By AFRO Staff
Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75.
Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City, died Aug. 30. (Courtesy Photo)
Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s Register of Wills from 1982-2012. She was succeeded in that office by her stepdaughter Belinda Conaway in 2014. She was married to Frank M. Conaway, Sr., a legendary Baltimore politician, who served two stints in the Maryland House of Delegates (1971-1975 and 1979-1983), and was Baltimore Clerk of the Courts from 1998 until his death in 2015. Belinda Conaway previously was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 2004 (7th District) and her brother Frank Conaway, Jr., was elected to the House of Delegates (40th District) in 2007. All four Conaways, Mary, Frank Sr., Frank Jr., and Belinda all served political office in Baltimore City simultaneously, a rare feat in American politics.
Mary Conaway is survived by her daughter Monica Pindle. The family will receive friends at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (West), 5151 Baltimore Nat’l Pike, Sept. 6, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Conaway will lie in-state at Huber Memorial Life Center, 5700 Loch Raven Blvd., where the family will receive friends Sept. 7, 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral services.