George P. Convery, 79, passed away on January 19, 2020 at his residence in Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania after a brief illness.
George was born in New York City on February 22, 1940 to the late Michael Convery of County Derry and Ellen (Hansberry) Convery of County Galway, Ireland. George was preceded in death by his brothers; Neil Convery of St. Paul, MN, and John Convery, William Convery, and Martin Convery all of Queens, NY. George is survived by his sister Margaret (Convery) Ross of Queens, NY, and his wife of 56 years, Joan Desmond Convery and their 5 sons (and wives), Andrew (Diane), Joseph (Jeannette), Robert (Tara), Kevin (Erin), and Christopher (Katie) and their 14 grandchildren.
George was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, Class of 1957. He was a member of their marching band, physics club, and church choir. He also played on a neighborhood football team and enjoyed skiing.
George truly embodied the American Dream. In 1957, he began his 50 year career with The Conference Board, Inc. beginning as a stock clerk in the mailroom. He soon enrolled in night school at the City College of New York and graduated in 1966 with a degree in Public Accounting. He went on to receive his M.B.A. in Computer Methodology from Baruch School of Business while raising a young family. He held various positions within the Board retiring in 2007 as the Senior Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.
George and Joan moved their growing family from Queens to Long Island, where they were active members of Christ the King Church in Commack, Long Island serving as a teacher of CCD classes, a Pre-Cana leader, and Parish Council member. He was active in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and was always at his sons many activities cheering them on. George always had a love for the water, spending childhood summers with excursions to Rockaway Beach, and as a father he enjoyed taking his family to Robert Moses Beach and Sunken Meadow State Park.
In 1998, George and Joan moved to Bryn Mawr, PA to be closer to their 14 grandchildren, Christine (Mike), Jack, Ashleigh, Aidan, Sean, Katherine, Conor, Ryan, Tim, Molly, Mackenzie, Amelia, Desmond and Sam. Their days were filled with countless activities. They were never one to miss an event, and they loved every minute with smiles on their faces and hearts full of love.
George had a very subtle, quiet, strong influence on both his children and grandchildren. He would encourage them to make right decisions and guide them down their own paths. He has helped more people than anyone could imagine. He was a kind, strong, and moral person that we admire and strive to emulate. Our loss is heaven’s gain!
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Saint John Neumann Church, 380 Highland Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Family and friends may pay respects in the Church from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions in his honor may be made to: Anna’s Place, 226 Norris Street, Chester, PA 19013 or Drexel Neumann Academy, 1901 Potter Street, Chester, PA 19013.
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226 Norris Street, Chester PA 19013
Drexel Neumann Academy, 1901 Potter Street, Chester, PA 19013.
1901 Potter Street, Chester PA 19013