason was an extra ordinary man who cherished his family, who relished his work as a trial lawyer and devoted himself to doing what is right for those in need of an advocate. His wife, Leslie, was the love of his life. He adored his children and was a wonderful father. Bob was born on June 25, 1932 in Manhattan. The son of Dr. Emil and Celia Conason, he was a street- smart kid from Brooklyn. He turned his wayward energy into fruitful pursuits, graduating from New York University and New York University Law School with a stint between the two in the United States Army. After law school, he began his one and lifetime job as a trial lawyer with Harry Gair in a firm that soon became Gair, Gair and Conason. He was funny, charismatic and admired for his integrity and character. He loved traveling, eating, reading and spending time with his family and friends at his beach house. All who knew him loved him and all who loved him will miss him, especially his wife of 38 years Leslie A. Conason; his beloved daughters and son-in-laws Dr. Alexis Conason and Dr. Greg Dodell, Laurie Morganteen and Ed Morganteen; his son Rick Conason and Edwina Conason; his grandchildren Elizabeth Cimarelli and James Conason; his sister, Dr. Victoria Sears and his friend Loraine Andan. Funeral services Friday, 10am, at Riverside Memorial 180 West 76 Street NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cycle for Survival-Lucky Charms for Laurie would be appreciated.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 14, 2013