Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Dr. Denis Conrady

Always the professor, Dr. Conrady passed his final test peacefully at home with his family by his side.He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Catherine Frisz Conrady; a daughter, Denise Conrady of Terre Haute and a son, David and his wife, Catherine DeMange Conrady of Hopewell Junction, NY; grandsons Thomas Conrady of Stuttgart, Germany, and Alexandre Conrady of Genesseo, NY; sisters Mrs. Joan Lingg of Connersille, IN and Mrs. Fran (Jack) Conners of New Richmond, OH; sisters-in-law Mrs. Barbara Frisz Wilson of Terre Haute and Mrs. Cecile Frisz (Jim) Feeney of Fallbrook, CA; and many nieces and nephews.Denis was born on December l, 1930, to John and Elvira Frey Conrady, in Cincinnati, OH. He attended St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School in Connersville, IN; Saint Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, IN; St. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH; graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and immediately went into the Air Force. While in the Air Force, he earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Cambridge, MA, and a PhD in Computer Science from Case University in Cleveland, OH.His other tours included Keesler AFB, MS; a remote radar site on the Bering Sea in Alaska; Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral, FL; the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, where he was the first to teach Computer Science; and finally, Hanscom AFB, MA. After retirement from the Air Force, he taught Computer Science at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, for many years and moved to Terre Haute, IN, in 2003.He was a member of SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America) for 58 years. The Society is now called the Barbershop Harmony Society. He sang with many quartets and choruses, but his favorite was the Vocal Majority of Dallas, TX, having won ten international gold medals with them. The joy this music gave to him and those listened was tremendous.Catherine and Denis enjoyed traveling the world during his careers and in retirement.The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Barbershop Harmony Foundation International at 110 Seventh Ave., North, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203.Information obtained from the Tribune Star online, www.tribstar.com