A photo of Joseph Lambert “Joey” Conway

Joseph Lambert “Joey” Conway

Joseph Lambert “Joey” Conway, age 43, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly following a car accident on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Joey will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Ashley, and their two children, Chase and Logan. He is also survived by his parents, Joseph Sr. and Diane, siblings Elaine McCall (Dan) and Brian (Lindsay), and several nieces and nephews.

Joey graduated from Glasgow High School and Goldey-Beacom College. After a short stint working at MBNA, he took his extraordinary carpentry skills into the family business, Conway Construction. During his time there, whether it was an official job or just a favor for a friend or family member, the remodeling and additions he constructed inside and out of local houses will remain examples of his fine workmanship for generations to come. He most recently used his management and carpentry skills working as a Project Manager at Art Guild.

Joey had a talent and gift of craftmanship that not only provided him a career but a way to service and help others. Rarely was there ever a time when he wasn’t knee-deep in a project, either creating, fixing or updating something in or around his house or, because of his handy skills, he was often called upon to assist others, always doing so with a smile on his face.

Joey was competitive by nature, which served him well as a wrestler and football and baseball player throughout his childhood and at Glasgow High. This trait followed him into adulthood no matter the backyard, basement or tavern game, especially his favorite – cornhole. Whether on the beach, at a campground or in his own backyard, Joey perfected tossing a bag with one hand while balancing a favorite beverage in the other.  

Joey’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. In recent years, they spent many weekends exploring various campgrounds, often with Bill and Carolyn as well as other friends. Their travels took them as far north as Maine and south to the Outer Banks and Disney World. He loved watching his boys play sports as both a parent and a coach. But Joey’s absolute favorite place to be was home in his own backyard and adjacent woods, where once the day’s project and chores were complete, he spent countless hours with his sons, zip-lining, ATVing, trampolining, hanging out in their treehouse, and just “being boys.” And of course, the perfect ending to any day was a cocktail on the deck with his high school sweetheart and very best friend, Ashley.

While Joey was taken away far too soon, it’s his love for his family, his passion for life and his easily recognizable “grin and chuckle” that will always be remembered.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on March 1, 2021, at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

Any family members or friends who are unable to attend Joey’s service can live stream the service by clicking here.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Go Fund Me page for the Joe Conway Jr. Memorial Fund here


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20 Condolences for Joseph Lambert “Joey” Conway

  • I was with Joey during the last days of his life. He drank his favorite beer “blue moon” and shared stories of his love for his wife and children, particularly his father. He was truly happy both in love and life. And I believe he died as he lived. Thank you, Joey for all of your hard work. I’ll see you on the next install in heaven.

  • Our condolences to Joey Conway’s family. Wish we could be there with all of you.
    Prayers for all of you.

  • I am so sorry. I have fond memories of Joey. Love to all. Shelley

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to the Conway Family
    You are in our prayers

  • I worked at Art Guild with Joe and knew him as a “Team Player” without attitude and just a great disposition. He will not be forgotten. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Sending our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Conway family during this very difficult time.
    With love, Pat and Rod

  • so sorry to hear this. he was so young. diane and joe my heart goes out to you both. you and your family is in my thoughts.

  • I’m sorry to hear of your loss Conway family. My prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

  • While I never met Joe, I had a professional relationship with him while he worked at Art Guild. We spoke and emailed one another for years about projects and he took such pride with respect to quality workmanship. “Joe, thanks for thinking so highly of us buddy, and at least I know that while the wait may be a little longer, we will finally meet someday in heaven”. My condolences to the entire family. You will all be in my prayers in these most difficult times.

  • Joe and Diane…so sorry for this tragedy. We know your hearts will forever have a piece missing. So, so sad. In our hearts and thoughts for your family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and give you peace during this challenging time.

  • Joe, Diane and Family

    Donnie and I are so sorry to hear about your son
    Our condolences , thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Our deepest sympathy

  • He will greatly be missed, I enjoyed working with him every day and I know how much he’d loved his family it meant the whole world to him , sending prayers to his family I know this is so sad but he will be with you always with you

  • Condolences Ashley to you and the boys. May you find some comfort in all the precious memories.

  • Talented, hard-working and committed to excellence, Joe Conway epitomized the kind of employee every employer seeks, and Art Guild was proud that he was part of our family. Joe’s professional skills were complemented by his high character, strong morals, and positive attitude in all he did. A man who’s smile brightened your day, Joe was open about the love he had for both his family and his work, and he was just a pleasure to be around. His loss is felt by anyone who knew him, including his clients and the many friends he made at Art Guild. We will never forget him and know that his spirit will continue to live in our hearts.

    Joe, from everyone at Art Guild, thank you for touching our lives and making each of us the better for knowing you. We appreciate and will always remember your service, commitment, loyalty and friendship. As we seek strength and comfort by your memories, may you rest in peace.

    To Joe’s family, please accept our deepest condolences for your terrible loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing such precious moments of Joe’s life in the beautiful video.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Joe on a recent project and found him to be an excellent manager, a hard worker and a caring and cheerful colleague. You are all in my prayers.

  • Joey was one of the nicest people I ever met. He always had a great smile and even better laugh. Joey, the office won’t be the same without you. You will be truly missed.
    Sending love and strength to the entire Conway family.

  • We Live you all, may God Bless you all. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. David, Linda & Bobby 🙏❤️😥

  • Joe was a great teammate and an even greater human being. He will be missed by many. Most Sincerely, and, With Love, -VJ/G-High Wrestling Family

  • Sending our deepest condolences to Ashley, Chase, Logan, and the Conway family. We were so saddened to hear of Joey’s passing. Praying that the wonderful memories that you have will help ease your pain and give you some peace through this very difficult time. (((HUGS)))