Frankie
Conway


FRANKIE CONWAY was born Nicola Iacovelli in Italy on November 3, 1900. He began fighting professionally in Philadelphia in late 1914 or early 1915, and fought over 200 bouts before losing his eyesight to a ring injury. In the late 1920s and early 1930s he operated a soft-drink saloon in Camden. After a great deal of legal wrangling, in the late 1930s Frankie Conway obtained a liquor license in Westmont (Haddon Township), New Jersey and operated a bar there at 110 West Cuthbert Boulevard for over 20 years. Frankie Conway's bar in Westmont is still open, and has been known for many years as Fischer's. 

Frankie Conway is often confused with another fighter who fought out of New York under the same name at about the same time whose real name was Frank Ferris. 

Frankie Conway passed away in 1960.


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Veterans Boxing Association
Banquet Program
May 7, 1961

 

Honored Guests and Speakers

INVOCATION 
Rev. Father CHARLES KEISER 
Pastor of St. Agnes and St. Jude Churches, Blackwood Area

TOASTMASTER 
FRANK M. LARIO, Esq. 
Counselor-Ring No.6 

 

Honorable WILLIAM T. CAHILL 
Congressman, First District, N. 1.
"Man of the Year, 1960" 

MARTIN SEGAL 
Sheriff of Camden County
"Man of the Year, 1957" 

Sgt. RAY SMITH 
Ring No.6 First President
Man of the Year, 1959"

JOE SWEENEY 
President, Ring No. I-Philadelphia, Pa. 

JOE (Kid) MURPHY 
President, Ring No.6 

BUSHY GRAHAM 
President, Ring No.8-New York City 

ODIN DUDRICH 
President, Ring No.9-Garfield, N. 1. 

JAMES O'NEILL
Executive Editor-Courier-Post 

TOM RYAN 
Sports Editor-Courier-Post 


PETE LATZO 
Former World's Welterweight Champion 


Corporal IZZY SCHWARTZ 
Former World's Flyweight Champion 


JOHNNY JADICK 
Former Junior Welterweight Champion 

BATTLING MACK
Camden's Leading Featherweight Contender in the 1920s 

K. O. JOE O'DONNELL 
Gloucester City, N. 1. 

EDWARD KNIGHT 
Garden State Park Official 

JOE McCAULEY 
Radio Announcer-Station WIP 

 

 


Our Man of the Year

"Our Guest of Honor, Frankie Conway was born in Camden on November 3, 1900 and in his pre-teen days when he wasn't selling newspapers down at the Pennsylvania Ferry, he was either playing on one of the city playgrounds, or boxing with the neighborhood kids in some back yard, or in the street. At the age of fifteen, after having a dozen or so amateur bouts, Frankie boxed his first professional bout with Kid Dougherty at the Douglas A. C. in Philadelphia and after six tough rounds he received the handsome sum of $5.00. Now Frankie thought that was better and much quicker than selling papers. He sometimes didn't earn that much in a week standing outside in all kinds of weather.

So Frankie embarked on a boxing career that took him from one town to another meeting the top contenders in both the bantamweight and featherweight classes. Among some of his bouts were the rough and tough' Whitey Fitzgerald, Benny Valger, Harry "Kid" Brown, Bennie Kauffman, Battling Murray, Frankie Jerome, Maxie Williamson and the Gloucester blacksmith, K. O. Joe O'Donnell (a few of these old timers are here tonight).

After almost ten years of boxing and close to 200 bouts and in the early part of 1924, Frankie was not yet 24 years old, when he had the misfortune of losing the sight in his left eye, and shortly after, the same happened to his right eye. Several operations by the best eye specialists in New York proved futile. But Frankie didn't give up ... being young and ambitious, he tried his hand in the cafe and night club business and today he is the proud owner of the 11 O'Clock Club at 18 West Cuthbert Boulevard in Westmont. 

The petite gal that you see with him constantly is his lifetime manager, trainer and wife who before she became Mrs. Conway, was the former Maude B. Stiles. 

Also here tonight are his two sisters, Mrs. Louise Ricciardelli of Westmont and Mrs. Della Uhorchek of Trenton and brother Tony, also of Westmont. 

And this in brief, is the story of our Honorary President, the Champion of Champions. Yes, we of V. B. A. - Ring No.6, are indeed proud and greatly gratified to have you Frankie Conway as "OUR MAN OF THE YEAR - 1961". 

