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Obituary of Lennie Conger


Lennie Earl Conger passed peacefully in his sleep after a 2 year battle with Small Cell lung cancer on November 14, 2023. He was the son of Earl Lennie Conger and Leatrice Fralick. Lennies carefree spirit led him to many different jobs in his life his favorite being a Schwans Delivery Driver Salesman. He was an avid pool player taking 2 teams to Las Vegas to the APA Nationals.

He is survived by the love of his life of 24 years Theresa Gillespie, his children, Jason (Helen) Conger, Jeremy (Deanna) Conger, Chad Conger, Misti Conger. His Stepchildren, Joshua (Jackie) Gillespie, Andrew Gillespie, Jordan Gillespie, Meghan (Jamison) Stiles, Rachel Gillespie, 15 Grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Louisa Wing and Laura Black who he recently found through Ancestry.

He has nieces, nephews, and many cousins whom he recently reconnected with.

Special friends Ernie, Tom and Crystal, who meant a lot to him and the Loren Lansdowne family who fondly called him papa.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister Donna Schumacher.

At the wishes of Lennie there will be no funeral. A graveside service for the family and a celebration of life will be arranged by family at a future date.

Thank you to Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Ithaca NY 172 E King Rd Ithaca NY 14850 for making Lennie comfortable during this time. Donations may be made to the above in Lennies name.

Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements. To offer condolences online visit www.wright-beard.com

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