In Loving

Howard Wesley Conselyea

February 2, 1942 – July 17, 2023

Howard Wesley Conselyea departed this realm on Monday, July 17, 2023.

Why write an obituary for someone who never wanted one? Because his 82 trips around the sun deserve mention, albeit a nontraditional one.

Howard Conselyea was a rebel till the end, refusing to follow the rules often just for the sake of discord. He took his fashion cues from no one, as evidenced by his faded “Don’t Tread On Me” and Pink Floyd t-shirts. He was a loner who spent most of his life surrounded by books and animals. He didn’t like many people,
which was a shame since he was the best conversationalist and most well-read person you could ever hope to meet.

He was utterly devoted to his two daughters, Leigh Ann Raab and Traci Lynn Conselyea, who loved him beyond measure.

We never really asked what his last words would be, but knowing him, we suspect he would be OK with this Douglas Adams quote: “So long, and thanks for all the fish”!

Rest easy and know you live on in the memories of your daughters.
Shine on, you crazy diamond.

There will be no funeral or public memorial ceremony. If anyone wants to donate in his memory, please consider the ASPCA, which he was a lifetime member of.