Ray Michael Condon
July 18, 1931 ‒ August 16, 2017
MANSFIELD: Ray M. Condon, 86, of Mansfield passed into the arms of his Savior, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.
Ray was born July 18, 1931 in Uniontown, PA to parents Michael & Anna. After he was graduated from North Union High School with the class of 1949, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army during the Korean War and was among the first to land there.
Sitting in the dugout during a baseball game, a beautiful young lady in the stands named Shelva DeBerry caught Ray’s eye and the pair soon married on March 2, 1957. Their daughter Peggy embodied Shelva’s qualities from conversation to registered nursing.
Ray worked as a tool and die engineer with General Motors for over 38 years until retiring in 1991. He was proud when his son Paul later took a position also with GM.
In spare time, he took pleasure in golfing with his friends from GM, hunting, and fishing with his grandson Craig. Ray was an excellent cook and grillmaster who could whip up a mean breakfast. He passed on his love of nature and cooking to his daughter Pattie.
Ray loved being outdoors, planting vegetables, and mowing the grass. He was a gifted artist (especially drawing and painting) and could make just about anything with his hands. Ray was a lifelong Ohio State fan and frequented the games with Paul. He will be remembered for his beautiful singing voice and his ornery sense of humor.
Ray was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mansfield.
He survived by children Pattie Thomas of Mansfield, Paul Condon of Waterford, MI, and Peggy Rogers of Cumming, Georgia; his beloved grandson Craig (Jaclyn) Thomas of Carrollton; sister Lorraine Schaeffer of Uniontown, PA; brothers-in-law Clarence (Sondra) DeBerry of Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania, Butch DeBerry of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and Gerald (Elaine) DeBerry of Hopwood, Pennsylvania; godson David Dick; devoted family friend George Vidonish; along with nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife Shelva, sisters Rita and Jean, and brother-in-law Homer.
His family will receive friends Monday, August 21, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. Pastor Dallas Waggle will speak and military honors will be performed by The Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail. Burial in Mansfield Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Contributions in his memory to St. Peter’s Catholic Church may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ray’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
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