Condon, Ralph A.
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Sep. 28, 1927 - Mar. 27, 2013
Ralph A. Condon, 85, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Westminster, MD, died on Mar. 27, 2013. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Sat., at First Brethren Church of Sarasota in Sarasota, FL.
He was a Navy veteran and served in World War II. Starting as an auto mechanic, in 1954 he was founder of Condon's Auto Parts, which is still operating in its third generation.
He was a member of the Westminster Kiwanis Club, Westminster Church of the Brethren, and currently belongs to the First Brethren Church of Sarasota, FL. He enjoyed his family, Deep Creek Lake, auto racing of any sort, playing cards, and pitching horseshoes. Travels to Deep Creek started in the mid 50's and continued until he retired there and to Sarasota, FL. He sponsored several race cars at a local level which included many trips to various NASCAR tracks. He was a Richard Petty fan. When unable to travel, he would watch the races on TV. He was usually the player to beat at card games. He was a two time Florida State Horseshoe Champion in his age bracket.
He was the husband of Ava Rakes Condon, his wife of 65 years. Surviving in addition to his wife; son Jerry and wife Babs of Westminster MD; daughter Deb and husband Michael Tulley of Arlington Texas; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathryn Anne Talbert.
Published in Herald Tribune from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2013