Col. Francis S. Conaty, Jr., USA, Ret., of Arlington, Va., age 93, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, on September 23, 2013. The only son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Francis S. Conaty, was born in Rockville, IL on May 15, 1920. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 66 years, Carol Clayton Conaty. He is survived by their six children, Mrs. Patricia McNamara, Mrs. Ceci Dittmar, Mr. Chip Conaty, Mr. Phil Conaty, Mr. Pete Conaty, and Mrs. Peggy Pisciotta and their respective spouses. Additionally he had 16 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and a large extended family, all of whom were treasured dearly. He proudly served 30 years in the US Army, a veteran of WWII and the Vietnam War. A true patriot, he is a hero and inspiration to all who knew and loved him. He will be buried with Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery (date to be determined). Personal tributes and photos may be posted at (search under his name). Funeral details will be posted on same site. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Citadel Scholarship Fund or to a charity of your choice. Tags: 1940

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