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John J. Condon, insurance executive

John J. Condon, insurance executive

John J. Condon, a former insurance executive and sports fan, died Sunday of pneumonia at his Columbia home. He was 87.

The son of an accountant and a homemaker, John Joseph Condon was born in Canandaigua, N.Y., and moved in 1929 to Forest Park with his family.

He was raised on Garrison Boulevard and Euclid Avenue. He was a 1943 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, where he was a quarterback on the football team and starting catcher on the baseball team.

Mr. Condon was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1987.

He served in the Navy from 1943 until 1946, when he was discharged. He had been in pre-flight training and later became a member of...