Stephen Conaway

Stephen Conaway

Feb 17, 1951

Oct 2, 2013

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Stephen Anthony Conaway was born February 17, 1951 on the homestead on Tyler Lane in Louisville, Kentucky to Mary Louise Ray Conaway and Sylvester Conaway. He was their youngest child.

As a baby, Stephen was christened at St Augustus Catholic Church and given his Christian name “Anthony”, which he took as his middle name. Stephen attended St Ignatius School, Newburg Middle School, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. During the summer, Stephen thought it was fun to accompany his dad to work to watch him train show horses. From that time on, he had a love for animals. In fact his dog, “Brownie”, a chocolate Labrador Retriever, was part of the family for over 17 years.

“Blackfoot”, as he was called, was a jack of all trade. He was a self-taught plumber, car repairman, and whatever was wrong he was “Mr. Fix It”. He worked for Rudy Engineering as a Draftsman.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Patricia Maddox.

Stephen enjoyed family and friends (especially the grandkids). He was a fun loving outgoing person that never met a stranger. A faithful U of K fan, he never missed an opportunity to watch the “Cats” play. His other hobbies included fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, listening to old school music especially Otis Redding from the 70’s hit, “I’ve Been Loving You;” and from the 80’s it was Doug E. Fresh, “The Show Six Minutes You’re On”, and anything by Anita Baker—that was his girl.

On Wednesday morning, October 2, 2013, Stephen departed this life. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce, and father Sylvester Conaway.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Pat Maddox Conaway, mother Louise Conaway, children Andre, Stefan, Ashlee, Jarod, Natasha, eleven grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.