Earl G. “Red” Condit, 90, of Delaware and formerly of Sunbury, passed away Friday (June 10, 2011) following a brief illness. This community lost another one of America’s Greatest Generation. He lived a blessed and active life — in fact, he played a round of golf just 13 days ago.
Earl was born on March 20, 1921 in Condit to the late Milo J. and Estella (Baker) Condit. A graduate of Sparta High School in 1939, he entered the U.S. Army in 1942. He was a proud member of 101st Airborne Signal Company, participating in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns of WWII. A farmer in his younger years, he later worked at Nestlé’s and retired from General Motors in 1988, where he worked as an engineer for 34 years. He enjoyed golfing, boating and fishing. Earl was an avid horseman, owning and racing several harness horses. Always fun loving, he was a good conversationalist. A true gentleman, he was a man of integrity and honor. A member of Sunbury United Methodist Church, Delaware County Harness Horseman’s Association and United States Trotters Association. Earl treasured his family, was a participant in their numerous activities and was most proud of their accomplishments.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years: Julia F. (Hartsook), whom he married Sept. 24, 1948 in Sunbury; children, Lynn (Michael) Whetstone of Lancaster, Gary (Rita) Condit of Westerville, Nancy (Jim) Herbert of Westerville; nine grandchildren, Benjamin, Amanda, Courtney, Joel, Kirk, Hilary, Brittany, Nickolas, Zachary; seven great-grandchildren: Robbie, Anna, Shannon, Jack, Colin, Taylor, Avery; sister Verna Mae Belcher of Sparta; nieces, nephews and a community of friends.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Violet Lee in 2006, Donna Fox in 2000 and brothers Eldon in 1978 and Milo in 2007.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will follow at 12 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Association.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry Street, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 or Willowbrook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way S., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com