God Bless You!

Arrangement Committee

Joseph Powell
Les Cranmer

 


Veterans Boxing Association
Ring No. 6
13th Annual Banquet
Honoring
Frankie Conway
"Man of the Year - 1961"
Sunday Evening May 7, 1961

Moffa's Farm
Blenheim, N.J.

"One For All - All Fo r One!"

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Moffa's Farm
Banquet
Center

New Jersey Veteran Boxing Association
Ring No.6

JOE (Kid) MURPHY
LES CRANMER
NEIL McLAUGHLIN
AL DALY 
FRANKIE RAPP
 
PEE WEE ROSS
CHARLES BAUERS 

FRANKIE CONWAY
Sgt. RAY SMITH
LEON LUCAS 
NEIL McLAUGHLIN 
ANGELO MALANDRA
EDWARD C. GARRITY
JOE CERVINO 
JOE (Kid) MURPHY
LEW SKYMER 

JOE MORAN
JOE SPEARING
MARTY SEGAL 
FRANK (Chick) ABBOTT
WILLIAM T. CAHILL 
FRANK M. LARIO, Esq. 
DAVE MOORE 

Compliments of 

Veteran Boxers Association
Ladies Auxiliary - Ring No. 6 

ANNA MAZZILLI
MARIAN MARTIN
DAISY MARCHESE
MARY L. VITARELLI
MARY ROSSI 
NETTIE ANGELASTRO 

MARIE FARRIES
MIRIAM GLEASON 
STELLA PIETRAFESA 

MARGARET PELLE
PEARL SEUM
ELAINE CRESCENZO
GILDA DI SALVIA 
SHIRLEY MANCINI
ROSE BALLENTINE
LENA ROSELLI 
IDA PELLE 
IDA HURT 
MARGARET PIZZUTO 

Joe (Kid) Murphy

 

Frankie Conway 

Lew Skymer 
Frank M. Lario
Joe (Kid) Murphy
Eddie Chaney
Al Daly
Tommy Dundee
Charley Bauers
Frankie Delmont
Les Cranmer
Joe Vitarelli
Tom Ryan
Danny Di Mona
Tommy Skymer
Neil McLaughlian
Shamus Maguire
Dave Ferris
Frankie Rapp
 

Max Goldsmith - Frank Mihalick Robert Taylor - Edward Lynn 
Ralph T. Moyer - Billy Logan 
Walter E. Guenther - Barney Kelly
Vincent Colangelo - Frank Fannelli Charlie Kaplan - Trenton Beverage Jay Stanger - Oscar R. Pabst 
Bill Starr - Edward Quinlan 
Ed Weisbrot - Dan Iacovone 
Angelo Cocozza - Lew Skymer  
Frank M. Lario - Frank V. Blanco Charles E. Burroughs - E. R Plasket 
Joe Maker - B. Fitzgerald 
Guy Clokey - Eleanor Pfannenstein Erv. Plannenstein - Ray Bencroft 
Jack F. Smith - Murray Hirshorne  Joseph Rapp - Emil Schlosser, Jr. Harry Wright - John Parker
Almond Glass Co., Inc. - Sid Luber
Gus P. Jacobs - Joe Berger 
Frank Schuler - Jack Atkinson 
Norman Rose - Johnny Attell 
Tommy Skymer - Anthony Pontilino
Vincent the Barber - Joe Joy 
Terry Di Fronzo - Robert Devone William Haines - Fred Di Piero 
Joe (Kid) Murphy - Skilly - Adolph 
Shamus Maguire - Frank Valenti 
Joseph Pacelli - Tony Ricciardelli 
Tony Conway - Frankie Rapp 

RENE
AND THE 
SARGE

Sgt. RAY SMITH 
RING NO. 6 FIRST PRESIDENT 
1959 Man of the Year 

1958 - Vice President - Ring No.6

Mr. & Mrs. Lou Ragone
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Gorman
Charlie Urban -
Ray Ford
Frank Clark - Al Long
ALec Meloni - Walt Bishop
Jack Cassidy - Bill Sheffer
Chuck Guest - John Blourne 
Frank & Peg Pera -Torn Lillie Norman Steffen - Bill Johnson Harry Ames - Jack Kelley 
Miriam Gleason - George Esler
Pee Wee Ross


COMPLIMENTS OF
ITALIAN ORGANIZATION ANSSOCIATION

GUIDO MASSO
FRANK BILOTTA
FIORE C. ROSSI 
DOMINICK GREGORIO
JOSEPH DENTINO
WILLIAM POLIDORA 
FRANK CAPALBO

My Compliments to Frankie From "Willie" 
Windsor-Fifth Avenue, lnc.
Appliances
11th Street and Wright Avenue 
Camden 3, New Jersey 



CHUBBY'S 11/2 TAVERN
FEATURING
ALL CHARCOAL COOKING 
Steaks – Lobster - Shrimp
ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY VISIT OUR WISHING WELL 
Black Horse Pike at Collings Ave. West Collingswood, N. J. 

