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Joseph Conway, Ex-County Recreation Director, Dies

SOMERS, N.Y. – Joseph William Lawrence Conway of Somers died May 1 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He was 80.

Conway was retired as director of special recreation from the Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.

He was born Feb. 4, 1932 in Bronxville to Joseph L. and Florence Wright Conway. A U.S. Army veteran, Conway served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion. A graduate of Cortland State College, he was active in numerous professional organizations and charities and was a member of St. Joseph's Church. After retirement, Conway was executive director of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife Jeannette Kozumbo Conway; two daughters, Margaret Conway and Elizabeth Mazzola; a brother, William Conway; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Katherine Bannon Shearman; and a brother, Gerald Conway.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church in Croton Falls. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury, Conn.

Memorial donations may be sent to Westchester Arc Foundation , 265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532.

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