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C. Vernon Conway

August 4, 1931 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 90)

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C. Vernon Conway, 90, of Brewerton, passed away on March 30, 2022 at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Syracuse, NY on August 4, 1931 to the late Merritt and the late Doris M. (Beckwith) Conway.

Vern graduated in 1950 from Central High School and then joined the Army Reserve in 1950 until 1959. He was owner and operator of Aero Marina Conway since 1960 after taking over the family business from his parents. Vern was a Town of Cicero Board member and Chairman. He spent 1 year on the planning board and was past President of the Marine Dealers Association, past President of the South Bay Snowmobile Club, Board of Directors of Central New York Waterways, Yamaha Outboard Motor Dealer Council, Yamaha Water Vehicle Dealer, and Larson Boat Company Dealer Council. He was a Lie member of the South Bay Volunteer Fire Department, served as Assistant Chief, then promoted to Chief for several years. The new Town of Cicero Highway Department building was dedicated to him in his name.

Vern is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bonnie J. (Wise); their 5 children, Marla J. Carno, Merritt A. (Maureen) Conway, Vernon M. (Wendy) Conway, Pamela A. (Daniel) Kurtz, and David S. (Carrie) Conway; 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

There will not be any immediate services. A Celebration of Life will take place in August with a date to be announced.

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