BOOSTERS OF PEE WEE ROSS

Frank Annibale - Ed Patterson James Bunker - Chester Willhem 
Al Corbett - Joseph Dentino Nicholas Iacovelli - Frank Bilotta Louis Day - William Polidora 
Nunzio Viggiano - Nick Acciola Gabe - Skilli - Tom McCann 
Al Maiorano - Hany Featheer 
Arnold Canzanese 
Jim MoFadden - Joseph Di Paolo 
Pat Vitarelli - Pat Ambrosino 
Tony Abiuso - H. G. Skillon 
Joseph J. lalorala
Mike and Rox - Joe Di Martine 
Pee Wee Ross,Jr. - Al Daly
Danny (Kid) Paolino
Pete Rabbit - Vic Righter 
Googie Vit - Chas. Bauers 
Ray Savidge - Woody Sherman 
Jim Talucci - Frank Padulla 
Frank Devone - Don Padulla 
Tony Pietrafesa - Don Pearson 
Bobby Zimmerman - Skip
Caesar Campana, Sr. - Skinny
Frankie Conway - Les Cranmer 
Elwood Weeks - Doris A Braun Ernest J. D'Antonio - Grab
Joseph Alfrunti - Rudolph Masse Frank R Di Maio - Dan Nasuti 
Guido Masso - Tony Gresle 
John Fargnoli - Wes Kenworlhy Joseph Feni - Joe Labbs 
Nicholas J. Navarra - Bill Bill
Lou Ambrosino - Bruno Fenetli Ferdinando Senese - John Opfer Bon Bon Angelo - Patsy Carlo 
Tony Ottaviano - Jack Gleason 
Ray Mulcahy - Joey Powell
Andy Corey - Al Pitner 
DaDa Palmer - Nick Salama 
John Mazola - Danny Galasso 
Al Martin - Harry Powers 
Caesar Campana, Jr. - John Vit 

CHARLES HUMES
FRED SMITH
WALTER WEST
ARCHIE McNEW
CHARLES COYLE
ED HEPPELEIN
EARL HIBBS
ANDY MARTIN
HENRY McATEER
TOMMY REITZES
FRANK RYAN
WALTER VECANDER
PHILIP (Nick) RAY
BENNY KRAMER
LITTLE (Ray) SMITH
BOBBIE O'DONALD

HARRY RASMUSSEN

 

Veteran Boxers Association 
OF NEW YORK, INC.
RING 8 
Clubrooms: 300 West 55th Street· New York
Incorporated 1953
JACK GREBELSK 
BUSHY GRAHAM
FRANKIE JACOBS
PHILL Y GILLESPIE
IRV SILVERMAN
ABE WOLINSKY
BENNY NABERS
JIMMY GRAY
WALTER UNGER


MY FRIENDS
(Ray & Frances)
Formerly of 5th and Mickle Streets 
Liquor Supermarket and Bar 
2643 Mt. Ephraim Avenue 
Camden, New Jersey 

Ray's Tavern
South 5th & Mickle Streets

Joan'e Card & Gift Shoppe
6231 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken

Marchisello Brothers, Inc.
317-325 Pine Street

Chestnut Coal and Fuel Oil, Inc
425-427 Chestnut Street

Sheriff Martin Segal

Federal Oil Company
of New Jersey
River Road at Federal Street

Merchantville Mart & Auction
Cuthbert Road
between Routes 38 and 70
Delaware Township (Cherry Hill) NJ
Tommy Skymer, owner

Billy Logan

 

 

