William P. Conley
unknown - August 19, 2011
William P. Conley, 85, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully Aug. 19, 2011, after a brief illness. He graduated from Ithaca High School in 1943. Following High School, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer escort, USS Hubbard. Returning from the service, he graduated from St. Bonaventure College in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. William was employed by Agway Insurance for 37 years, retiring in 1987. He has served as a Director of Madison Mutual Insurance Co. since his election in 1987. He also owned his own tax accounting business for 45 years. He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in DeWitt and a member of the Elks Lodge #636 in Ithaca. He enjoyed golf.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, June Hollowell Conley; his children, Ann (William) Knodel, Kathleen (Steven) Belinsky and Kevin (Lisa) Conley; and his grandchildren, Jefferey, Kelly and Kristen Knodel and Michael and William Conley.
Services: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 24 at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel and 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 23 at the funeral home, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. For directions, florists, or a guestbook, please visit scheppfamily.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 973 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203