Joseph Patrick Conroy, 87, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was born March 14, 1931 in Cleveland, to the late John and Kathleen (nee Wallace) Conroy. Joseph graduated from St. Ignatius High School and attended Kent State University.
He joined the U.S. Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. Joseph worked at Ford and Chevrolet. He went on to own his own business for 30 years, Brunswick Disposal.
He was inducted into the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 2000. Joseph established the Medina County Chapter for Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed hunting with the dogs he bred and trained. Joseph was a race car driver, mechanic and car owner. He started his racing career in the 50's, when he was stationed in Montana, then raced locally. In 1997, Joseph invented and patented the racing device, Conroy Pneu Control.
He will be dearly missed by his beloved life partner, Karen Harlinski; his daughter, Cheryl; sons, Joseph Jr. (Sherri) and Jeffrey Conroy; grandchildren, Erin, Joseph III, Jack, Mackenzie and Jordan Conroy.
Joseph was preceded in death by his siblings, Jack (Agnes) Conroy, Kathleen (Donald) Haaning, William Conroy and Mary Eileen Conroy.
Services for Joseph will be held at a later date.
The family suggests donations be made in Joseph's name to his favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl R., Brunswick, OH 44212.
Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com