Dr. Mark Francis Conway


Dr. Mark Francis Conway, 62, passed away from AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) May 8, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, with his family by his side. He was born May 10, 1955, to Mary Jo and Thomas Conway.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret (formerly Foli); two sons, Jeffrey of Seattle, Wash., and David (Tana) of Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers, Patrick (Carol) of Chapel Hill, N.C., Daniel (Claire) of College Station, Texas, Timothy (Karen) of Newburyport, Mass., and Mike of Bloomington, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews, who loved their Uncle Mark so much.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Kathleen.
Mark was born in Cincinnati and grew up in Terre Haute. He graduated from Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his medical school class. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He specialized in family practice and was a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Mark also was honored as a Kentucky Colonel.
After completing his residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Mark practiced medicine for four years in Greencastle. In 1988, the family moved to Evansville for his work at Welborn Clinic, now Deaconess Clinic, where he practiced for 30 years. Mark loved his family, his colleagues and his patients and was very much loved by them. He was devoted to and cared for his elderly father who passed away in October 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Mark believed in helping others and volunteered his skills on mission trips to Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Haiti and New Orleans, in addition to working at a clinic for the poor on Hilton Head Island. He also served on the board of ECHO Health Care in its early years.
He enjoyed physical activity and took excellent care of himself. This enabled him to donate his organs, corneas, and skin to those in need. We believe that Mark would have been very pleased that his final act was helping others through medicine.
Mark's family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Neil Troffkin, Dr. David Eggers and the nurses in the Neuro ICU, specifically, Carrie, Christina, Hannah, and Nora. Mark was given exceptional care and these individuals were wonderful to his family during a difficult time. We are so grateful to them.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron, Evansville, from 1 until 6 p.m. A memorial service will be Monday, May 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home and will be officiated by Father Bernie Etienne, pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, Mark's family requests that donations be made to the Conway Family Scholarship at the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, 401 SE 6th St, Evansville, IN 47708 (https://communityfoundation.wufoo.com/forms/gifts-to-the-vanderburgh-community-foundation/) or the Alzheimer's Association, 701 N Weinbach Ave #510, Evansville, IN 47711 (https://support.brightfocus.org/default.aspx?tsid=9987&isTribute=1&msclkid=e8c1651cc394138c5adf3fe8acf21f93&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Alzheimer's Disease&utm_term=alzheimer's association&utm_content=Alzheimer's Research (Broad Match)).
Condolences may be made online at: www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
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