Commadore Conley

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Daily Press
February 16, 1990


HAMPTON – Commadore Dewey Conley Jr., 66, died Thursday, Feb. 15, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mr. Conley was a native of Huntington, W.Va., and a Peninsula resident for 44 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1119, Newport News, Pilgrim of the Order of the Moose, Legion of the Moose and American Legion Post 25, Newport News.

Mr. Conley retired in 1981 from Newport News Shipbuilding after 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine W. Conley; a daughter, Donna Conley Cox of San Juan, Puerto Rico; two sons, Commadore Dewey Conley III of Williamsburg and Jay S. Conley of Dumfries; a stepdaughter, B. Vaughnette Cipria of Chicago; a sister, Lillian Morrison of Derby, Kan.; a brother, Robert Conley of Oak Creek, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. Edward Swanson. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

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