Daniel V. Conway, 1963-2009, of Eagle-Vail
Vail, CO Colorado
Daniel Vincent “Dan” Conway, of Eagle-Vail, died May 21, 2009. Born on Oct. 6, 1963, in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the son of Gerard “Vince” Conway of Eagle-Vail and Barbara Slye Hespelein of Port Orange, Fla.
Dan was manager of racing and special events at Vail Resorts based in Golden Peak. He joined Vail Associates in 1985. Besides his parents, he leaves his children, Keely Conway and Danielle Conway, both of Eagle-Vail; his ex-wife, Cheri Conway of Glenwood Springs; his sisters, Lori Conway Murphy of Dalton, Mass., and Debra Conway Havlick of Port Charlotte, Fla.; his nieces, Katie Murphy, Sara Havlick and Jenny Heer; his nephews, Dan and Matt Murphy; and close friends Mark Manley, Ron McKinnon and Chris Darrohn.
Dan graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1981, where he was the captain of the alpine ski team and was the Massachusetts State Individual Champion in 1981.
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in sports management in 1985. While at UMass, Dan was the No. 1 skier on the varsity alpine ski team for three of four years and won the Most Valuable Player award in 1985.
In 1985, he was the overall winner in slalom and giant slalom at the Massachusetts Bay State Games.
Dan enjoyed running, skiing, golf and fantasy football. He will be remembered as a devoted father to his two girls and as a loving brother and son. Dan was loved by his many friends. He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minturn.
A memorial ceremony and reception will be held at the Ford Amphitheater at 4 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan’s memory may be made to the Keely and Danielle Conway Fund at any branch of FirstBank. Remembrances, memories and reflections may be sent to the family through Everett Family Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 154, Gypsum, CO 81637.