Howard H. Conaway, a retired partner in the law firm of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman, died early yesterday after an apparent heart attack on his way home after visiting friends.
Mr. Conaway, who was 82 and lived in the Warrington Condominiums, retired about nine years ago but had remained active in the firm he joined in 1932.
A trial lawyer, he was the chief rationing attorney in Maryland for the Office of Price Administration early in World War II before enlisting in the Army.
Later, as an Army officer, he was decorated for finding records of the German Alien Property Custodian. He was assigned to the Flossenburg Concentration Camp, and his testimony about conditions there was introduced at the Nuremberg trials.
Sent to Japan after its surrender, he was an adviser on war crimes trials.
Born in Georgetown, Del., he was a graduate of the University of Delaware. In 1932, he graduated from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was editor of the Virginia Law Review. He was a founder of the Maryland Law Review.
He is survived by his wife, the former Eileen Mitchell; a son, Howard H. Conaway Jr. of Baltimore; two daughters, Anne West Conaway and Mary Mitchell Conaway, both of Baltimore; a sister, Helen M. Cosen of Wilmington, Del.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements for a memorial service are incomplete, but the family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Johns Hopkins Heart Center.