Rev. Father CHARLES KEISER 
FRANK M. LARlO, Esq. 
Honorable WILLIAM T. CAHILL 
MARTIN SEGAL 
Sgt. RAY SMITH 
JOE SWEENEY 
JOE (Kid) MURPHY 
BUSHY GRAHAM 
ODIN DUDRICH 
JAMES O'NEIL 
TOM RYAN 
PETE LATZO  
Corporal IZZY SCHWARTZ  
JOHNNY JADICK 
BATTLING MACK 
K. O. JOE O'DONNELL
EDWARD KNIGHT 
JOE McCAULEY

Mike Bollletino and Sons
Former Boxer as Mike Daly

Clarkey's 
AUTO BODY and FENDER REPAIRS 
814 LANSDOWNE AVENUE 
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY 

V.F. W. Post No. 2685 
FIFTH & PINE STREETS 
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY 

Diane Furs 
PAT and JERRY 
208 SOUTH BROADWAY 
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY 

John Burns, Inc. 
GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY Wholesalers 
SCHLITZ - RHEINGOLD . HEINEKEN BEERS LA BATTS ALE

Mike Hayes' Sport Shop 
256 WHITE HORSE PIKE 
AUDUBON, NEW JERESEY

BAKER LANES
Thomas W. Baker, Jr., 
52 AIR CONDITIONED ALLEYS
WITH UNDERLANE RETURN
Cuthbert Road
between Routes 38 and 70
Delaware Township (Cherry Hill) NJ

Martella's Motor Freight 
NICK MARTELLA
854 CHELTON AVENUE

RAPP'S
Regular & Orthopedic Shoes
517 Broadway
Frankie Rapp

MICKEY MOUSE BAR & GRILL
Jim & Helen Penrose
Black Horse Pike, Folsom NJ

GERMINO'S
VICTORY CAFE, INC.
Norris & Decatur Streets

WILLIAM BRYEN CO.
Wholesale Meats, Poultry & Provisions
1230-1236 South 2nd Street

TOMMY DUNDEE

CAESAR CAMPANA SR.

FRANKIE DELMONT

Joseph P. "Joe" DeLuca

Frank J. Leonard
Funeral Homes
1451 Broadway
&
10 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights

Leon Lucas & Family
Haddon Avenue at Liberty Street

Pipecoverers
Philadelphia Navy Yard

Reds Williams - Joe Garraty
Jack Driver - Bill Donahue

George Watts, Jr. - Ed Coigne
Ed Kaminski -
Bruce Levering
Mickey Shannon - Pee Wee Ross

 

Boilermakers Lodge No. 801 
AFL - CIO 
2332 BROADWAY - CAMDEN NJ
William Powell
Toby Caprarola
Philip Mueller
Joseph La France
Leon Johnson

Anthony Marino 

Sherman's Cafe, Inc. 
601 SOUTH FOURTH STREET 

Ang Malandra 

Don's
Delicatessen-Luncheonette
 
204 SOUTH FIFTH STREET 

Lucy's Sportswear
SKIRTS - BLOUSES - SEPARATES . ETC. 

TOMMY DUNDEE
2624 FEDERAL STREET 

Roma Cafe 
"REDS" " Proprietor 
THIRD & ROYDEN STREETS

 Bob Kerr 
NEW YORK CITY 

Dottie and Al Chapman

Jacob Denbo and Son WHOLESALE CANDY and TOBACCO 
701-703 CHESTNUT STREET 

Fred Gelber Opens Store 
834 NORTH SECOND STREET 
FURNITURE - HOT POINT APPLIANCES 
Zenith TV - Radio 
Custom Living Room Suites 10 Order 

Hair Styling by Mr. Joseph 
COMB and CURL 
3913 MARLTON PIKE
PENNSAUKEN

Polish-American Citizen Club 
WARSAW & LOWELL STREETS 
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY 

Alan's
Automatic Car Wash, Inc. 
WALT MAGANN, President 
60 NEWTON AVENUE 


Chris Columbus Bar 
IRENE ROBINSON, Proprietor 
2nd and York Streets 

Weez's Jumbo Sandwiches 
1st Stop on Black Horse Pike
off Walt Whitman Bridge 

West Collingswood Hts., N. J. 

The Gondola Restaurant 
THE FINEST IN ITALIAN FOOD 
Served with the Sounds oŁ Slrolling Mandolins at Your Table 

Black Horse Pike 
Blackwood, N. J. 

