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Philip R. Condron, 88.

SCRANTON, PA Philip R. Condron, 88, of Scranton, died Thursday, February 22nd while wintering in Palm Beach, FL.

His wife, the former Patricia Godwin, died in 2006. The son of the late Philip W. and Margaret Hogan Condron, he was a graduate of Central High School and The College of the Holy Cross. A member of the "Greatest Generation, he was drafted into the Army after college and earned an officers commission. He served in the Philippines and then assisted in planning the invasion of Japan. During the occupation of that country he was appointed assistant to the Commanding General in charge of Military Government. He attained the rank of Major and was awarded 6 medals during his service.

Post war he founded Condron Construction Company and his firm built various Scranton area buildings, including Our Lady of Peace School, the Chinchilla Elementary School, the Chrysler Plant and St. Anns Maronite Church. He was the original developer of the Luzerne Street and Monroe Avenue Shopping Centers. He then joined the architecture and engineering firm of Bellante, Clauss, Miller and Nolan and was integral to numerous projects including Giants Football Stadium, Country Estates, Oakford Glen and the Scranton State Office Building.

After retiring, he became interested in computers to control energy consumption in buildings and worked with PQ Energy Controls before retiring permanently.

He leaves five children, Philip P. and wife Joelyn of Scranton, PA, P. Kevin and his wife Clare, of Worcester, Christopher M. and his wife Margaret, of New York, Cait Kokolus and her husband John, of Downingtown, PA and Timothy P. Condron, of Boston; a brother, Joseph Kingston, of Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Eugene A. Cusick Funeral Home, 217 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA. The funeral will be held Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in St. Pauls Church, 1500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA, celebrated by Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn. Friends are asked to proceed directly to the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at St. Catherines Cemetery, Moscow, PA. Donations may be made in his name to the Patricia G. Condron Scholarship Fund at Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Feb 28, 2008
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