On Sunday, March 16, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Mary Louise Joyce Conroy; father of Thomas J. Conroy, Eileen M. Conroy, Mary Lou Conroy (John Sufca) and the late Patricia Ann Conroy; grandfather of Kelly M. Conroy-Hosack (Mike); great- grandfather of Jordan Hosack; brother of the late Michael Conroy and Thomas Conroy, who gave his life in the U.S. Army during WWII. "Bobby" was a retired Sergeant with the Pittsburgh Police Department and a member of FOP Lodge #1, and the Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he survived his time as a German POW, earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service, and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. A proud member of AOH Division 9's "Oakland Irish," Bob served as the 2010 Grand Marshall of Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day parade, never missing a parade until Monday. In his retirement, Bob served as a volunteer at St. Regis Church and worked until he was 82 as an usher at the Civic Arena. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street www.freyvogelfuneralhome.comon Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 and 19, 2014, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Thursday, March 20, 2014, Mass of Christian Burial St. Regis Church 9:30 a.m.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2014