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“I'm so saddened to hear the news of Harry's passing. What a class act! The comments offered here by those who knew him are priceless. He had...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Tim Collins - Battle Creek, MI

“I was saddened to see that Harry passed away. I first met him when I worked as a secretary at First of Michigan investments, around 1986. My desk was...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Kim Wallace-Bessler - Climax, MI

“I didn't know Harry that well but I've waited on him at the post office for almost thirty years. Harry bought and returned many hats and was very...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Natalie Tramel - East leroy, MI

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Harry's passing. We graduated together at Lakeview. He came to see me in the many, if not all, of the plays I...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Tom Cummins - Grand Rapids, MI

“My Dad And I Got To Now Harry Real Well At The YMC And I Went To Lakeville Hi 1966. We Broth Like Supper Man And Harry Look Like Clark Kent I Ran...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Gordon Maxson - Battle Creek, MI

6 of 26 | Posted by: sandra gearheart - battle creek, MI

“I have wanted to pick up the phone so many times in the last week to call Harry. He was so fun to talk to. He used to spend every afternoon in our...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Bagwell - Battle Creek, MI

“I new Harry from my years as the guitarist in the Gary Fields Comedy Club Band, 2005 - 07.Harry was one of the most interesting men I have known. A...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Clifford Babcock - Batttle Creek, MI

“Harry was my best friend for over 34 years. He was Godfather to my 6 children. I was a single mom. If it had not been for Harry's help, I would...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Lund-Meyer - Beloit, WI

“Harry was the greatest Godfather to ever grace my family and I am a better man today because of him. I hold onto so many fond memories of this man...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Storm Lund - Sparks, NV

“Sorry to see Harry has passed, I cleaned his teeth for many many years when I lived in Battle Creek, have not seen him or any of the family in 3...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Harry has always been a friendly, kind and thoughtful man. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Laura Culver - Battle Creek, MI

“I remember Harry as a charming, authentic, interesting, and wonderfully well educated gentleman.Surely this worlld is a better place, because he was...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Catherine Conway ColemN - lameda,, CA

“We were so sorry to see that Harry has passed. Harry was a wonderful regular customer at Shrank's downtown. He always had a smile on his face and...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Rita DeVore - Indianapolis, IN

“So sorry to hear about Young Harry s passing. My Mother worked for Conway Miles Insurance for thirty-nine years, Iwould stop in and visit with him...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“With such great warmth in every conversation, Harry planted seeds of kindness everywhere. No one could ask to leave a better legacy. Claire & Tom Ott ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Claire Ott - Battle Creek, MI

“We are saddened by the loss of Harry. He was a true gentleman and a friend. The family is in our prayers. ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Sam and Teresa Durham - MI

“Very sad. Harry was an intelligent and interesting person to talk to. We had many great conversations about the car shows he attended and many...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Ron Bliz - Classmate

“Many fun times dancing this past summer. I loved his class and respectable personality. He loved chatting with my son Dominic about his time in the...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Kathy Littell - Battle Creek, MI

“WE always enjoyed talking with Harry at toy and car shows. Dean got to know him when they both worked at the Comerica building downtown. They both...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: dean&donna france - battle creek, MI

“I first met Harry as we were runners on the roof of the Y Center about 35 years ago. We were friends immediately. Over the years we traded stock...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Richard Williams - Battle Creek, MI

“I will miss our occasional conversations with Harry and his presence in the Battle Creek community. Whenever he would see me he would always come...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Dave Eddy - North Fort Myers, FL

“My condolences to all of Harry's Family. I can recall my many many wonderful conversations with Harry over the years.Harry always had time to talk...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Dan Kunitzer - St Pete Beach, FL

“Joan I was so sorry to hear that Harry had passed. Our thoughts are with you from our winter home in Florida. We enjoyed your brother so much! Big...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Becky Squires - Battle Creek, MI

“Many happy memories of friendship with Harry and his family. Our fathers were close downtown businessmen. We maintained friendships all these years. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Mary McVeigh - Battle Creek, MI

“We are very sad to hear this news. We have been spending time with Harry on Friday nights at Millers Time Out. He was so good to our special needs...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: John Drikakis - Battle Creek, MI

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Harry M. Conway, 69, of Battle Creek died peacefully at his home on Monday, February 11, 2019.

He was born in Hackensack, New Jersey to Harry Gurnee and Ingrid Maria (Carlson) Conway on April 1, 1949. Harry moved to Battle Creek as a small child with his family. He was a 1967 graduate of Lakeview High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science from Western Michigan University in 1972. Harry earned his insurance license and worked with his father for over 20 years at Conway Insurance Agency in Battle Creek.

Harry is survived by two sisters, Joan Conway of Battle Creek, MI, Nancy Conway of Denver, CO; a niece, Caroline Conway of Missoula, MT; a nephew, Patrick Conway of Battle Creek and several cousins and their families.

Harry's interests included following the stock market, model cars, running and sailing in his youth. He was a longtime member of the Y Center of Battle Creek and a former Battle Creek Jaycee. He will be remembered as warm, friendly and eccentric. He could recall names, dates and facts with ease and was usually seen wearing a suit, a bow tie and a fedora hat.

Friends will be received 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. His earthly remains will be laid to rest at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Harry's memory may be made to the Battle Creek Family YMCA, 182 Capital Avenue N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at

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