SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 26, 2013

John A. 'Jack' Condon, 92


Salem, MA — John A. “Jack” Condon, 92, husband of the late Ruth A. (Crowdis) Condon of Salem, died in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following a brief illness.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Albert and (Gertrude (Rooney). He was educated at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Salem. Mr. Condon graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, Class of 1939. He worked for the former Munroe and Arnold Merritt Express, and became a licensed electrician.

At the outbreak of World War II, he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Denebola, AD12, a supply and repair ship in the Atlantic Theater of operations, from 1940 to 1946.

Following his discharge, Mr. Condon returned to his electrician career, earning the title of Master Electrician. In 1960, he was appointed by then-Mayor Sam Zoll as the City of Salem Wire Inspector, a position he held until his retirement in 1984.

Dedicated to his family and church, he enjoyed his many friends, and being a member of the Knights of Columbus Leo Council in Peabody.

He is survived by three children, Shirley Marescalchi and her husband, Richard, of Salem, Maralyn Windsor and her husband, Robert, of Peabody, and Ann Marie Jangro and her husband, Donald, of Sandown, N.H.; a sister, Louise Lauzon of Lynnfield; eight grandchildren, Christine, Pamela, Paul, Lisa, Jason, Jeremy, Jonathan, and Kimberly; many great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Josephson.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Friday, September, 27, at 9:15 a.m., from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal Street, corner of North St., Salem, to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Thursday. from 3 to 7 p.m., in the Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Children’s Charity, 1 Friend St, Salem, MA 01970, or Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To sign his guest book, or for additional information, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.