Conrad James Menconi
1932 - 2021
January 29, 2021
Billy Graham said, "Life is a glorious opportunity, if it is used to condition us for eternity. If we fail in this, though we succeed in everything else, our life will have been a failure."

Conrad James Menconi saw life as a glorious opportunity. He never met a stranger, talked to everyone and always invited them to church.

Conrad passed from this life that he embraced on January 29, 2021.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 9, 1932, the oldest son of James and Ann Menconi. He moved with his family to California in 1943. He graduated from Alhambra High in 1950. He served in the Navy from 1951-1952. He worked at Sears and graduated from Pasadena Nazarene College (PLNU) in 1957. He earned his Masters in Education Administration from USC in 1965.

Conrad sweet-talked the beautiful Betty Sue Whiteside when they were both working at Sears in Pasadena and they were married August 15, 1959. They were married for 50 years until her passing. They were blessed with three children, Denise, Celeste, and Jeffrey.

Conrad was a born storyteller and teacher and shared his gifts with many students. He taught school in Fremont, Orange County, and Valley Springs, CA. He also was an administrator, serving as a vice-principal and principal. He was a superintendent in Warner Springs. He retired from education and began a new career in real estate when the family moved to Escondido.

Not one to ever sit still, Conrad volunteered in every community in which he lived. He coached sports, was involved in the Lions Club, and served on baseball boards, and booster clubs.

He and Betty moved to Pahrump, Nevada in 1995. They joined the Methodist Church and made many wonderful friends. He helped to organize the rummage sale for many years.

He and Betty loved to travel, enjoying many trips across the country in their RV and visits to Europe, including his beloved Italy.

He met Juliah (Judy) Franklin in Pahrump and they were married in 2014. They both delighted in adventure and enjoyed their cruises, RV trips, and many other events.

Conrad was bold, passionate, and relished every moment. His energy and zest for life was contagious. He was the life of the party and every family gathering was made better because he was there.

Opinionated is a mild description of his personality. He loved well and loved big! He loved spumoni ice cream, pizelles, biscottis dunked in coffee, In 'N Out, The Hat pastrami, Philippe's and good Italian food!

He loved cars, collecting quite a few in his youth. He loved USC Football, Gospel Music, Costco trips, Westerns, getting a good deal on anything, and his train collection.

He loved Jesus, his family and his friends and he will be dearly missed! We are comforted because we know he is now loudly rejoicing with Jesus and we look forward to the day we will see him again!

Conrad is survived by his three children: Denise (John) Schouten, Celeste (Steve) Bradham and Jeff (Cathy) Menconi. He was so proud of his eight grandchildren and attended all their high school and college graduations and as many sporting events as possible. Matthew Schouten, Nicole Schouten, Connor (Tara) Bradham, Parker (Sara) Bradham, Preston Bradham (fiance Allison), Taylor Menconi, Anthony Menconi, and Michelle Menconi.

He was blessed with two great grandchildren: Forrest Bradham (Connor and Tara), Blake Bradham (Parker and Sara)

He loved chatting with his brothers and was a father figure to both of them.

Jim Menconi, and Al (Jan) Menconi.

He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Services are pending.
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Published by Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 12, 2021.
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Milan (Mike) and Nancy Korica
April 9, 2021
Milan (Mike) and Nancy Korica
April 9, 2021
We found out on the 4/8 he had passed. We loved him so much. He helped us to get our paperwork for the transfer to EC. He could drive that CA traffic. He was funny,caring,and loved his snacks. He had many lunches with us after church. We were with the Salvation Army. My husband hates musicals. Conrad asked him to go and he said yes. That makes me laugh to this day. He took us and picked us to airport many times traveling from EC. He load his white van with folks who had NO ride to Drs. In Vegas. He was a problem solver. I called him Coni Jo on occasions. We joked around a lot. When we arrived from EC 3 years ago they offered us their home to live in. What a God send. They home sold very quickly. We had lunch with them many times in Vegas. He and Judy loved Sammy´s. We saw them in mid January. They were planning another trip. To all his family We met many of you. He so loved you all. We have been struck not knowing we will see them here. We will be singing with them on the Crystal Sea,with our white robes, eating that fruit. Learning at the feet of Jesus. No more tears as the former things will not be remembered. Eye has not seen,ear has not heard, all the wonderful things that Jesus has prepared for each of us.
Milan (Mike) and Nancy Korica
April 9, 2021
Scott and I were so sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace and may the Lord give the family peace and comfort
Leeann Johnson
February 12, 2021