Conger, John "Jack" M.
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John "Jack" M. Conger, 60, formerly of Groton, died July 24, 2012 at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Born June 7, 1952 in Cortland, NY, he was the son of the late Hart E. and Dorthea Mae Waldron Conger. Having been a lifelong resident of the area, Jack had graduated from Groton Central School in 1970 where he had been on the football and track teams. Having a love for the outdoors, he had been a former member of the Groton Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed hunting and golfing. He loved spending time with his children and was always such a proud Dad. Jack had been employed with the Village of Groton Highway Dept for 37 years, retiring in 2008. He has also been a retired volunteer fireman of the Groton Fire Dept. as well as a former member of the War Dads at the Groton American Legion. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Anthony) Senecal of Woodbridge, VA and Deanne Conger of Groton; his son, Brett Conger of Groton; and grandchildren, Riley and Regan Senecal. Predeceased by his brother, Herbert (Bud) Conger (Elizabeth) of Groton, NY. Siblings surviving are his brothers, Thomas (Linda) Conger of Cortland, Michael (Patsy) Conger of Aurora, IL; sisters, Ruth Jacque of Webster, NY and Edith (Robert) Marks of Cortland, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by the mothers of his children, Marie Murray and Lori Conger, both of Groton. A celebration of his life will be on Monday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton with Rev. Christopher Xenakis officiating. Interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 28th, from 2-5 p.m at the Zirbel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Groton Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund (envelopes provided at the Funeral Home). Please sign the guest book at zirbelfuneralhome.com.
Published in Ithaca Journal on July 27, 2012