Michael P. Conrad, 64, of Summer Mt. Road, Bernville, died Friday, July 28 in his residence - better known to his friends and family as ‘Camp Conrad’.
Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Harlan L. and Joan L. (Borner) Conrad.
He was a plant manager for 22 years at GKN Hoeganaes, Milton, PA. Michael was deeply devoted to his job responsibilities, and seeing that all his employees were cared for. He loved the camaraderie and relationships he established over the years. He thought of everyone he worked with as his second family away from home. The highlight of every year was planning for and attending the company picnics for his employees.
A graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel
University. Michael was a gifted athlete in wrestling, baseball, and football - where he was a standout
quarterback for the Mustangs. He continued playing baseball in college for all four years, as well as one year of wrestling. Michael even had the opportunity to try out for the Pittsburgh Pirates but declined the opportunity to play in the minors.
He is survived by his three daughters, Samantha, wife of Warrant Officer One, Cody T. Miszler, Fort
Campbell, KY, Cortney Conrad, partner of Craig Nolan, Long Beach, NY, and Kelsey, wife of Brandon
Seidel, Shillington, PA; and a sister Allyson B., wife of Jason P. Ziemba, West Lawn, PA. He also adored
all his grandchildren: Lilyana, Mia, Owen, Noah, Bowie, Sunday, Gentry, Lennon, and Reeve, as well
as his niece and nephew, Zoey, and Avery, along will all the other children in the Conrad clan!
Michael loved the outdoors, surrounded by an idyllic 30 acres of forest and wildlife. He was an extremely avid hunter and fisherman, and had many trophies that adorned his residence, from deer to duck, turkey to bear. He was a lifelong Cowboys fan and looked forward to ‘busting stones’ with many of his family and friends every NFL season. He was also extremely generous with his time and his charity; always willing to help those in need without hesitation. Michael’s greatest prize was his family, and his favorite motto–There’s Nothing Better Than Family–will continue to live on in all their hearts and minds, now and for many decades to come.
A private celebration of remembrance for close family, friends, and co-workers will take place at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions towards a waterfowl conservation project in his name and honor; payable to: Full Circle Waterfowl LLC. 381 W. Penn Avenue, Robesonia, PA 19551. Any monies remaining after the project(s) are completed will go directly to the local Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl Chapters. Online condolences may be made to www.beanfuneralhomes.com.