Charles A. Conry, 85, of Galion died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Galion Pointe Nursing Center, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born June 7, 1927 in Wakeman, Ohio and was the son of the late Charles A. and Loretta (Burns) Conry. He was preceded in death on Oct. 9, 2011 by his wife of 61 years, Cathleen A. (Gorbett) Conry whom he married on Sept. 16, 1950.
Chuck served in the U. S. Navy during WWII on the USS Webster in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion where he sang in the church choir and had a wonderful Irish tenor voice and loved to sing. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a former member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Council 1234, Galion. He enjoyed golf and Notre Dame football.
Following a long career with North Electric in Galion where he was vice-president and secretary, he worked in the Procurement Department for the U.S. Department of Defense in Columbus.
He is survived by his eight children and spouses, Tom and Precy Conry of Portland, Ore., Bill and Jane Conry of Napoleon, Terry Conry of Orlando, Fla., Jack Conry of Cuyahoga Falls, Bart and Shelley Conry of Medina, Pat Conry of Akron, Mary Kay and Garry Murphy of Galion and Colleen Conry of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law Bill Gorbett of San Antonio, Texas.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded by two sisters, Rita Jones and Mary Powers and four brothers, Edward Conry, Francis Conry, Rev. Thomas Conry, S. J. and John Conry.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion with Father John Miller, celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Galion where military graveside services will be conducted by the U.S. Navy and the Galion/Crestline Veteran Organizations.
A vigil service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home with Fr. John Miller officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 or to HomeCare Matters Hospice, P.O. Box 327, Galion, Ohio 44833.
An online obituary and guest registry are available at www.richardsondavis.com.
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Nov. 14, 2012