Rev. Gerald A. Condon, 89 of Cedar Rapids died Saturday June 15, 2019 at the West Ridge Care Center. Funeral Mass 10:00 AM on Monday at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Archbishop Michael Jackels will officiate. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Sunday and from 9:00 until 10:00 AM on Monday at St. Matthew Catholic Church.
Father Condon is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Fred Jr. and John.
Father was born on May 4, 1930 in Cedar Rapids the son of Fred and Irene (Cramer) Condon.
He graduated from Loras College and later from St. Bernard Seminary. He was ordained at St. Raphael’s Cathedral by the Most Rev. Leo Binz on February 4, 1956.
Father’s first mission was as an Assistant - St. Patrick’s, Ryan, 1956 -1958; Assistant - Immaculate Conception, Lansing, 1958-1963; Assistant Principal- Regis High School, Cedar Rapids, 1963-1966; Assistant Pastor- Evansdale, 1966-1967; Principal- St. George High School and Assistant Pastor, New Albin, 1967-1970; Parish Administrator- Wexford, 1970-1973; Principal-St. George High School and Executive Coordinator-Lansing, 1971-1973; Executive Coordinator-Principal-Don Bosco High School, Gilbertville, 1973-1983; Pastor- St. Matthew, Cedar Rapids, 1983-1993; Pastor- Hampton & Dumont 1993 until his retirement in 2000.
As a young boy growing up in Cedar Rapids he was a caddie at Elmcrest and the Cedar Rapids Country Club. Father taught social studies, and coached baseball and basketball as a young priest in Catholic Schools. He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, watching them on television as well as attending the games. He enjoyed playing golf, and travel.
Father Condon will forever be remembered as one who was a servant of the Lord.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to your church or the charity of your choice.