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For Immediate Release: 10/26/2015

Statement from the Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation Executive Director Robert Megna on the Passing of
Board Member E. Virgil Conway:

"We were saddened to learn of the passing of board member E. Virgil Conway last week.

Virgil dedicated more than half his life to private and public finance, and his passion for improving the lives of others contributed immeasurably to the City of New York and the Empire State.

His vision and enthusiasm lead the MTA into the 21st century, and his guidance and generosity strengthened the many organizations he supported.  Virgil had an extraordinary impact on the lives of many New Yorkers, and since December 2006 brought his incredible breadth of knowledge to the Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation board.

Virgil Conway held a special place in the community, the likes of which will remain unmatched for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Elaine, his children Sara, Allison, William and John, and his grandchildren during this difficult time."