Conley, James Joseph, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, brother and uncle passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 79 years. James was born September 13, 1931 to Frank and Mamie (Sabraw) Conley in Carrollton, Michigan. James married Maxine D. Kluck July 7, 1951 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She survives him. He leaves two children, daughter Maureen (John) Petzko of Coldwater and Tim (Lori) Conley of Saginaw. Grandchildren Jennifer (Andrew) Knowles, Megan (Trevor) Petzko-Sweet, Eric Conley and Katlin Conley. Sister Rosalind Desmet of Shelby Township, MI. Brother Richard (Maxine) of Fremont, MI. James was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Alice Nelson of Rapid City, MI and a brother John (Jan) of Detroit. Jim was a graduate of St. Joseph High School (1949). He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and retired from Consumers Energy after 45 years of service. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 1566 and was a member of Local #144 Utility Workers Union. He was a long time parishioner of St. Josaphat Catholic Church. Jim was known to one and all as a good “Irishman” who had a great sense of humor. He loved to travel and spend time with his family. The family wishes to thank, Drs. Knachtchouk, Arbabi, Lin, and Balcueva along with the staff of the Cartwright Hospice Residence for the loving care and support that was given. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Josaphat Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski and Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Services conducted by V.F.W. Post #1859. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at St. Josahpat Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Josaphat Catholic Church or the Cartwright Hospice Residence.