Joseph P. Conlon

Joseph P.  Conlon Joseph P. Conlon, 83, passed away Monday, November 27th, in Abilene. He was born June 10, 1934 in New York City, New York, the son of Patrick Joseph and Nora Veronica (Colleran) Conlon. Growing up in New York, Joe attended local schools, graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and attended New York University. On June 29, 1957, he married Ann Sullivan, later divorcing. On February 14th, 1986, Joe married Linda Youngblood. All their married life has been spent in Abilene. He had been employed as a warehouse manager by Macy's, Klines, Stearn Brothers and Alco. Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends, adored his grandchildren, and loved sports, including the Yankees, Notre Dame, the New York Giants, the New York Rangers and discussing politics and history. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany. Joe was preceded in death by: his parents; father-in-law, George DeBeer; grandmother-in-law, Mattie Schrieber and Ann Sullivan Conlon. Joe is survived by: wife, Linda Conlon of the home; five sons, Patrick Conlon of Las Vegas, Peter (Cindy) Conlon of Newton, Paul (Dee Dee) Conlon of Atlanta, Philip (Pam) Conlon of Atlanta, Jon Conlon of Abilene; daughter, Kris (Jared) Reynolds of Nebraska; eight grandchildren, Leslie (Brett Bass) Conlon, Caitlin Conlon, Ashley (Brenden Powell) Montgomery, Alex Montgomery, Abby Conlon, Tim Conlon, Penny Conlon, Kaylen Reyes; two great-grandchildren, Aysun Powell and Jasper Powell; mother-in-law, Wilma DeBeer; sister-in-law, Barbara Cook; brother-in-law, Earl (Karen) DeBeer; niece, Amy (Bob) Fagnini and two great-nephews, Taylor McClure and Dylan McClure.
The family has chosen cremation. They will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Monday, December 4th at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Tammy Walker Cancer Center. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.

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