Deacon John Concannon 1927-2019


Deacon John J. Concannon, 91, of Johnstown, passed away on June 21, 2019, at home. He was born on November 6, 1927, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Rosemary H. (Heinrich) Concannon; parents, John W. and Mary Concannon; Survived by children John Concannon Jr. and wife Carol (Mock); Monica Kendera wife of the late John Kendera; Brigid Starchok; Joseph Concannon and wife Jennifer (Stubbs); Michael Concannon and wife Brenda (Hahn); Mary Ann Ozbold and husband James; Carolyn Concannon; Thomas Concannon and wife Karen (Sida).

John ministered faithfully and actively to the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown as a Deacon for 34 years (from his ordination on June 1,1985, until his death) serving at the former Saint Joseph Parish, Johnstown; Assumption Parish, Conemaugh; Saint John Cantius and Saint Mary Church, Windber; Saint Andrew Parish, Johnstown; and Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown. Recipient of the Prince Gallitzin Cross. John was also an Army veteran who attended Virginia Military Institute, and a retired General Foreman employed for 36 years by the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on June 25 at Saint John Gualbert Cathedral. Committal was at Saint John Gualbert Cemetery. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to Proclaim Ministry, 117 Clinton Street, Johnstown, PA 15901 in memory of John.