George H. Conley, 98, died on Friday, July 29, 2016, at his home. He was born on July 10, 1918, in Ellsworth Falls, to Henry W. and Minnie B. (Whitney) Conley.
George graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1937, and attended Higgins Classical Institute and Colby College. He served in WWII in the U.S. Army 9th Infantry Division in Europe. He was an active member of the Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls, serving on numerous committees. He was employed at H.C. Austin Furniture Company for 29 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the VFW 9th Infantry Division Association, and participated in community service. George was an avid reader.
George is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Ramirez and her husband, Marius, of Ellsworth and Margaret Conley of Seattle, WA; two grandchildren, Verity and Demelza Ramirez both of Ellsworth; and several nieces and nephews. He was predecased by his beloved wife, Ella Nason Conley; one brother and five sisters.
Graveside memorial services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug 5, 2016, at Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth with Pastor Bob Maddocks officiating. Contributions in George's memory may be made to Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls, P.O. Box 635, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or Cancer Foundation of Maine, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105. Arrangements are under the care of Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.