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Rodney William Conrad, Jr., March 13, 2017, of Lockport, NY, born on September 11, 1946, loving son of Rodney William Conrad, Sr. and Virginia (O'Grady); beloved husband of Molly (Healy); dear father of Rodney and Karen (Michael) Root; adoring grandfather to Michael and Conrad Root; brother of Ginnia Kelsey (Gary), Kristin Conrad (Hugo Uyttenhove) and Michael Conrad; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Rodney was born and raised in Lockport, NY and graduated from Lockport Senior High School, Class of 1964. He graduated from Ball State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He started his career as a teacher at North Park Junior High in Lockport, NY, where he exhibited a passion for education. He was a longtime member of the Lockport Board of Education where he served multiple terms as President and was also the Executive Assistant for the Buffalo Board of Education. He also served in a number of community development roles, including Director of Urban Development at ECIDA; and Project Manager for Pilot Field (now Coca Cola Field). He was a longtime member of the Town of Lockport Planning Board and the Board of Directors for the Lockport Family YMCA, where he was a lifetime member. He was most recently championing the YMCA's expansion project for which he was an active Project Director. He was also a proud member of the Lockport Elks BPOE 41 and one of the founders of the former Canoe Club of Lockport.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, March 17th from 4-8 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18th at 11 AM in First Presbyterian Church, 21 Church St., Lockport. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lockport Family YMCA capital campaign.
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Published on March 14, 2017
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