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Capt. Mark Andrew Conway

Sep 7, 2011

Capt. Mark Andrew “Andy” Conway, 26, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, from a brain tumor.

He was born April 20, 1985, in Cedar Falls, son of Mark and Mary Conway. He married Micale R. Coon on May 17, 2008.

Capt. Conway graduated from Columbus Catholic High School in 2004 and from Iowa State University in 2008, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of the ROTC Cyclone Battalion and was commissioned into the U.S. Army where he branched into aviation. He completed airborne training and was a helicopter pilot at his last active duty station in Fort Rucker, AL.

Survived by: his wife; a son, Wylee Andrew of Spirit Lake; his parents of Cedar Falls; two sisters, Molly and Katie; a brother, Jack; his grandmother, Jane Even of Alton; and his grandparents, Dr. Francis and Mick Conway of Emmetsburg.

Preceded in death by: his grandfather, Michael H. Even.

Andy loved visiting “The Lake” in Emmetsburg, where his initials can be found carved in most every tree at his grandparents’ home.