April 25, 1941 ~ December 19, 2012
Richard E. Conway, beloved husband of Wendy Conway, passed away December 9, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born April 25, 1941 in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and received his Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1966. After graduation, he spent two years as a lieutenant on active duty at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Moving his family to California in 1970 and to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1976, he continued to pursue his 40 year career in finance, focusing on turnaround situations. Richard was passionate about business, leading troubled situations into smoother, sustainable operations. He enjoyed working in small, family-owned businesses that needed help, using his skills in engineering and finance to guide them into stable waters and then moving on to his next challenge. The puzzle of how people, communities and culture organize themselves to sustain values was a particular fascination of his, as a source of study, conversation and dialog he maintained throughout his life. He was active in leadership roles in his church, enjoyed the sport of squash, and took great pride in home and family. He is survived by his devoted wife Wendy; daughter Elizabeth Walters (Steve) and son Jeff (Jennifer); grandchildren McKenna, Jason and Rowan, brothers Jack, Carl and Nelson; nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peregrine Hospice in Torrance California, the cancer foundation of your choice, or to the Immanuel Church Memorial Fund. There was a private family service held on December 14 with a public memorial service to be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 706 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
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