Deacon Albert McConahay
Deacon Albert L. McConahay, 67, of Lafayette, died at his residence.Born Aug. 7, 1938, in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late Paul T. McConahay and Fern McRoberts. He earned a bachelor's degree from Purdue University in 1994 and from St. Joseph College in 2006.He married Jeannie Peters in Indianapolis on Sept. 26, 1964, and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2000.Mr. McConahay taught construction surveying in the building construction management program at Purdue University, retiring after 21 years in 2004.He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and was ordained a deacon on Sept.17, 2005. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Indiana Society Professional Land Surveyors and served on the board of ISPLS as secretary, treasurer and vice president. He was also a member of the Sigma Lamda Chi construction honorary fraternity and was a former member of the John Purdue Club.Surviving are two daughters, Michelle McConahay of South Bend and Colleen DeWeese (husband: Jason) of Evansville; and two brothers, Joseph McConahay (wife: Mary Jane) and Charles McConahay (husband: Pat), all of Indianapolis.Contributions may be made to the Saint Meinrad School of Theology and/or Caregiver Companions.Information obtained from the Lafayette Journal and Courier online, www.jconline.com, on June 5.