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Cmdr Thomas Rolland Conrey, USN

Cmdr Thomas Rolland Conrey, USN
  • May 23, 1940 - March 2, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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  • American Legion Post 147 Honor Guard
    938 Folly Road
    James Island, SC 29412

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“Tom Conrey and I were roommates during our four years together at Annapolis. Words cannot express my sadness at his passing. In my mind and heart I...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: David Williams - Oak Harbor, WA

“To the family and friends of Thomas R. Conrey, CDR,On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans - USSVI, please accept our sincere condolences...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Raymond Fritz - Lake Wylie, SC

“Cmdr Conrey was my last Captain in the service. I have great respect for him and his passion for Ronald McDonald House. Fair winds and following seas...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Duvall - Midland, WA

“One of the best CO's I had in my 20 year career. So sorry to hear this news. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Strohm - Summerville, SC

“Great 'CO' and Captain. He Qualified me and pin on my Dolphins. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Charles Murray - North Charleston, SC

“To the Conrey Family,I was a 20 year old Seaman in 1969 when I was assigned to The Henry L. Stimson (Blue Crew). Mr. Conrey was the boats Navigator...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Casella - Watertown, MA

“Commander Conrey was the CO of the Stimson when I reported aboard in 1978. At the tender young age of 18, I can remember him taking the time to get...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: John Harris - Spartanburg, SC

USS Henry L. Stimson SSBN655 Association “To the Conrey Family, On behalf of the USS Henry L Stimson SSBN655 Association, I offer you our sincere condolences on Tom's passing. Your loss is...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nick Nichols - Summerville, SC

Brotherhood of the Dolphin “To the Conrey Family, On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Tom's...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Nick Nichols - Summerville, SC

“Here's to the memory of a devoted person whom I consider a friend.It was always a privilege to serve on your Honor Guard and we certainly appreciated...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: L David Coates - Hanahan, SC

Tom Conrey and Dave Williams, Shipmates and Lifelong Friends, U.S Naval Academy 1962
11 of 13 | Posted by: David Williams - Oak Harbor, WA

“I am so proud to have known Tom, a true Patriot, father and friend. I am blessed to have become part of his family when he accepted my request to...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Thomas Stevens, CPO, USN (ret.) - FL

“My heart is broken. I can't believe you are gone. I will always be thankful for having you in my life. When I was voted into the Honor Guard, you...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jessica Cumbee - Hanahan, SC

Cmdr Thomas Rolland Conrey,78, USN (Ret.) of James Island, SC entered into eternal rest Saturday, March 2, 2019. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 11:00 a.m.The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. A Celebration of his life will be held following his service at the American Legion Post #147 Folly Road, James Island. Entombment will be held at a later date at The U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium, Annapolis, Maryland.

Cmdr Conrey was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of the late Rolland Wise and Marion Auld Conrey. He was a 1962 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and retired from the Navy after a career in nuclear-powered submarines, including tours as Executive Officer of the Charleston-based USS Ray (SSN653), Commanding Officer of the Charleston-based USS Henry L. Stimson (SSBN 655)(Blue), and Force Strategic Weapons Officer for Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Following retirement from the Navy, he was employed as an electronics engineer at the Naval Security Group Activity, Charleston until the Naval Base was closed in September 1995. He served as Commodore of the James Island Yacht Club, Commander of the James Island American Legion Post 147, Chef de Gare of the Charleston County Forty and Eight Voiture 974, and Captain of The American Legion Post 147/VFW Post 445 Honor Guard. He was a life member of The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War as well as a member of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., Military Officers Association of America, and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Anne Stevens (Tom) of Jacksonville, FL; son Thomas Rolland Conrey, Jr., of Charleston, SC; sister Marilyn Charlotte Hampton of Ogallala, NE; two grandchildren Brian and Elise McKenzie of Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelley Ann Conrey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC, 29401 and/or the American Legion Post 147 Honor Guard, 938 Folly Road, James Island, SC 29412.

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