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Lois J. Conroy

June 7, 1933 — December 1, 2020

Lois J. Conroy, 87, of Natrona Heights, Harrison, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Concordia of Franklin Park, where she resided the last 4 years.

She was born June 7, 1933, in Tarentum, and was the daughter of Marie (Brubaker) and Clyde Carney.

She graduated in 1952 from Har-Brack High School, Natrona Heights, and six weeks later married the love of her life, Charles “Buddy” Conroy Jr. They were married 63 years until his death in 2016.

Mrs. Conroy worked at the Joseph Horne Co. in Natrona Heights for over 30 years, retiring from its successor Lazarus in 1996.

She was a member of Guardian Angels Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. A stint working as a teen at Eggert’s Bakery in Natrona Heights contributed to her outstanding dessert-making skills. Holiday dinners were a time for all the family members to gather at the long dining room table with extensions into the living room for a delicious homemade meal and her wonderful pies and cookies.

She enjoyed traveling to North Myrtle Beach on family vacations, to Florida for baseball games, and especially to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, where she and Buddy were expert video poker players. She was a big fan of all sports.

Family was her top priority, and she was a devoted mother of four children, Anna Marie, who died in infancy; Lori (Randy) Lechner of Wexford, Rebecca (David) Killian of Cheswick, and Michael Conroy of Geneva, IL. She had seven grandchildren: Lauren Lechner (Justin) Brown of Parker, CO; Lindsay (fiancé Collin Luft) Lechner of Philadelphia; Devin Conroy of Los Angeles; Drew Conroy of San Francisco, Ryan Conroy of Brooklyn; Joseph Killian of Pittsburgh, and Diana Killian of Cheswick. She was thrilled to become a great-grandmother to Aspen Elizabeth Brown, 13 months ago, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of a second great-grandchild later this month.

She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Bruckner of San Antonio. Her brother Don Carney died in 2016.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence please visit

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Friday, December 4, 2020

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