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YOUNGSTOWN – Dennis “Mickey” Conway passed away Friday morning, May 3, 2019, at Hospice of the Valley’s Hospice House after a courageous seven-month battle with esophageal cancer. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Youngstown on May 18, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Mickey was born to Betty and Carl Conway on April 2, 1948, in Youngstown.

Born and raised on the Northside, he graduated from Ursuline High School (1966), where he excelled in football, service, and leadership (but, definitely not Latin). As an active member of the UHS Reunion Committee for the last 50 years, Mickey maintained lifelong friendships.

While starting his career in the transportation industry, Mickey earned his degree in Transportation Management from Youngstown State University. Upon his retirement in 2014, he was vice president of True North Energy.

After 49 years of marriage, Mickey leaves his wife, Kathleen Cronin Conway, whom he met in high school. Together they raised two sons, Kevin (Sondra), granddaughter, Eliza, and three adult grandsons, Spencer, Severin, and Luke of New Orleans, La.; and Michael (Sharon), grandchildren, Marissa and Jack of Madison, Ala.

Mickey will be sadly missed by his mother, Betty Conway; sisters Mary Sue Conway (Marty Kane) and Monica (Bill) Emler; brother Patrick (Sue) Conway; brother-in-law Jim Cronin; sister-in-law, Linda Cronin; nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews; his godchildren; cousins, and great friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Conway; mother-in-law Eileen Cronin; father-in-law Jack Cronin; brother-in-law John Cronin; brother-in-law Bill Cronin; sister-in-law Maureen Cronin; and nephew Louis Cronin.

Mickey was best known for his humor, love of music, and commitment to service. Because of his gregarious nature, he never left a room without a new friend. He loved Mill Creek Park, golfing, YSU football games, and “coaching” the Cleveland Indians.

The family would like to thank Dr. Antoine, Chahine and the staff of the Blood & Cancer Center, Dr. Medford Mashburn and the staff of Hospice of the Valley, Dr. Joseph Ambrose, Father Edward Noga, and the many lifelong friends who gave hands-on compassionate care, food, prayers and visits.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Community Center, 3908 Joliet Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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Arrangements by the McCauley Funeral Home!

Guestbook Entries

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“I had the pleasure of working with Mickey back in the 70’s at Mahoning Express in Mineral Ridge. Great dispatcher and friendly with all the drivers lots of good memories working with Mickey”

 » Ed Mansour on May 18, 2019


“I am saddened to learn of Mickey's death. I grew up on Saranac and I knew all the family. Carl was a policeman and a good man. Mickey followed being a good man. We shared lots of good times on Saranac and surrounding streets. To his wife Kathleen and his children and grandchildren please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I remember kidding with Mickey on Kensington while I waited for my paper's from Mr. Stone. I was a few years older than Mickey graduating from UHS in 1961. Great memories of the north side. Rest high on that Mountain Mickey.”

 » TOM SCHELL on May 16, 2019

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