Deacon Edward Condon *** A Model Holy Name Man and True Servant of God ***
October 22, 1932 – November 26, 2012
Deacon Ed Condon
Deacon “Ed” Condon, 80, Born into life October 22, 1932; Ordained a Permanent Deacon, April 18, 1998; Born into eternity November 26, 2012. He attended Our Lady of Sorrows Grammar School, St. Phillip High School and Loyola University in Chicago. During his more than 40 years as a special representative in pharmaceutical sales, mostly with Bristol Myers-Squibb (formerly E.R. Squibb and Sons) he received many awards including GO-GETTER (multiple times) and an American Medical Assn. award. 4th Degree Member, Honor Guard & Past-Grand Knight, Commodore John Barry Council, Knights of Columbus. A member of St. Cornelius Parish in Chicago, was elected School Board President of St. Cornelius Elementary School, and was the founder and 1st President and Athletic Director of their Athletic Program (as well as coach and tournaments coordinator). Taught CCD, RCIA and served on the Parish Pastoral Council. He was President of the St. Cornelius Holy Name Society for 10 years and received the Man of the Year award 1982, which is now called “The Ed Condon Man of the Year Award.” Other posts and ministries include Region VII vice president, board member, chairman and delegate from Chicago for the National Association of Holy Name Societies;
re-organized the Chicago Association of Holy Name Societies; CREDO Regional Coordinator; and member of Promise Keepers. As a Permanent Deacon at St. Cornelius Parish he cared deeply for all the people and organizations he served. Preceded in death by his parents, Mae (nee Harkin) and Richard J. Condon (7th of 7 children), his treasured wife of 54 years, Gloria (nee Morgan), cherished granddaughter Megan Rose Herdegen, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Beloved father of Diane Herdegen, Edward Condon and Therese (Frank) Rodriguez. Dear brother of Patricia (nee Condon) Dougherty. Loving grandfather of Thomas Shanahan V, Susan (nee Herdegen) MacKinnon, Frank Rodriguez, Jr., Edward Rodriguez, and Dominick Rodriguez. Precious great-grandfather of Mason Herdegen. Fond cousin and uncle of many.
His visitation and funeral mass were held at Saint Cornelius. He was interred at All Saints Cemetery.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to St Cornelius Parish, St. Cornelius Holy Name Society or to Rainbow Hospice in Mount Prospect.
Eternal rest grant unto Deacon Ed, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.