Robert J. ‘Bob’ Conway

July 13, 1934 – Aug. 16, 2022

Robert J. “Bob” Conway, 88, Cresson, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Charles and Bertha (Beiswenger) Conway.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas.

Bob was a great husband, father, and brother and a kind person. He was loved by many, including his wife of 59 years, Judith (Miller), whom he married on April 27, 1963; children: Rita (Keith) Bergstein, Ronald (Melanie) Conway, Vicki Conway, Lisa (Thomas) Brown and Shari (Thomas) Buck; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; siblings: Florence Miller, Mary Ellen Beechan, Virginia Tarka and Joseph Conway.

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1957-59. While he retired from the railroad, Bob’s true passion was flying. He first learned to fly as a teenager and was proud of the time he served as a commercial pilot for Allegheny Commuter Airline. We like to think he is now happily back in his captain’s seat at the controls.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Cresson, with the Rev. Leo Arnone celebrant. Military honors will be provided by the Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and other local military organizations. Committal will be made at St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Costumes for Courage, a non-profit organization founded by Bob’s grandchildren. Costumes for Courage gifts costumes to children facing significant medical challenges and provides support to their families. Donations can be made online at www.costumesforcourage.org.

Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com.