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Carl Edwin Conley

Published: May 16, 2014 4:00 AM

Carl Edwin Conley, 82 a lifelong Rootstown resident, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. He was born September 10, 1931 in Akron, Ohio to the late Clyde Leroy and Mary Elizabeth (Gray) Conley. Mr. Conley was known as the voice of the Rootstown Rovers announcing all sporting events. He was most proud at one of the girls basketball games he was able to meet Lebron James and was most happy after Lebron turned pro that he still remembered Mr. Conley. Mr. Conley was a member of the St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown and the Knights of Columbus Council 5173 where he was a past Grand Knight and a district deputy. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed bird watching.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Cecilia (Keppler) Conley, his children Jennifer Marie (Robert) Flecksteiner, David (Pat) Conley, Stephen Conley, Daniel (Nancy) Conley, James (Jodie) Conley and Matthew Conley. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren , 13 great grandchildren and sister Grace Evelyn Korbuszewski. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother William L. and Laura Rose Sherrard. Calling hours will be Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 2 PM until time of services at 4 PM at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Ohio Bird Sanctuary, 3774 Orweiler Rd. Mansfield, Ohio 44903. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.

(Shorts-Spicer-Crislip 330-296-6858, RC 5-16-14)

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WestCoastNiece May 16, 2014 9:45 AM

Uncle Carl: Your determination was such an inspiration to so many. You would never believe it if it was said that something couldn't be done. Your faith and perseverance live on in your children and grandchildren. I am blessed with such fond memories of you that I will hold close to my heart.

May your soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, rest in peace. Amen.

Chumley May 16, 2014 8:39 AM

Hi Dad, Had to sign in with my Coast Guard nick name. You called me Steve, Stephen the Arch Angel. :) . Try to be and will carry our Conley name on forever. My daughters Stephanie and Julia  will be with me too.

I am glad you and Mom love Laurie in my life now and she loves you.

YOU have been one of the most Spirited influential persons in my life with humor, motivation, advice, mentoring and all with love, caring and support. Your music talent and avid sports admiration also lives on!  My parents have given me the best life I could ask for. Thank You both and we will take care of Mom. Miss you so much Dad but your Spirit with God is in me! LOVE is the most powerful power he gives us! You showed us that!  I Love you,Stephen