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06/24/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Marshall Conley

Samuel Marshall Conley
(10 Aug 1945 - 21 June 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still more sad news today.  Marshall Conley, Class of 1963, Co-Captain of the Undefeated Football Team, passed away in Williamsburg on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age of 72. 

From the Daily Press - 06/24/18:

    Samuel Marshall Conley


    WILLIAMSBURG - Samuel Marshall (Adams) Conley, 72, passed away June 21, 2018.

Marshall was born and reared in downtown Newport News. As a child he was known as Marshall Adams. By the time he was a teenager, legal documents confirmed that his legal last name was indeed Conley.

A graduate of Newport News High, Marshall was co-captain of the football team, and lettered in both football and baseball for the Typhoons.

After high school, Marshall joined the USAF and spent three of his four years of service at Aviano Air Base located near Venice, Italy. While in Venice, Marshall enjoyed the customs, foods, and joys of Italian life thanks to his many lifelong Italian friends.

Marshall Conley
  Returning home, Marshall's interest in broadcasting landed him at Hampton University where he graduated with High Honors while earning a BA in Mass Media.

Marshall worked in radio and television for a number of years. His distinctive voice could be heard on WFOG and WLPM, Suffolk; WMBG and WBCI, Williamsburg; WGH, Hampton; WNOR, Norfolk. He was a radio DJ and newsman. His news career took him to WVEC-TV, channel 13 where he was a street reporter, morning talk show host, and weekend sports reporter.

Trading broadcasting for Public Relations, Marshall was the PR Director at the Mariners Museum, Newport News; PR Director Newport News Harbor Tours; Assistant PR Director for the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit; and PR Director at the Dupont family historic site, the Hagley Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. Some of Marshall's PR committee work included the first HARBORFEST, Norfolk; OPSAIL, New York; Republican National Convention, Detroit; and the 1982 Super Bowl, Pontiac, Michigan.

Marshall was a past member of the Virginia Travel Council, the Virginia State Travel Service, PR Society of America and the Peninsula Sales & Marketing Club. His final career stop was the US Postal Service. He served the postal community of Poquoson, Virginia, until his retirement.

Marshall is survived by his wife and friend of 33 years, Wanda Morris Conley; and a daughter, Shea Conley Deloach (Mark) of West Palm Beach, FL; Brothers and sisters-in-law include Merle and Monroe Morris of Topsail Beach, NC; Dr. Wayne and Robin Morris of Lake Gaston, VA; Beezy Franke of Salem, VA; Dr. Glen and Cindy Morris of Portsmouth, VA.

He is also survived by his cousins, Donna Khan of Newport News, VA and Saundra Buckingham of Hampton, VA; and a host of nieces and nephews and their children.

Following cremation, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your favorite charity or to Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg VA 23188.

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Published in the Daily Press on June 24
, 2018.
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June 22, 2018 

Wanda and Family,
I am so saddened to hear about Marshall's passing. I didn't know him well, but my interactions with him were always pleasant, and it's clear he was a truly special man; always offering a smile and thoughtful, friendly words to all who knew him. Most importantly, he made you happy. Wishing you peace and comfort at this time. God bless.
Helen Anspach

~ Helen Anspach

June 23, 2018 

Dear Wanda and family,
I am so saddened and deeply sorry to learn of Marshall's passing. We had many great times as high school pals and great friends for almost sixty years. He was one of my closest high school pals and I always enjoyed our times together and will miss him and his great personality and humor. He was a true friend and generous, caring person, and I know heaven will be a little more fun with him watching over you and all of us.
Wanda, please let me know if I can help you with anything and know that all us "Typhoons" share in your sadness, but we all know he is at peace and that we will never forget him.
May God bless him, you, and your family,

Owen "Skip" Smith

~ Owen "Skip" Smith

June 24, 2018   

Prayers of faith and heartfelt hugs are sent at this time of sadness. The smiles on your face, Wanda, are indicative of how happy Marshall made you. May the memories of your moments of happiness sustain you during your sadness and bring you peace. He was always a jokester and loved making us all laugh. I always will remember him for his love of laughter and for how happy he made you. Peace, my friend.

June 24, 2018 

Marshall was my neighbor for many happy years. Memories I will have forever will be the annual Neighborhood Christmas Party, Halloween, and of course the Creek story. My friend, you will be missed. We will keep our arms wrapped around Wanda for you. Until we meet again, all our love.

~ Sandy and Patrick Cuddy, Eastville, Virginia

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Marshall's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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