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George Roy Conaway, Jr.


Service: 3:30pm Sat. June 10th, 2017
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

Conaway, Jr., George Roy, 63, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on July 13, 1953 the son of George Roy and Rosemarie (Bernhard) Conaway, Sr. George owned his own trucking business and enjoyed working on cars. He was a lover of life, magician to many and prankster to all. His sense of humor will be missed greatly by those who knew him well, and those unfortunate few who happened across his path. Survivors include his four children and spouses, Kate (Ty) Perschbacher of New Mexico, George Roy (Caitlin) Conaway, III of Troy, Anna (Justin) Shearin of North Carolina and Jacob Conaway of Springfield; their mother, Dorothy Waugh; three grandchildren, Audrey and Lydia Perschbacher and George Roy Conaway, IV; one grandson on the way; two sisters and spouses, Cindy (Don) Gill and Diane (Mark) Doughty and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm, Saturday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Deacon Norm Horstman officiating. His family will receive friends two and ยฝ hours prior, beginning at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, George has requested jokes, magic tricks, whoopee cushions, suitcases full of money, or if you prefer, a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. George would also like stories about him to be shared with his kids and grandkids.
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George sorry but I have to tell this story. When we were in our early teens, we had attended the Yorkville-Dillonvale football game. All was normal until a skirmish broke between the teams, which presented a prime opportunity for mishief. How funny it was when play resumed and they couldn't find the ball!!!!!! It was even funnier when you revealed the ball under your coat. What a great memory. Thanks for selling me my first real car - a 64 and 1/2 Mustang, what a fast car. Say hello to our friends John Pavalky and David Pebler. Always, Zeke

- Zeke Shaffer, Saturday June 10th, 2017

George.......what can you say? Original, Unique and One of a Kind!! That was our George! He was my neighbor, living directly across the street. Growing up were always getting into one thing or another with the Unterzuber's, Plumbly's, Mayhugh's or Conaway kids. What a wonderful place and time to be young and free. We were also elementary and high school classmates. We loved having George in class !! Always ready with his quick wit, fast talking and entertainment !! He would do almost anything to take away the routine of learning. That was our George. The teachers, however, may have had a different opinion when he was in their classroom. Never a dull moment with George.....George Sr. and Rose probably thought so, too. As you grow and move away from those "Wonder Years" you look back fondly to a select few - the standouts. George was one of those !! For so many reasons !! I didn't know him as a brother, husband, father, or uncle. But, bet I he kept many of his "entertaining characteristics". will be missed by many and remembered by ALL !! May you Rest in Pease Old Friend !!

- Hope Ann Magnone (Mayhugh), Friday June 9th, 2017

I remember George well, even though our family moved away in the late 60's. I recall George clowning around in the classroom and always making everyone laugh. Often times, when reminicsing of the good ole days living in Yorkville and attending school there, George always came to mind. God Bless and my condolences to the Conway Family. Love, Toni

- Toni (Pekula) Timko, Friday June 9th, 2017

Another high school friend goes to be with our Lord. My deepest sympathies to the family of George. You are at peace and suffer no more. Rest In Peace George. Cathy Lee Seach

- Cathy Lee Seach, Thursday June 8th, 2017

So very sorry, for the loss of your brother.

- Carol Boone Zemba, Thursday June 8th, 2017

Georgie was a neighborhood kid and friend, along with his sisters, Cindi and Diane. Growing up and living in Yorkville, was like living in "Mayberry". We played kick the can and tag and baseball in the streets. Not to mention hanging out at the local park and swimming pool. And in the winter, pulling sleds to the top of the hill and riding back down. He was a classmate from kindergarten to graduation. As many of his classmates, we don't live in the area any longer, so we are sending our condolences to the family. You have our deepest sympathy and Georgie and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

- Debbie Zorbini (David), Thursday June 8th, 2017

Georgie and I grew up together and I have a lot of memories of the fun we had. After I got married and moved away I didn't get a chance to visit like I wanted to. I do miss him and wish his family well. He will also be in my thoughts.

