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William Conroy

September 7, 1933 — June 7, 2023

William Conroy

September 7, 1933 — June 7, 2023

Bill Conroy, 89, born on September 07, 1933, in Orofino, Idaho, son of Rupert and Madeline Conroy, passed away June 07, 2023. A long-time resident of Northridge, CA.   He was surrounded by loved ones as he left this life.  He is survived by his wife, Roselyn, his three children and spouses; Mike & Malou Conroy, Karen & Eric Essig, and Martha Macker & Jeff Goldrod, and eight grandchildren; Michelle, Madeline, & James Conroy,  Karl, William, & Kristina Essig, and Caitlin & Aubrey Macker.

Bill, raised in the home his Grandfather had built on the Clearwater River, learned responsibility early on, caring for the family’s farm animals and chores on the small farm.  Growing up, Bill worked hard to be top of his class while playing Varsity Football, Baseball and Basketball during highschool.  He graduated from University of Idaho and stayed active as an Alumni as well as serving on the Board for a few years.  He was a dedicated Phi Gamma Delta brother.  During his High School and college years he worked in logging earning his nickname "Axle-a-day".

After his college years, he served as an Officer in the NAVY and Naval Reserves and would proudly share his travels and adventures he had serving his country.  He decided to turn in his uniform when he met his wife, Roselyn, his "sweetheart".  They would go on to raise three children and the extended family where he would serve as the "rock and moral compass" of the family.

A long-time lumberman in the San Fernando Valley, avid golfer and chess player, and an overall fascinating guy to be around.  He had a gift of remembering every story and each person by name he encountered on his journey here on earth.  Bill had a mathematical mind that he loved to challenge with his grandkids.  

Bill lived his life by the Golden Rule, had a deep connection with God and a true love for his country.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be deeply missed.

Memorial service will be held on June, 28th at 2:30 pm . Arrangements are under the care of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, CA.

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Funeral Service of William Conroy

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

2:30 - 3:30pm (Pacific time)

Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills - Old North Church

6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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