Pee Wee Ross 

Ralph Cataudo 
Wholesale Boneless Beef Cuts, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork and Provisions 
1317 and 1318
SOUTH MERRIMAC ROAD



Myron W. Miller
Electric Company

CONTRACTING ENGINEERS 

407 ARCH STREET 

George & Marty's
Jackson Cafe

Broadway & Jackson Street 

Steve' s Tavern
6th & Pine Streets

Standard Quality Over 30 Years 
Millside Farms 
VISIT OUR MODERN DAIRY BAR 

U. S. Roule 130, Riverside, N. J. 

Camden Liquor Corp.
YOUR FRIENDLY LIQUOR DEALER 
306 Broadway

Walter H. MacNamara

"Young Lawrence"
LAWRENCE G. ALEMI 

Syl Malandro's Tavern
Newton and Trenton Avenues 

A Friend
F. P. C. B. 

Bill's Bar
600 CAFE

6th & Royden Streets 

A Friend

Tony's Grill 
6th & Clinton Streets 

Garden State Restaurant 
224 North Broadway 
Camden, N. J. 

Ray Savidge

Danny's Flower Shoppe 
CREATIONS THAT ARE DIFFERENT 
717 South 4th Street

Center Tavern 
LEN TON, Inc. 
Color TV - Shuffleboard
 
4th & Arch Streets 

Pat Rovere's Gulf Station 
TUNE·UP - LUBRICATION 
Brake Service-Open 24 Hours 
Broadway & Mechanic 5treet.

Arman Mignogna 
Registered PLUMBING and HEATING 
173 Grant Avenue 
Erlton, New Jersey 

Penn Fish Company
WHOLESALE and RETAIL 
1223 Broadway 

Hudson Tavern
 
THE BEST IN DRINKS & FINE FOODS 
To Greet you - Sam Lennox
 
12 Hudson Sheet
Rear of High Speed Line 

Mazie's Liquor Store 
4709 Westfield Avenue 
Pennsauken

F. N. Bruno 
REALTOR - INSURANCE 
2628 Federal Sheet 

Quality Cleaners 
1406 Collings Road

La Sala & Company
EXCLUSIVE TAILORING 
516 Broadway

Camden Bar & Restaurant Supplies Co., Inc. 
FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT 
N. W. Cor. 4th & Kaighn Avenue

Anthony (Tony) Georgette

Heim's Pure Foods 
POTATO CHIPS _ PICKLES _ PRETZELS 
422 Hudson Street, 
Gloucester City, N. J. 

Massi's Pine Grill Bar
SPECIALIZING IN ITALIAN FOOD
Air Conditioned 

5th & Pine Streets

Rocco Fanelle's Sons 
PAPER STOCK - SCRAP IRON - METALS 
Andrew R. Fanelle 
217 Line Street 

Crystal Cleaners & Dyers, Inc. 
WE OPERATE OUR OWN
DRY CLEANING PLANT 
1012 Broadway

Grand Bar
JOHN CRANE & MATT POWERS, Proprietors 
2nd & Federal Streets

Gloria Food Market 
Specializing in 
ROAST BEEF IN ONE LB. PACKAGES 
Free Gravy 
1101 South 4th Street

A. Pietrafesa
Valeriani Bottling Co
DISTRIBUTORS OF CAMDEN BEER 
414 Pine Street 

George's Luncheonette 
500 Haddon Avenue

Franklin Cleaners, Inc. 
3016 Mt. Ephraim Avenue
West Collingswood, N, 1. 

John Daly's Grill 
2898 Mt. Ephraim Avenue 
West Collingswood, N. J. 

Louis DiFronzo
FLORIST 
835 South 4th Street 

GENE AUSTIN
Recorded "My Blue Heaven"
Sold 7 Million Records

Chaney's ... The Friendly Bar 
EDDIE CHANEY, Proprietor
Member of Ring 6 
SANDWICHES - SHRIMP
HARD SHELL CRABS 
MT. EPHRAIM AVENUE
&
MECHANIC STREET


O'Donnell's
Family Restaurant 
K. O. JOE O'DONNELL
401 NORTH BROADWAY 
GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. 

Joey Powell

Triangle Tavern 
1701 Ferry Avenue 

Garden State Liquor Store 
234 North Broadway

Morgan Village Little League 
"Youth Must Be Served - 
We Are Here To Assist"

HOME FIELD
 9th & MORGAN STREETS 
Behind No. 10 Fire House

Congressman Bill Cahill 

 

Schillig's
BLACK HORSE FARMS 
Black Horse Pike 
Ml. Ephraim, New Jersey 





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