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Neil Landis Conver ’45

Published in Nov. 5, 2003, issue

Neil Conver died in Lansdale, Pa., July 25, 2002, of a massive stroke.

Neil, the son of Samuel D. Conver '07, entered Princeton from Haverford School, and joined Tower Club. His Princeton studies were interrupted by service in Europe with the 80th Infantry of Patton's Third Army. Neil received a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in the Battle of the Bulge.

In 1947, Neil married Sarah Lughart, a former Army nurse, and in 1948 he received a law degree from Penn. He practiced law in Lansdale for 53 years, 22 of them with his son, David.

Neil was very active in community affairs, serving as president of the chamber of commerce and the Rotary club, and as a church council member and Sunday school teacher.

Neil and Sally welcomed international visitors, and especially enjoyed hosting exchange students. Neil was often in the stands for Princeton football, and he enjoyed golf and travel.

Neil exemplified the finest qualities of a small-town lawyer. He practiced his profession with integrity, and quietly touched the lives of many with his compassionate, understanding manner.

In addition to Sally and David, Neil also is survived by sons Peter and Philip, and two grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945

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