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Arthur Conroy Obituary (1931-2022)-Williamsburg, Virginia

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ARTHUR THOMAS CONROY Jr., COLONEL, US Army, Retired Art was born on September 14, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1943 he became infected with polio. He attended Mount Carmel High School, learned to play T-Formation QB, graduated from Tilden Technical High School, and played QB at the Chicago Central Division Champions. He attended Chattanooga University on a full football scholarship, played a T-Formation quarterback, and did all the lettering for four years. He was the president of the “C” club and a fraternity member of Sigma Kai. In the student group elections, Art was named the “Most Athletic Boy,” “Joe Colledge,” “Most Popular,” and “Most Successful Senior” student for four years. Art was also elected “Who is Who in the University in 1954”. Art married Anna Marsalerson (Chi Omega Sorority & Cheerleader) in June 1954. He was a week after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a US Army field artillery lieutenant. He served in the Army for 30 years as a field artillery and convoy aviation officer flying fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft. During the war he commanded troops down to the battalion level of the United States, Germany, South Korea, and South Vietnam. He was a prominent graduate of the Naval War University in Newport, Rhode Island, and a graduate of the Military Technical College in Washington, DC. He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. He was listed in “Who in the Government in 1972”. His military awards included a medal of merit, a bronze star medal, an aeronautical medal, a medal of merit, an army commendation medal, an army general badge, and a co-chief badge for service. With the Pentagon, and the Master Army Aviator badge. After his retirement, he worked as Program Manager at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in the Washington, DC area. While living in McLean, Virginia, he was a member and chairman of the Patient Advocacy Committee of the Northern Virginia Institute of Mental Health. In 1994 he and Anna Martha moved to Kingsmill in Williamsburg. With his retirement at Williamsburg, he was designated a prominent member of the Regiment of the Army Transport Regiment and received the Regiment’s St. Christopher Medal. Art was the founder and former president of the Transport Corps Aviation Association, which has 300 members, was the vice president of the Army Transport Museum Foundation for 22 years, and was the former president of both the Crown Colony Club and Cardinal John O’Connor. The division of the ancient order of the Hibernians. His favorite pastime was “Camel Club Men’s Book Club”. Survivors include his children Arthur Thomas Conroy III, PhD, (Joan, PhD) Boulder, CO, Timothy Karl Conroy, Retired Flight Medic, Williamsburg, VA, Cynthia Conroy. · Schilling, JD (Jeffrey, JD) Boulder, CO, and Christopher Joseph include Conroy, MBA, North Wales, Pennsylvania. Four granddaughters, Amanda Fitzgerald Conroy Boulder CO, Kelsey Larson Conroy, Petaluma, California, Lyri Larson Flores, Albuquerque NM, Isabella Conroy, Mount Pleasant SC, and grandson Nicholas Conroy, State College, Pennsylvania. He died by his first wife, Anna Martha Larson, his son Kevin Mark Conroy, his parents Adele Carroll Conroy, and Arthur T. Conroy Sr. in Chicago, Illinois. I did. His second marriage to Elizabeth Dannington ended with a divorce. He was a longtime member of the St. Bead Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Friends can visit their families on Saturday, June 11th at 12:00 pm at the Saint Bede Catholic Church at 3686 Ironbound Rd in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm on June 11th at the St. Bedecatholic Church, following the 12:00 pm viewing. The reception at St. Bede’s Church continues shortly after the Mass. The burial will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Instead of flowers, you can donate to WilliamsburgHouseofMercy.org, which is supported by Arthur.

Published by the Virginia Gazette on May 28, 2022.