Stephen John Conway

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WILKES-BARRE — Stephen John Conway, 29, of Wilkes-Barre, tragically passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Stephen was born on Aug. 14, 1988, in Wilkes-Barre, the son of Martin Stover and Catherine Conway. He attended and graduated from Wilkes-Barre Area schools with the Class of 2007. After high school, Stephen proudly served his country for four years in the United States National Guard with the 109th Infantry Regiment of West Pittston. Stephen was stationed in Iraq for one year during the Iraq War. He has worked as a landscaper in the Wilkes-Barre area for over the last three years.

Stephen was a man who loved the outdoors. He had a passion for nature that included kayaking, hiking, fishing and rock climbing. He will be missed by his best dog companion, Daisy. Stephen's greatest passion in life was his family. He loved to be around his family and will be deeply missed by all.

Stephen is survived by his mother, Catherine Conway (Dale Gardinor), of Wilkes-Barre; father Martin Stover, of Tunkhannock (Denise Chamberlin Stover, of Meshoppen); his siblings, Logan Stover, Jewell Stover, Nathaniel Sheldon, Patrick Gardinor, Sarah Gardinor, Erin Gardinor and Josh Gardinor; and grandparents Wayne and Rachel Berry. Also surviving are his aunts and uncles, Patricia Conway (Olie Rose III), Marion Dennis (Vincent), Annette Spangler (John), Gerry Jackson (Leroy), Margaret Torres (Ermel), Marshall Stover (Ruby), Katherine Oslin (Bob), Cookie Sicker, Randi Tourscher (Don), Billy Stover, Donald Chamberlin (Theresa), Ben Chamberlin (Cheryl) and James Berry (Lisa); as well as several cousins. Stephen was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John D. and Norma Kelly Conway; paternal grandparents Zeno and Katherine Stover; and his aunt, Jackie Conway.

A celebration of life for Stephen will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 8206 SR, Meshoppen. A military honor service will be conducted at 9 p.m. by the members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534, of Wyalusing, the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion, of Black Walnut, the Dennis Strong Post 457 American Legion, of Tunkhannock, and the Endless Mountains VFW Post 3583, of Mehoopany. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Stephen's name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Twp., PA 18411.

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Sheldon Funeral Home - Meshoppen, PA - Meshoppen
8212 SR 6 (Main St.) PO Box 66
Meshoppen, PA 18630
(570) 833-5637
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Published in Times Leader from June 12 to June 13, 2018