Barbara Therese Conroy, a former airline stewardess and kindergarten teacher, died of cancer Aug. 15 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 75.
Born and raised Barbara Therese Morrison in Chicago, she went to work as a stewardess for Pan American World Airways and American Airlines in the early 1950s.
After her 1954 marriage to Jack Conroy, she moved to Towson. Her husband, a manufacturers' representative in the electronics industry, died in 1992.
Mrs. Conroy attended Towson State University in the 1980s and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she taught at Lida Lee Tall School at Towson and Kiddie Kollege in Ruxton.
She was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed painting and listening to big band music. She was a member of the Colony Club.
Mrs. Conroy was a communicant at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Timonium, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.
Survivors include three sons, Gregory M. Conroy of Phoenix in Baltimore County, John P. Conroy of Towson and Terrence C. Conroy of White Marsh; three daughters, Dana L.C. Rosenfield of New York City, and Cynthia H. Bauer and Susan B. Conroy, both of Towson; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth "Sis" Sullivan of Norwalk, Conn.