William T. Conway, of Harbor Springs, passed away on Sept. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Chicago, to Violet K. (Ross) and Erol (Pat) E. Conway. Bill grew up in Dolton, Ill., graduating from Thornridge High School.
He enlisted in the Navy Reserve and served active duty until he was honorably discharged for medical reasons.
Bill was multi-talented, especially concerning anything mechanical, automotive, or building-related. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for Heckett Engineering in Indiana.
In 1975, Bill moved to Boyne City where he renovated cars for the Boyne Valley Railroad passenger/tourist train. In 1983, he moved to Harbor Springs and stayed. He became well known for his quality workmanship and earned a reputation for being able to "fix" or solve unusual building challenges.
When his health failed, he retired to volunteering and working for the Harbor Springs Library.
Bill loved reading and his cats, but most of all, he loved his only child, Timothy John "T.J." Bill will be most remembered for his sharp intellect and wit.
Bill is survived by his son, Tim, of Petoskey; his sister, Wendy Conway, of Harbor Springs; his nephew, Patrick Conway (Annemarie), of Ellsworth; his niece, Crystal, of Ann Arbor; his grandnephews, Philip and Jake, of Ellsworth. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kenny.
The Conway family is grateful for the excellent and loving care Bill received at Tendercare of Cheboygan and hospice for the last few months of this life.
Bill's family would like to invite those wishing to offer condolences/memories of Bill to join the family in celebrating his life at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Wendy's house, 5950 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs.