Alan H. Conway
Alan H. Conway, age 74, of Sharon, passed away at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Inpatient Centers in Milton on September 4th after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was a graduate of Newton South High School and Northeastern University and was an accountant at John Hancock for 38 years. After retirement he took his love of running to the next level by becoming a track coach in the Sharon Public Schools for 14 years. Alan ran 12 marathons (including 9 Boston Marathons), hundreds of shorter distance races, and ran with the Olympic torch for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Alan loved running, gardening, traveling, and above all else, spending time with family.
Alan was known for always being there to lend a helping hand, and he truly made friends everywhere he went. He will be missed beyond measure.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Ruth (Johnson) Conway, his children Kenneth Conway (Tanya), Susan Fleming (Edmund), and John Conway (Jillian), his beautiful grandchildren Laura and Emily Fleming, Isabelle and Nicholas Conway, and Emerson and Seraphina Conway, and his siblings, Charles "Dana" Conway (Paula), Anne Purple (William), and June Simoes.
Alan was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Jean (Crockett) Conway, and his siblings, Hugh Conway, and Joan Conway.
Visiting hours for members of the Conway family at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Saturday morning September 12th from 8:30-10:30 am. Due to the Current Covid 19 restrictions only 25 guests are allowed in the funeral home at a time, masks are required, and guests should bring their own pens to sign the register book. A private family burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Seasons Hospice Foundation, www.seasonsfoundation.org/donate/. Arrangements under the care of Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com .