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Vernon Conroy, known affectionately as Dad and Poppy to many who knew him, passed peacefully at the age of 81 on November 26, 2023. Born on February 21, 1942, to the late Edward and Merrield Conroy, Vernon was a much-loved family man embraced by his sisters Sylvia, Patricia, and Lorraine.
Vernon was the beloved husband to the late Sue Ann Conroy nee Russell for many beautiful years. He was a proud father to Loretta Hollifield (Chuck Miller), the late Colleen Hickman, son-in-law Ted Hickman, Kimberly Glaser (John Wiley), Carol Conroy, Tim Chalk, and Tammy (Clint) Elliot. His legacy continues through his numerous grandchildren: Charlie, Mindy, Danny, Garrett, Johnny, Jason, Hayden, Jake, Nick, Gwen, Nathan, Emily, Olivia, Abai, Collin, Ava, Caitlin, Gavin, Brigid, and Michaela. His joy was further multiplied by his great-grandchildren: Charlie III, Darren, Tyler, TayLynn, Rowan, and Scarlett.
Famed as the life of the party, Vernon's love for life was infectious. A natural storyteller, Vernon held audiences in rapture as he alternated between tales of fishing adventures, including the time he accidentally caught a tiger shark, and spirited games of pool, poker, and missions in video games. Regardless, his ultimate joy was spending time with family.
Be it out on the water with a fishing rod in hand, orchestrating the play on the pool, poker table or celebrating his loved ones, Vernon lived a life full of adventure, laughter, and warmth. He will be remembered as a mirthful, loving soul whose legacy will continue to live on through the many lives he touched.
In his passing, Vernon leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and a life well-lived. His memory will continue to inspire his family and all who knew him, reminding them to live each day with joy, to cherish their loved ones, and to never miss an opportunity for a good laugh. His was a life filled with joy, and his memory will continue to bring smiles to the faces of those who loved him.
Vernon Conroy will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. His life was a celebration of joy, love, and family, and his memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate Vernon’s life on Wednesday November 29, 2023, from 3PM-5PM+ 7PM-9PM at the family-owned Evans Life Celebration Home- 8800 Harford Rd. Vernon’s funeral mass will be held Thursday November 30, 2023, 10AM at St. Ursula’s Catholic Church- 8801 Harford RD. He will be laid to rest to at Parkwood Cemetery- 3310 Taylor Ave.