Thomas J. Conway
Jan. 4, 1951 — Feb. 19, 2019
Thomas J. Conway of West Bend died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at The
Kathy Hospice at the age of 68 years. He was born on Jan. 4, 1951, in
Milwaukee to the late Charles and Louise (nee Michalski) Conway. The
family lived in New Berlin, where he attended local schools.
After graduating from New Berlin High School with the Class of 1969, he
worked at A.O. Smith / Tower Automotive. He retired in 2005 after 34
years of employment.
On Sept. 5, 1975, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Bales at St.
Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. The couple later settled in West Bend,
where they raised their family.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Bonnie; five children: Connie
(Rajesh) Asarpota, Jennifer Kennison, Steven Conway, Melissa (David)
Wilke and Patrick (Rebecca) Conway; eight grandchildren; four sisters
and one brother: Susan (Bill) Hunter, Nancy Jagers, Mary (Allen)
Van-Haute, Paul (Pam) Conway; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother,
Charles (Naomi) Conway, and one brother-in-law, Lamont Jagers.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m.
at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Private burial will be in Holy
Angels Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends during a
period of visitation at the church on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 5:45
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to Amyloidosis
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online
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