Donald "Blokie" Preston Conley

Born: Fri., Feb. 20, 1948
Died: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Location: Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home

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Donald “Blokie” Preston Conley, 69, of Conowingo, MD, passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2018 at his home. Born February 20, 1948 in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of the late Dorothy Harris.

Blokie was the devoted husband of Lori Conley; loving father of Jaimi Conley-Mahan (Kevin), Paula Conley (Stacy), and Amanda Johnston (Brendon); adored grandfather and great-grandfather of Taylor Mahan-Gallagher (Jack), Christian Conley, Peyten Conley, Dylan Johnston, Bryce Johnston, Colton Johnston, Emerson Mahan and Harlow Gallagher; cherished brother of Cathy Siler, Lewis Harris (Melanie), and Joy Miller (LeRoy); dear son-in-law of Mary Bensinger.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and hunting partner, Bruce Bensinger.

Blokie graduated from Havre de Grace High School, class of 1966, and began his employment at J.M. Huber shortly thereafter. He worked there for nearly 38 years, procuring several patents through his research & development while cultivating lasting friendships with his vivacious personality.

He loved music, often preferring to converse with songs instead of words. The Beatles were his favorite band and his artwork depicted this, as one of his other passions was painting. He was an avid hunter, the master of home improvement and all-around Mr. Fix-it. He would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was the life of the party and had an infectious smile that would light up the room. He enjoyed watching sports and attending Maryland basketball games with his family. Most of all, he was dedicated to his loved ones. From giving advice to his children to being the best playmate to his grandchildren, he was never too busy to be present. He will be greatly missed in every aspect of life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maryland Food Bank.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11 AM, at the Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville, MD. Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6 PM until 8 PM, at the funeral home. Pastor Josh Phillips of Pleasant View Baptist Church of Port Deposit, MD, will officiate.

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Bruce Marcus
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Bruce L. Marcus.

Jeffrey & Carrie Buchanan
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
May God bless and pour out His abundant, infinite grace on Don's family and may God the Spirit assuage the grief of all who knew and loved him. Don will be sorely missed by a tremendous number of people. The Conley Family has our prayers and condolences.

Cathy Saunders
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Dear Lori and family; I am so, so sorry to hear of the passing of Blokie. I can’t imagine the grief you are feeling at this time. You and your family are now and will continue to be in our prayers.

Dear Lori
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dear Lori And Family, So very sorry about the loss of your husband. Please know that you and your family have been in our prayers. Rose Heinlein

Anne Kelly (Bunker)
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dear Lori
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss!
I wish I could be there to help support you and your family but we have moved to the shore
Please know my heart will be there !
Anne Kelly

Steve and Claudia Kinsey
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dear Lori and family, we are so very sorry to learn of Blokie's passing. When Steve first started in the Lab at Huber, he helped show him the ropes. He was best friends with Steve's brother's Tim and Mike in high school. They were all great Beatle fans. Unfortunately we were unable to come to the service this evening and send our condolences and best wishes to you and family, and hope that with time your pain will lessen.
Sincerely, Steve and Claudia Kinsey

Barry Blevins
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Connie and I are so very sorry that we did not find out in time to be there to pay our respects. Bloke and I were the best of friends. He stood as my best man at our wedding, and I stood for him when he and Lori were married.
He was there for us when our children gave us a Golden anniversary party at the Bayou in September 2016. He was there again in December that year for my Mothers 90th surprise birthday party.
He never seemed to change. Happy, friendly, full of energy. I never had a better friend.
A very positive part of so many peoples lives. He will be missed so very much.
May God bless him.

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