Death of former SCO editor Harry Conroy

Harry Conroy Pic: Paul McSherry

STAFF at the Scottish Catholic Observer are saddened to hear of the death of former editor Harry Conroy on Saturday.

Mr Conry, 67, who edited the SCO until 2007, was a former general secretary of the National Union of Journalists and a top crime reporter in addition to being a leading Catholic commentator.

A Glaswegian who honed his skills at the Daily Express and the Daily Record newspapers, Mr Conroy inspired and cajoled a generation of reporters and sub editors to keep standards high in journalism. ‘Harry’s boys’ (and ‘girls’) have lost a mentor.

He was also a family man and the SCO staff offer our condolences to his wife Margaret, his daughter Lynn, sons Ewan and Stuart and his seven grandchildren, Kaitlin, Daniel, Jenna, Lewis,Paige, Niamh and Emma.

Mr Conroy’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10am at St Bride’s Church, Cambuslang. He will be buried at Rutherglen cemetery, Mill Street, at 11.30am.


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