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Brian G. Conley

Born: Wed., Feb. 18, 1948
Died: Thu., Jul. 4, 2019


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
Location: United Methodist Church


Funeral Service

7:00 PM Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
Location: United Methodist Church


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     Brian G. Conley, 71, of Camden, NY passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home after a valiant fight with Agent Orange related illnesses. He was born on February 18, 1948 in Oneida, NY a son of Richard & Doris Ferris Conley. Brian graduated from Camden High School Class of 1966. He was a left handed pitcher and first baseman and was contacted by the Atlanta Braves baseball training camp to attend prior to enlisting. On November 18, 1967 he married the former Linda Simmons at the Camden United Methodist Church. Brian entered the U.S. Army on October 20, 1966, he attained the rank of Sergeant on October 8, 1968 and was honorably discharged on October 19, 1972. He served during the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He then worked for Niagara Mohawk for nearly 30 years where he was a power control supervisor retiring in 1999.

     He was also president and founder of Tug Hill Bullet Co. from 1984-1999 and in 2000 established Tug Hill Cartridge. Brian was a former member of the Arthur S. Moran American Legion Post #66 and an active member of the Lt. Victor Giles V.F.W. Post #6530, the NRA, Camden Rod & Gun Club and the Otto Mills Hunting Club. He was very active with Camden Little League as a former vice president, coach and groundskeeper. He also played Camden Rec. Softball and coached Legion baseball.  

     Brian is survived by his wife, Linda Conley, Camden, NY, two daughters, Tammy Conley & Darryl Mawson and Kelli Conley & Rodney Facteau, all of Camden, NY, six grandchildren, Andrew Conley & Amanda O’Connell, Kara Cook & Zac Brown, Allison Smith & Joshua Havens, Amanda Spink, Emily Smith, and Rodney Facteau & Julianna Hunt, twelve great grandchildren, one brother, Timothy & Cindy Conley, mother-in-law, Eleanor Simmons, one sister-in-law, Sandy Conley, all of Camden, NY and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Brian was predeceased by one brother, Mike Conley and one sister, Linda Conley.

     Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from the Camden United Methodist Church under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Private interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden, NY. Calling hours will be held from 3:00 p.m. until the start of services at the church, 132 Main Street. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Camden Rod & Gun Club, 2655 Moran Post Road, Camden, NY 13316, Lt. Victor Giles V.F.W. Post #6530, 77 Main Street, Camden, NY 13316 or Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 913651.

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Bonnie Burgy
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and her family. Brian was a wonderful person and a friend to me and Paul.


Paul Clark
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
I want to wish my heart felt sympathy to the family. Brian was a true friend all though school.

Ronald J Deeley
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
Brian G. Conley
February 18, 1948 – July 4, 2019

I want to express my condolences to the entire family of Brian G. Conley, to the community, and the Class Of 1966.

There is a picture of Brian, some of our classmates and me in first grade floating around face book somewhere, that was 1954-1955, I’ve known of Brian since then.

Brian was always clean cut with an unmistakable crew cut, growing up. Brian was always sincere and appreciative of every thing he did, it was like he was on a mission to accomplish and complete what ever had to be done.

Brian would focus on you and if a noise or disturbance was close at hand he would notice that instantly, he would turn his head quickly and notice what was going on to see if it was friend or foe and to access the situation in his area. It seems like he was always concerned for all.

During the 70’s and early 80’s, Brian would stop at my business and we would visit about what was going on in the community and world. We found a few minutes of total trust and it was if we where back in grade and high school, only knowing, we had to carry the load of our responsibility for our families and community, that’s how Brian was in every thing he did.

Some may have considered him to be opinionated, but always forth right, with what he believed in, that’s what I liked about Brian. You could always count on knowing who he was and what he stood for.
I didn’t know his parents very well, Richard and Doris Ferris Conley, but, looking back they did a wonderful job in raising a family, teaching their children well.

I did know his wife Linda, her parents, Harry and Eleanor Simmons who spoke highly of Brian when ever I saw them. I knew Brian was doing for and thinking about his family at all times.

Brian and I never talked much about religion, but I know Brian was a Godly man, he loved his wife Linda, his children, his father and mother, his father and mother in law, his siblings, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, he loved us all.

Having read his obituary, I realized he was affiliated with the United Methodist Church of Camden, I know he will be with the Father, Jesus the Christ as Promised. Brian will be, where there is no more suffering or pain, Brian will be with his parents living Eternally.

“It is not the end, it is just a change”.

What a wonderful man, husband, brother, grandparent, friend and citizen! Thank you for your service, the great patriot you have been!

It is time for you to rest ole friend, rest in peace, Brian G. Conley.

“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”.

I miss you, until we meet again.

Ronald J. Deeley
23862 NYS Rt. 126
Watertown, NY 13601 315-245-2271 deeleyronald@msn.com

Sandy Ackerman
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
Oh Linda, and Andrew and whole family, so very sorry to hear that Brian passed away. It was so wonderful to see him at past couple of shows in Syracuse. He was a cherished member and vendor of our club for many years and will truly be missed. Please know my sincere thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you; and hugs for y'all when I see you in September.

Pat and Lloyd Zimmerman
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Linda and Family,

We are so sorry to hear about Brian. I have many great memories of him through the years. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know you will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Pat and Lloyd

frank r bumbolo
   Posted Fri July 19, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Brian was a friend and customer for over 30 years bringing his love for shooting sports to Central New York. Brian was always willing to help a new shooter, and his face at the guns shows will be missed. Until we meet again......

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