2018-06-14 / Obituaries

Stephen Conway

June 10, 2018

Stephen Conway Stephen Conway Stephen John Conway, 29, of Wilkes-Barre, PA, tragically passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Born on Aug. 14, 1988 in Wilkes- Barre, Stephen was the son of Martin Stover and Catherine Conway. He attended and graduated from the Wilkes-Barre Area High School with the Class of 2007. After high school, Stephen proudly served his country for four years in the United States National Guard with the 109th Infantry Regiment of West Pittston. He was stationed in Iraq for one year during the Iraq War. He has worked as a landscaper in the Wilkes-Barre area for the last three years.

Stephen was a man who loved the outdoors. He had a passion for nature that included kayaking, hiking, fishing and rock climbing. He will be missed by his best dog companion Daisy. Stephen’s greatest passion in life was his family. He loved to be around his family and will be deeply missed by all.

Survivors include his mother, Catherine Conway (Dale Gardinor) of Wilkes-Barre; father, Martin Stover of Tunkhannock, (Denise Chamberlin Stover of Meshoppen); his siblings, Logan Stover, Jewell Stover, Nathaniel Sheldon, Patrick Gardinor, Sarah Gardinor, Erin Gardinor and Josh Gardinor; grandparents, Wayne and Rachel Berry; aunts and uncles, Patricia Conway (Olie Rose, III), Marion Dennis (Vincent), Annette Spangler (John), Gerry Jackson (Leroy), Margaret Torres (Ermel), Marshall Stover (Ruby), Katherine Oslin (Bob), Cookie Sicker, Randi Tourscher (Don), Billy Stover, Donald Chamberlin (Theresa), Ben Chamberlin (Cheryl) and James Berry (Lisa), as well as several cousins. Stephen was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John D. and Norma Kelly Conway; paternal grandparents, Zeno and Katherine Stover, Donald Chamberlin, and his aunt, Jackie Conway.

A celebration of life for Stephen will be held on Thursday, June 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 8206 SR 6, Meshoppen. A Military Honor Service will be conducted at 9 p.m. by members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534 of Wyalusing, the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion of Black Walnut, the Dennis Strong Post #457 American Legion of Tunkhannock and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post #3583 of Mehoopany. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Stephen’s name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township, PA 18411.

Online condolences can be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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