Patrick Conheady


Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Juneau resident Patrick William Conheady, 61, died Oct. 18, 2006, at his home in North Douglas of cancer.

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He was born Jan. 18, 1945, in Rochester, N.Y., to Martin and Betty Conheady.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1965 and was based at Fort Richardson in Anchorage. In 1975, he graduated from Catholic University, in Washington D.C. He worked as an attorney for the state of Alaska from 1975 to 1977, and as a special assistant to the Commissioner of Natural Resources from 1978 to 1979. After admission to the Alaska Bar in 1980, he again worked for the Alaska Department of Law from 1980 until 1987, as an assistant attorney general and later as an assistant district attorney. He started and supervised the pretrial diversion program, which was a state-wide program with six offices. He opened his own law firm in 1987 in Juneau and practiced law until his death.

He was a member of the Alaska Bar Association and the Elks Club.

His friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate his life on Oct. 20. He was cremated, and his ashes will be buried on his North Douglas property.

The Elks Club will host a memorial at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the former Elks Club building, 109 South Franklin St. The memorial is open to the public.

He is survived by his son, Eamon Conheady; brothers, Dennis Conheady and his wife, Sharon, Brian Conheady and his wife, Sandy, Kevin Conheady and his wife, Alicia, Daniel Conheady and his wife, Marianne, and Terry Conheady; sisters, Diane Larter and her husband, Bob, Kathy Keller and her husband, Adam, and Mary Lamb and her husband, Mark; 23 nieces and nephews; and his loving partner, Roxie Starr.

Condolences may be sent to Eamon Conheady, 3970 North Douglas Highway, Juneau, AK, 99801, and to Roxie Starr, 1012 Craig St., Juneau, AK, 99801.

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