LAFARGEVILLE, NY — Patrick Conley, 48, lost his battle to cancer on May 20, 2020, at Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC.
Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, the son of Patrick Conley and Carolyn Gannon, he graduated in 1990 from Washington Township School. He then went to college and graduated from Indiana State University where he received a degree in Construction Technology.
At the time of his death he was employed as a quality control manager at Structural Associates.
In 2011, Pat started coaching basketball for the Town of Orleans Youth Commission, and in 2014, he joined the board. In 2016, he became the President of the board. He loved the basketball program and teaching the youth the fundamentals of the game. Pat made every child feel like they could be a superstar, and the nickname he gave some of the players will live on forever. He was genuinely loved by all.
He and his son, Cooper, operated a hobby farm called, “Conley’s Country Critters.” They raised peacocks, ducks and many other bird species, as well as pigs, goats, and dogs. Cooper has many fond memories of him and his dad going to bird auctions.
Pat loved spending time with Cooper, going to the Gal’s for ice cream, cruising around in one of his old Cadillac’s, dressing up for the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cubs. He was so happy when he was able to take Cooper to his first Cubs game a few years ago.
Pat was one of a kind. He gave our community more than we could ever give back to him. We are blessed that he chose to call out town his home for all these years. We will miss him dearly.
Surviving is his son Cooper; stepson, Chase Montrois; a stepdaughter, Alexis Beck; and many extended family members.
On Saturday, June 20, 2020, Pat will be honored at the LaFargeville Town Park by the Town of Orleans Youth Commission at 11am. A Celebration of Life will follow at Tom & Connie Johnston’s home, 31931 State Route 180, LaFargeville, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
Anyone planning to attend will need to adhere to all social distancing rules.
Condolences can be made at trjetty.com