Barbara R. Conway



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Barbara R. Conway, 65, of Rochester, NY, passed away on January 23, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She is predeceased by her father, Donald Rector; her father-in-law, Edvard P. Conway III; her brothers-in-law Michael F. Conway and Matthew P. Oster and several faithful canine companions. She is survived by her husband and best friend Edvard P. Conway IV of 29 years; her mother, Norma Rector; sisters Donna Coriddi(Jeff) and Lisa Gilson; mother-in-law, Barbara J. Conway; sisters-in-law Donna Conway(RIP Matt) and Karen Meyris(Eric); nieces and nephews, Nicole, Joe, Matthew, Heather and Sarah; special great niece, Ava; beloved dog Kobe; her devoted and long time friends Cathy Oliver and Tom Schlitzer, Carroll and Dave Geiger, Chris and Mary Moloney, Tom and Carole Ann Lee, along with many other family members and cherished friends.    Barbara attended Olympia High School and graduated from Monroe Community College.  She worked at Eastman Kodak as a secretary for 28 years and most recently at Wegmans EAP and Oak Orchard Medical Center.  After marrying the love of her life, Ed’s job at Kodak had them relocate to China for four years.  While there, Barbara met many people and developed lasting friendships.  In fact, everywhere Barbara went, she had a knack for turning strangers into friends.  She loved to travel, reminisce about old times, follow Nascar, root for the Buffalo Bills and Notre Dame, spoil her dogs, go camping, get her nails done, wear flip flops and have a good time.  She especially enjoyed her trips to Florida with their friends, spending time with her great niece Ava and going on outings with her dinner buddies.  The family wants to thank Dr. Lyons and the amazing staff at Unity Hospital ICU, as well as Sarah and the Hospice Team for all their care, compassion and support. Barbara will be dearly missed by all who knew her but her stories and laughter will carry on with us forever.    Friends may call Thursday (February 2nd) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday (February 3rd) 10:00 AM at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Avenue.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  In her memory, all are welcome to wear her favorite color pink.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation or ASPCA in her memory.  


  1. Kathy lake on January 27, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Deepest condolences!!

  2. Paulo on January 27, 2023 at 11:32 am

    My Condolences to you and your family Ed, May the Lord be with you at this difficult time. Paulo

  3. April Robare on January 27, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Im so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Lynda Burrows on January 27, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Dear Ed & Family, I am sorry to learn of Barb’s passing. I am grateful to have known her. I’ll remember her genuine kindness to everyone she knew and her sense of humor she always brought to those around her. Peace and blessings to you all.

  5. Carroll Murphy and David Geiger on January 27, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Barbara packed in a lot of adventures and shenanigans in her far too short life. Fortunately, many of us were able to be part of those fun, wonderful, crazy and funny, funny times. From China to Thailand, to England and Ireland( Northern too), Scotland, Singapore, Hong Kong, as well as Rochester to Connecticut and Florida… laughter followed us around the world, and Barb was at the center, her wit and humor a constant. We are all the lucky ones to have been her friends. Our love and support are always with you dear Ed!❤️ we all know she’s organizing the next bash with the angels, and our collective memories will be fueling the laughter! RIP Barb, you will never be forgotten…❤️❤️❤️

  6. Melissa & Chris Ryan on January 27, 2023 at 10:15 pm


  7. Pat Kausch on January 29, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Pat Kausch worked with Barb at Kodak. Sorry for your loss

  8. Joseph Roback on January 30, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Ed, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your wife/best friend Barbara. May you cherish all the fond memories of your life together with her. May God bless you and your loved ones through this difficult time, Joe

  9. Patty Scarlata on January 30, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    With love and sympathy

  10. Kevin Prinzing on January 30, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Ed, To you and your family I wish you my deepest sympathy at the loss of Barb. Our family met her on an Outer Banks vacation. Prayers and condolences. May she rest in the peace of the savior. Kevin Prinzing. EK. B-30. Kodak Park.

  11. LyndaSue Bebee on February 1, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Was sadden to hear about Barb’s passing. She was so full of life and nature. Loved you dearly, her fur babies plus family ❤️ Enjoyed all our times together from camping invites to races, dinners, parties she was always the meaning of "FUN"! I’m sorry for your loss and know she will be loved and missed by all.

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