William Conz

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SPRINGFIELD – William A. Conz Jr, 67, of Springfield passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family members.

The son of the late William A. Conz and Francesca Calatozzo Conz, he was pre-deceased by his sister Sandra Conz Monette, brother James A. "Peppy" Conz, and brother-in-law Wallace Monette.

Bill leaves behind a beloved niece Laura Monette Currie and nephews James W. Monette, James A. Conz Jr, Brian W. Conz, and Christopher R. Conz; his sister-in-law Patricia Kelley Conz; five grand-nephews, three grand-nieces, one great grand-nephew and many loving cousins, friends and extended family members, especially the Bowen, Lofaro and Bozza/McSherry families of New York, and the Bakers of Minnesota.

Bill grew up attending Springfield Public Schools and graduated from Technical High School. He served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from American International College and also received a Masters degree from the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Birmingham in England.

In his early years, Bill spent summer days at Franconia Golf Club and became an excellent golfer. He traveled widely, from Brazil to Italy, to England and across Europe.  He made frequent visits to New York City, and was an avid bird watcher and cyclist. Over the years, Bill worked various jobs for the city of Springfield and as a baker's assistant, most recently at the Koffee Cup Bakery in East Springfield. He was a committed advocate for the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment. Bill loved to study philosophy and embraced socialism as a path towards social justice and equality for all people.

A private memorial service will be forthcoming at the request of the family. Donations in his memory can be made to Gardening the Community, PO Box 90774, Springfield, MA 01139.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 14, 2018