ForeverMissed

John R. "Bob" Conway, also known as J.R., 74, of Mullica Hill, passed away on Nov. 21, 2013 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband for 27 years of Joan (nee Snyder), devoted father of Kim (Ken) Wagner of Charlotte, NC, Denise (Tim) Shirhall of Matthews, NC, Keith (Shelby) Fowler of Charlotte, NC, Debra Tierno of Woodstown, Alex (Debbie) Silvestro of Gibbstown, Kelly (Lee Anne) Fowler of Mint Hill, NC and Stephen (Stacy) Silvestro of Woolwich.  Loving grandfather of 14, great grandfather of 7.  Dear brother of Minta Van Novotny.  Predeceased by his parents John "Jack" and Thelma (Phillips) Conway.  Bob is also survived by Jake and Molly.

 Visitation Mon, Nov. 25, 2013 from 9-10:45am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where Mass will be celebrated at 11AM.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Salem County Animal Humane Society at ww.salemcountyhumanesociety.org, PO Box 214, Carney's Point, NJ 08069 would be appreciated.

Posted by Steve Phillips on September 9, 2014
Van, we lost contact years ago and did not know how to reach you. Boy can't read this but you can. Please contact you first cousins. rodsr37@cox.net or phillips1086@bellsouth.net

WE ARE PRAYING FOR PEACE AND COMFORT FOR THE FAMILY!
Posted by Rodric Phillips on September 5, 2014
Joan, I was Bob's 1st Cousin. His mom Thelma was my father Raymond Phillips' sister. I have searched for Bob for yeas while doing genealogy work on our family. I was really saddened to just find him today only to learn he died last November. My condolences to your family. I do have a few photos from our childhood in Atlanta, You can tell your children and grand children that their Bob's 2nd great grandfather (Joseph Phillips) fought in the War of 1812 for which he received an 80 acre land grant in Alabama. I'm so sad. I had so much to tell Bob.
Posted by Minta Van Novotny on August 29, 2014
Bob, I miss you more than words can say. I just love you so much and wish I could be with you. Joan is an angel. Such a one. I feel as if I'm going to see you soon. Watch for me. Your loving sister, Van
Posted by Carol & Phil Swanson on December 10, 2013
We are thankful for Bob's friendship and kindness and will deeply miss him as part of our lives.
Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to Joan and all the family members during this most difficult time.
Posted by Colleen Hall on November 25, 2013
Uncle Bob, I am so grateful that we found each other again. I can't imagine my life without you in it. I will forever miss our weekly conversations. We laughed, shed a few tears, & teased each other silly! I love you. Thank you for being a part of my life. See you soon!
Posted by Angela Murphy on November 23, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. May your thought be filled with wonderful memories as you face the days ahead. God bless you all.
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Posted by Steve Phillips on September 9, 2014
Van, we lost contact years ago and did not know how to reach you. Boy can't read this but you can. Please contact you first cousins. rodsr37@cox.net or phillips1086@bellsouth.net

WE ARE PRAYING FOR PEACE AND COMFORT FOR THE FAMILY!
Posted by Rodric Phillips on September 5, 2014
Joan, I was Bob's 1st Cousin. His mom Thelma was my father Raymond Phillips' sister. I have searched for Bob for yeas while doing genealogy work on our family. I was really saddened to just find him today only to learn he died last November. My condolences to your family. I do have a few photos from our childhood in Atlanta, You can tell your children and grand children that their Bob's 2nd great grandfather (Joseph Phillips) fought in the War of 1812 for which he received an 80 acre land grant in Alabama. I'm so sad. I had so much to tell Bob.
Posted by Minta Van Novotny on August 29, 2014
Bob, I miss you more than words can say. I just love you so much and wish I could be with you. Joan is an angel. Such a one. I feel as if I'm going to see you soon. Watch for me. Your loving sister, Van
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Shared by Kim Wagner on November 23, 2013
Daddy loved eagles. When I was young, his favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:28-31.

King James Version (KJV)

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


I am thankful for the honest and open relationship I had with Daddy. He taught me how to fight and not give up, how to love my children unconditionally, and how to love myself. Daddy was my hero. 

Thank you, Jesus, for Daddy's time on earth and for making him my Daddy. 

I'll see you soon, Daddy.