CAPT George Timlin “Tim” Conaway, Jr., USN (Ret.)


CAPT George Conaway, USNR became a Naval Aviator on November 22, 1972 at HT-18, NAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Fl. He was Navy Helicopter Pilot Designator Number R-12353.

George Timlin “Tim” Conaway, Jr., 74, of West Chester, PA passed away suddenly on November 16, 2022.

Born in 1948 in Philadelphia, PA, Tim was the son of the late George Timlin, Sr. and Edna (née Hunley) Conaway.

Tim was a retired Navy Captain who served his country for 30 years as a pilot. He enjoyed flying airplanes and helicopters, sailing, and golfing with friends. In his civilian life, he ran a sales organization in the packaging industry where he met many friends and colleagues. Upon retiring Tim spent his time volunteering and serving as the Executive Director of the American Helicopter Museum continuing his passion for aviation. Tim was a loving husband, proud father and devoted Pop to his 12 grandchildren, who he enjoyed spending time with every chance he got. Those who knew Tim, know that he always had a smile on his face and a drink in his hand.

Tim was the beloved husband of 52 years to Carol (née Winter) Conaway; loving father of Meghan K. Gillmor (Steve), Melissa A. Teti (Chris), Meredith W. Gatt (Jon), Matthew Timlin Conaway (Erin); proud Pop to his grandchildren, who meant the world to him: Logan, Chase, Max, Kaden, Addison, Emilie, Ronan, Ryan, Connor, Sean, Luke and Vivian; dear brother of Georgeann Muia (Jim) and Gail Kilmartin (Tom) and Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at SS Simon & Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA followed by his Funeral Mass at 12:00 PM. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA 19380,

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