Phillip Condon, 1957-2019
Phillip James Condon, 62, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, after a short battle with lung cancer at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Virginia Beach.
Phillip was born Dec. 8, 1957, in Minneapolis to Robert and Gretchen Condon. The family moved to Albert Lea, where he grew up and went to school.
Phillip joined the United States Navy in June 1977 and retired in July 1997 after 20 years of faithful and dedicated service. He earned the rank of senior chief petty officer and served aboard many naval vessels, including submarines. After retirement he was employed at Home Depot, and in later years started a handyman business and then worked as a truck driver for U.S. Express.
On Dec. 5, 2019, he married Ramona Zook Hernandez. Together they shared many adventures in traveling, camping hiking and skiing. Their dream was to purchase an RV and travel.
Phillip is survived by his wife, Ramona Condon, of Virginia Beach; his parents Robert and Gretchen Condon of Rochester, formerly of Litchfield; his brothers Michael (Pauline) Condon of Baxter, Patrick (Judy) Condon of Piedmont, South Dakota, and Peter Condon of Rochester; sisters Maureen (Greg) Beishir of St. Louis, Margaret (Patrick) Mulligan of Rochester, Melissa (Tammy) Renee of Litchfield and Polly (Jeffrey) Waldbillig of Rochester; plus many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5455 50th Ave. NW in Rochester, with visitation an hour before the service. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.