FRANK JAMES CONWAY was born on January 15, 1938 in Camden, New Jersey to Nicholas and Bertha Conway. His parents were both born in Newfoundland, Canada and had come to Camden in the 1920s, as did many others who were native to that Canadian province. The Conway family, which then included daughters Mary A. and Bertha and son William, was living at 235 Chestnut Street in South Camden when the 1930 Census was taken, Nicholas Conway then working as a carpenter. Sadly, daughter Bertha died before the end of the 1930s. By the time the 1940 Census was enumerated, six more children had been born, Agnes R., Theresa J., Claire D., Nicholas Jr., Frank J., and the youngest, Bertha J., who was born in the latter half of 1939. Nicholas Conway was by then working as a dock builder. The family was living at 1268 Mechanic Street, next door to the Dennis Conway family who lived at 1266. Dennis Conway, his wife Anna and son John were also Newfoundland natives. Dennis Conway was most likely were related to Nicholas Conway. By 1956 Nicholas Conway and his family had moved to 1228 Van Hook Street.

Frank J. Conway was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on June 29, 1965. Records indicated that

he and his wife, the former Marian Brezna, were living at 2909 East Octagon Road in the Fairview section of Camden at the time of his appointment, and they were still there as late as 1970. Frank J. Conway was promoted to Captain on February 19, 1982. He was serving on the Fourth Platoon with Ladder Company 3 at the end of his career. Captain Conway retired on pension on July 1, 1990. 

When Camden lifted its residency requirements for firemen, the Conways moved out of the city. By 1980 Frank J. Conway and his family were living at 1004 Scott Road in Lindenwold, New Jersey where they remained into the 1990s. 

Last a resident of the Sewell section of Washington Township, New Jersey, Frank J. Conway passed away on May 8, 2006. He was survived by his wife, daughter Erin, son Frank P. Conway, two grandchildren, and many other relatives.   


Camden Courier-Post * May 13, 2016

Frank J. Conway

AGE: 78 Washington Twp.

Frank J. Conway, on May 8, 2016, of Washington Twp. Age 78. Devoted husband of Marian (nee Brezna). Devoted father of Erin Korte (Ken) and Frank P. Conway (Fabiola Congias). Loving grandfather of Kole, Dylan and the late Maxx. Dear brother of Mary Amato, Agnes Ippolite, Bertha Gagliardi (Al), Claire Winters, Carole Zamba (Gene) and the late Nicholas and William. Dear brother-in-law of Barbara Conway and Vera Conway. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Friday 8:15 - 10:15 AM at the Egizi Funeral Home, 119 Ganttown Road, Washington Twp. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM at SS. Peter & Paul RC Church, 119 Ganttown Road. Interment private.

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I grew up at my parents grocery store about 6 houses from the great Conway family on Van Hook Street in Camden. Frankie C. was my fierce competitor in.......Half Ball........We had set up Cope Street. As our 'Field of Dreams' and played day and night for years....He was an honest, talented tough good friend, and will forever be in the Whitman Park Half-Ball Hall of Fame....Eternal rest with God for Dear Frankie.........God Bless the Conways.......

Joe C. Franchetti,