Michael L. Confer, 57, loving husband, father and grandfather, of 494 Summit Road, Bradford, entered his final rest, peacefully at his home, surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer, on Wednesday (April 24, 2013).
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Born on Sept. 10, 1955, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Marion W. Confer and Anna L. Wilson Confer, who survives. On June 13, 1981, in Bradford, he married Linda K. Huntington Confer, who survives him.
Mr. Confer was a 1973 graduate of Bradford High School and attended Act 120 training at Mercyhurst College.
Mike was a sergeant with the Foster Township Police Department, chief of police with the Corydon Township Police Department, a welder at Dresser Manufacturing and worked as a utility systems operator at the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean from 1989 until his retirement in November 2010.
He was a member of the Bradford Church of Christ, Union AFGE Local 3974 and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, riding his motorcycle and boating.
Surviving, in addition to his mother Anna, is his wife Linda of 31 years; a daughter, Michele L. (Jamie Backhus) Confer of Broadheadsville; a son, Patrick M. (Monica) Confer of Meadville; two grandchildren, Leah M. Confer and Jordan M. Unger, both of Meadville; a sister, Cherie (Steve) Neely of Bellefonte; a brother, David (Dee) Confer of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and his in laws, Darrell and Barbara Huntington.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rick Price, minister of the Bradford Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701; or the Bradford Church of Christ.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 25 to May 1, 2013