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Dave “Mark” Conaway

12/23/1950 - 4/25/2022

Dave “Mark” Conaway passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side on April 25, 2022. He was born December 23, 1950, in Virginia, Minn. to Lyle and Patricia (Ulicsni) Conaway. Except for two years in the US Army, Dave lived in Virginia, mostly in Ridgewood, spending as much time as possible at the family cabin on Black Duck Lake, and then for the past 3½ years at “The Shack” in Silverdale.

On September 16, 2006 he married the love of his life, Mary Lou Pecarina, who survives him. He is also survived by siblings: Dan (Shirley) of Orr, Minn., Kate (Nick) Pershern of Virginia, Kurt (Deb) of Eveleth, Scott of Two Harbors, Maureen Holappa of Virginia, Brian (Diane) of Britt, and Pete of Virginia. His children: Cleet (Deb) of Virginia, and Emy (Jason) Minzel of Princeton, MN, and their daughter Danica; stepson, Steven (Kim) Baranzelli of Virginia; and an assortment of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; favorite Aunts, Lorraine Dundas and Flossie Ulicsni; plus many other aunts, uncles, and cousins; also Roberta Passi (mother of Cleet and Steven). There will be many great friends waiting for Dave with a cold beer.

At Dave’s request there will be no funeral service. A celebration will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

7 thoughts on “Dave “Mark” Conaway”

  1. Jane Norsted MacMillan says:

    The Conaway kids were important part of our life’s.They we’re the best.Always kept their mother cooking as the kids were always coming in shifts. He was a good guy🙏🏻

  2. Toni Marie Ulicsni- Swanson says:

    I did not know Dave very well but I hung around cousin Maureen and every time I walked over to the conaways pat would welcome me in and would joke about helping with the dishes. Always a lot of stuff going on in the very busy household. Danny would stop by our home and talk to my dad ( Tony ) and Pat and Lulu would stop over in the later years to visit. Where has the time gone. Family is so important but will always be remembered. Good thoughts and prayers to family.

  3. Sue Skorseth Schroers says:

    I knew Dave since I was a young teen. Always enjoyed his smile. I will miss that.

  4. Peter Kjenaas says:

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s recent passing. Our family and the Conaway family have always been close throughout the years. May he Rest In Peace.

  5. Tom & Bonnie Kjenaas says:

    Our condolences on the passing of Dave. He was a loyal and trusted friend and his loss saddens me throughout. Though miles apart these many years I thought of him often. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the Conaway family. I loved him like a brother.

  6. Bob Russo says:

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, he was well known to all who grew up in Ridgewood. At this point we offer our prayers to the Conway family.
    Bob and Kriss Russo

  7. melvin dale newcomb says:

    I just happened to see in the paper of your loss Mary. My condolences to you and your family

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