Joseph Frank Conge
Joseph Frank Conge
  • March 15, 1944 - December 19, 2017
  • Falls Church, Virginia

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GySgt. Joseph F. Conge, Jr., (Ret), USMC

Frank Conge, 73, who served for the federal government for 39 years, died at INOVA Hospital in Fairfax, VA on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Frank was born in Washington, D.C. and lived five years with his family in Clarksburg, WV. He returned to D.C. and attended John Carroll Catholic High School. Upon his parents' divorce, he lived in Tampa and Parrish, FL. He joined the United States Marine Corps in July 1961 at Parris Island, SC. He had numerous assignments with the Corps: Judo Instructor/Rifle-Pistol Coach, Military Subjects Instructor, Physical Training instructor, Recruiter/Station Chief, Battalion Intelligence Officer/Chief, Intelligence Analyst Site Development Branch, Intelligence Plans Chief, Intelligence Analyst, Battalion Intelligence Officer/Chief, Group Intelligence Chief, Squadron Intelligence Chief, and MOS 0231 Intelligence Chief. He was stationed in South Carolina; North Carolina; MedCruise: Spain/France/Italy/Greece/Libya; Okinawa, Japan; Quantico, VA; Harvey, Illinois; Camp Pendleton, CA; RVN Saigon; NKP Thailand: Clark AFB Philippines; CINCLANT Compound Norfolk, VA; TAD to Langley AFB, Hampton, VA; Pentagon WDC; Okinawa, Japan; Republic of Philippines; South Korea; and Camp Fuji, Japan. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he was a Park Ranger at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. His last employment was with the U.S. Secret Service, Intelligence Division, Washington, D.C. as an Intelligence Research Specialist from which he retired in 2008.

Frank graduated Cum Laude in Police Science from Northern Virginia Community College. He also earned a B.A. in History and M.A. in Education from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Preceded in death by his parents Joseph F. Conge, Sr., father and mother, Ida Ruth Williams. He is survived by his wife, Helene A. Conge; his sister, T. Jean Conge and brother, John A. Conge; his daughter, Lisa M. Turcios and grandchild, Anthony B. Conge; and countless friends and family.

He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Animal Visitation Program for Wounded Warriors, Red Cross Pack at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

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Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046.