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Richard Francis Conway

Born: Fri., Aug. 15, 1941
Died: Wed., May 27, 2020


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Florence, MT - Richard (Dick) Francis Conway, 78, passed away May 27, 2020 at home due to Dementia. Dick was born in Saginaw, MI in 1941 to John and Estelle (Wojcik) Conway. After graduation he joined the Navy, served on the USS Lexington and at Pensacola, Florida. He supported a chopper wing, completed Photography school, and achieved a Photographers Mate rating. He had fond memories of creating slide presentations for the Navy brass during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dick went to work for General Motors Steering Gear Division in 1972 and worked most of his 27-year career in the P.R. department as their photographer. After retirement he moved to Florence, Montana where he pursued his passion for skiing, photographing the nature of the West, and ride his Honda Goldwing motorcycle on scenic winding roads. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and John Quincy Adams III. He is survived by his wife Sheila Stockford and his son Mark Conway and his wife Tamkeen Baber. Cremation and a private memorial were performed in June 2020.

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James Willis
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
RIP Dick,
We spent many an hour talking photography and him supplying me with film and help for my job in Product Analysis. Good times we had.
Jim & Joanne Willis

Gary Brasseur
   Posted Wed July 01, 2020
I worked with Dick on several projects while at Plant 2. I enjoyed him and his work. He will be missed.

Carl Tarum
   Posted Sun July 05, 2020
I remember walking through the engineering garage in the 1980's and watching Dick work his magic on a picture of an integral steering gear. He had a timed shutter and when it went off, he waved his two flood lights (one in each hand) around the subject, but never got his hand in the picture. It was slow film with small f-stop, as it took about 3 seconds to take the picture. I later saw the photo in a service manual and it was great. No shadows and great detail. Geeks today with photoshop can't even come close because they don't understand the art like Dick did.

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