James W. Conroy, 50, of Newport Oregan, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012. He was formerly a long time resident of Jefferson City. He graduated Jefferson City High School in 1980 and went on to become a journeyman electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 257. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He is survived by a sister, Debrah and brothers, Kevin, David, Tom, and Mike. A Memorial and Celebration of his life will be held at the Binder Pavilion in Binder State Park on Sunday August 19, at 10:00 a.m.