- Carl Conaway Jr., Thursday June 8th, 2017

Saddened by your Family's loss; Sending thoughts of peace your way!

- Holley Quisenberry, Thursday June 8th, 2017

Rip Georgie You will be missed Your Mom and Dad will be waiting at the gate for you! You will keep Heaven laughing And your magic will astonish them! Forever in our hearts ๐Ÿ’”

- Uncle Carl and Aunt Shirley , Thursday June 8th, 2017

For some reason George has been on my heart a lot this past year. I thought and prayed for him many times. I hope he felt that long distance love coming his way. My heart goes out to you Cindy and family.

- Suzanne Fortz Barath, Thursday June 8th, 2017

Kate, George, Anna and Jacob, sad to hear of your father's passing. I enjoyed talking to him and I never knew what he was going to say. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you all are doing well! David Conrad

- David Conrad, Thursday June 8th, 2017

I grew up with Georgie, with his sister Diane and Cindy who would be watching myself and sister Roxanne also joking with us and messing around having good times. He will be missed but the Lord has him now. take care and prayers to all family at this time of sorrow.

- Michelle Sabo, Thursday June 8th, 2017

R.I.P. George. You brightened many lives and your legacy will live on. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Hugs and prayers for the family, to help ease this difficult time.

- Gloria Pramik, Thursday June 8th, 2017

- ANGELO DILUZIO FAMILY, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

I graduated with Georgie from Yorkville High. He was a great guy. We had so much fun with him. He will be missed. Fly High. Georgie. Fly High.

- Annie Giardino , Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Our heartfelt sympathies to the Conaway family..,Many funny memories of George from down st St B's and CYO days ..RIP๐Ÿ’•John and Sue Leep

- Sue Leep, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

To the family of George Conaway Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved George. I remember him well from our days at YORKVILLE High School. May the GOOD LORD. BE WITH YOU IN YOUR SORROW!!! Sincerely, Lois Sgalla Rizzo

- Lois sgalla rizzo, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Nobody can ever take away our great memories...the pranks especially ..the time you and Bob both smeared your hair down like in the 50's n put on glasses and Dorothy and I laughed until we cried...I am sure you are telling jokes and making all the Angels laugh...We all love you and you will definitely be missed...

- Bob Signorini & Family, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Prayers to all the family members of George as he is now the brightest star tonite. He was kind gentle humorous guy and will be remembered by all his friends and family. God Bless you all!

- Marlene Seach Auth, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Georgie was my neighbor when I moved to Yorkville and I have many fond memories. My husband and I both send our deepest sympathy to you all๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

- Mary Kay Zitzelsberger , Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Nobody can ever take away our great memories...the pranks especially ..the time you and Bob both smeared your hair down like in the 50's n put on glasses and Dorothy and I laughed until we cried...I am sure you are telling jokes and making all the Angels laugh...We all love you and you will definitely be missed...

- Bob Signorini & Family, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

One of the best obituaries I have ever read. True Georgie style! Forever at peace! You'll be missed, my friend. Love,. Jane Ann

- Jane Shively Dombroski , Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Our sincere condolences.

- Greg and Marla Hinzey, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

R.I.P. George!!!

- John Giannaris, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

Diane, Cindy and Families; and George's Family... My deepest sympathy to you all but George is now at peace. I don't think I can think of anyone I know who lived life with such enthusiasm and always was ready for a joke and a good time. Fly high dear was definitely a pleasure calling you FRIEND.

- Mona Greco, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

George was always rotten to the core, but you had to love him! I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies to all of his family and close friends. There will never be another like George!

- Linda Burge, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

George and I went to school together what a funny guy who always made you laugh. RIP George, my deep sympathy to all the family of George God Bless All of You.

- Sharon Green Purr, Wednesday June 7th, 2017

We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers.

- John & Joyce Paglialunga , Wednesday June 7th, 2017

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