- March 30, 1925 - March 11, 2009
- Crown Point, Indiana
of James' Passing
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“I just happened on Mr. Conlon's obituary while doing a search on Dyer, IN. Mr. Conlon helped me to make a barometer for an elementary school science...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Clifton Mitchell - Jasper, IN
“James tought me geometry and became a friend and coach for a number of us that graduated CP class 1958. I remember visiting him and his young wife...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Curtis A Franz - Prescott, AZ
“May your memories last a lifetime and bring you comfort. My sincerest sympathy to Terri and her family.
3 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Boehm - Mundelein, IL
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4 of 17 | Posted by: Joseph Goulet - Yardley, PA
“My sympathies on your loss. He was always Mr. Conlon to me since he taught me geometry in 1956 at CPHS. He continued to serve and teach. He will be...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: John L. Wendt - Crown Point, IN
“Mrs. Conlon, Kate and Pat - So sorry to hear about your loss. How lucky Brad & I were to grow up and know your family. I will always remember how...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie (Lind) Longawa - IN
“My deepest sympathy for your loss.
He was an incredible man who lived an incredible life.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
7 of 17 | Posted by: Lena Villamonte (AT&T) - Chicago, IL
“Our deepest sympathies to you and your Family Kate. We will keep you, your mom and your family in our prayers during this most difficult time.
We...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Debbie Kirk - Crown Point, IN
“Dear Aunt Janice and Cousins,
My thoughts are with you today. Uncle Jim will be greatly missed as he was a very good man and good uncle.
I know...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: David Mickow - Lost River, WV
“To all of you, We had some great times at Jack and Mag's house together. I will always remember the 35th combined anniversary party in Northern...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Margaret J. Boyer - Terre Haute, IN
“Dear Conlon Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Conlon's passing. I remember him coming to our door in his capacity as our councilman. He was...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Keller Heuer - Crown Point, IN
“Dear All, I was saddened to learn of your loss. My memories of childhood, living on Maple Lane were, in part, made happier because of my knowing...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Kristine (Keck) VanDyke - Aurora, CO
“To the Conlon Family,
Chuck and Denise, you are such wonderful friends! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss. Mr....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: David & Karen Ostrowski - IN
During the years we worked together, we shared many stories of our families with each other. We all know how much your Dad meant to...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Your Good Sam Family - IL
“WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING KNOWING THAT YOUR LOVE ONE IS NOW IN HEAVEN WITH THE FATHER (GOD).
15 of 17 | Posted by: ELAINE BROWN - RIVERDALE, IL
“Mrs. Conlon and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
16 of 17 | Posted by: Shelley Kuiper - Crown Point, IN
“I regret I will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral for Jim. Please accept my condolences on his passing. He was a wonderful guy!
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kate (McCord) Lodovisi - IN
James C. Conlon age 83, of Crown Point, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at home. He was born March 30, 1925, in Union Mills, Indiana, to Charles and Mary (Sheviak) Conlon.
Mr. Conlon graduated from Clinton Township High School in LaPorte County in 1943. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and a Masters of Education from Pennsylvania State University in 1959.
On September 13, 1952, he married Janice Winters, who survives.
Mr. Conlon served in the United States Navy during World War II, aboard the
USS Casablanca (CVE 55) and the USS LCS (108) as XO and commanding officer. In 1952-53 he served in the Navy's Communications Office in Washington, D.C. He remained on inactive duty as a Commanding Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve Div 9-37 from 1961-1963. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander after 26 years.
Mr. Conlon was a retired science and math teacher, having taught at Dyer High School, 1949-1952; Crown Point High School, 1954-1956; Lew Wallace High School, 1956-1978; and Harrison Junior High School, 1978-1984.
Mr. Conlon was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where he served as a lector for over 25 years. Mr. Conlon was very active in politics. He was on the Crown Point City Council from 1980-1991. He also served on the Board of Public Works and Safety, 1985-1991, and the Plan Commission, 1984-1991. He then was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives 19th District. He served from 1991-1996 and was Deputy Speaker Pro Tem in 1995-96. He was also a precinct committeeman, vice-committeeman and delegate to the state convention several times. Mr. Conlon was a member of the Crown Point Community Library Board from 1995-2008; a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Cardinal Stritch Council 4620; and a volunteer with the St. Anthony Auxiliary.
He is survived by wife, Janice of Crown Point; 3 sons: Paul (Debbie) of Weslaco, Texas
Charles (Denise) of Valparaiso and Patrick (Jennifer) of Cedar Lake
4 daughters: Mary Lou (Donald) Vaccarello of LaGrange, IL
Elizabeth (Daniel) Danner of Wheaton, IL
Theresa (Mark) Tanner of Evanston, IL
Kate (Roger) Bieker of Crown Point
13 grandchildren: Maya, Alex (Katy), Nicole, Natalie, Adam, Sean and Nathan Conlon, Lisa, Christine and Paul Vaccarello, Bryn Tanner, and Christopher and Abbey Bieker
2 sisters: Jean (Clem) Trytko of Granger and Marguerite (late John) Boyer of Columbus, New Jersey
1 sister-in-law: Geraldine (late Dave) Conlon of Union Mills, IN
many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother: David Conlon
1 sister: Geraldine Mickow
2 nephews: Stephen Conlon and Michael Mickow
Funeral Prayers will be said at the Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, Crown Point on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church 312 E. Joliet St. Crown Point, IN with Rev. Pat Kalich officiating. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery in Crown Point, IN.
Visitation will be held at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre (NOTE: NEW LOCATION) at 606 E. 113th Ave. Crown Point, IN (2 Blocks East of Broadway) on Sunday, March 15, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Gibault Inc. (Home for Boys), PO Box 2316, Terre Haute, IN 47802-0316.
To share a memory or send a condolence to the family, please visit the guest book section on the obituary page at www.geisenfuneralhome.com. For information call 219-663-2500.