Robert Conroy, age 86, of Newland passed away on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at Life Care Center.
He was born November 23, 1924 in Boston, MA a son of the late Phillip Edward and Elizabeth Olivia Hurst Conroy.
Robert was an Elementary School Principal for 22 years.
He was a member of the United States Navy.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his: wife, Helen Resca Conroy; two brothers, Phillip E. Conroy, Jr. and Donald Conroy.
Left to cherish his memory are his: son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Florence Conroy of NY; three grandchildren, Donald J. Conroy, Robert C. Conroy, Kelly Secor; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Robert Clement Conroy will be conducted on, Tuesday November 15th at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Linville, NC. Interment will follow in the Western Carolina State Veteran Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 14th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Robert's memory to either: Avery County Senior Center at PO Box 447 Newland, NC 28657 or Mountain Men Book Club C/O Dennis Aldridge PO Box 717 Newland, NC 28657.
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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Conroy family.