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“Michael, We are so sad to hear the news about your father. As you said, he is in a better place, and with other family members. You have...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Pete and Jeanette Smolinski - VA

“I met Jack in 1998 while he was visiting with my aunt Greta in Berlin, Germany - In 2000 my husband and I came for a visit to Virginia for 1 week. ...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Dagmar Hirte - DE

“My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Uncle Jack! ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Suzanne Rodreick Thibodeaux - TX

“Was a great man and patriot. The world will be a lesser place without him. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Kobdish - Dallas, TX

“Mike & Annette: Linda and I join others in sending our condolences and prayers. It was a great honor to meet your Dad and have him share in our...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: CAPT Jett McCann USN[Ret] - DC

“Uncle Jack, You were always one of my heroes. Thank you for sharing you accomplishments, your world experiences and your family vacations with...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: David Harris - Huntsville, AL

“I knew Jack Conger as my uncle(my mother's brother)who when I was a young boy came down to our hometown in GA on occasion for visits. He was a Navy...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Owen Conger Harris - GA

“I am so sorry Michael. I'm glad you were able to see him last weekend though. It sounds like he led a very full life and was someone to be very...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: melissa fehrer - snow hill, MD

“Our sincere condolences Michael and Annette with this great loss. Whish you all the strenght and a good memorial servcie Saturday. Take care....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Co & Lia Wiskerke - Schagen, VA

“I remember good times at the beach in Florida. I will cherish those memories. You will be missed Uncle Jack! ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Harris Doggett - tifton, GA

“Jack, It's been a real honor to know you and be part of the Conger family. May you rest in peace. Love, Annette ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Annette Conger - Snow Hill, MD

“finally, the hand of god reached down to grab you yesterday and now you are rejoicing in heaven with mommy & rod and your brother dewitt & sister...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: michael snap conger - VA

“Jack, It's been a real honor to know you and be part of the Conger family. May you rest in peace. Love, Annette ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Annette Coner - Snow Hill, MD


CDR Henry J. Conger (Jack) U.S.N. retired, of 3100 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA, died March 4, 2012. CDR Conger was born in Norman Park, GA on May 11, 1916, the son of Isaac Young and Mary Willis Conger, both deceased. He lived in Tifton, GA and was a 1933 graduate of Tifton High Scholl. He also attended Marion Military Institute from 1934-1935. CDR Conger entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1936 and graduated with the class of '41 on February 7. He spent the next four years on the U.S.S. IDAHO participating in the Atlantic Neutrality Patrol, as well as twelve major engagements in the south and northern Pacific. Other engagements included tours of duty on the U.S.S TARAWA, on the staff of the battleships and cruisers in the Pacific, on the board of inspections and survey in Washington D.C., head of the electrical engineering department at the U.S. Naval Academy, on the staff of the CINCLANTFLT, WESTLANT, and SERVRON TWO, as well as the executive officer on the U.S.S. Porter He enjoyed command-at-sea as the commanding officer on the destroyer U.S.S. LAFFEY, DD-724, now home ported in Charleston, SC. As commanding officer of the U.S.S. LAFFEY, his ship received several citations for knocking out shore batteries in Wansen Harbor during the longest ship to shore battle of the Korean War. CDR Conger was awarded the Bronze Star with a "V" for valor for this engagement. Retiring from the Navy in 1961, he obtained his Master's Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the College of William and Mary. He joined the Norfolk school system, teaching Physics at Norview High School. He retired from his teaching career as head of the Science Department in 1981. He was a member and Deacon of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, a life member of the Retired Officers Association, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, and the American Philatelic Society. CDR Conger is survived by his wife, Greta Ginnuth Conger; a son, CAPT Michael Dewitt Conger, USN (Ret.), and his wife Annette; a daughter, Patricia Jean Noble and her husband Carter; two grandchildren, Rod Noble and Wendy Papelino and her husband Kyle; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lois Jane Conger; a son, James Rodreick Conger; a brother, Dr. Preston Dewitt Conger, MD; and a sister, Elizabeth "Sister" Harris. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Westminster-Canterbury on the Chesapeake Bay, especially the nurses and staff of The Hoy Center. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at the chapel at Westminster-Canterbury on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, June 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to the Westminster-Canterbury Foundation or Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA 23505.

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