Condeni, 98-year-old World War II veteran, passed away Tuesday, February 11,
2020, at Symphony of Chesterton.
He was born March
25, 1921, in Salina, PA. His parents were Anthony and Angela (Casulli)
Condeni, both Italian immigrants.
He married Amelia
Theresa Lanzino on February 16, 1946, in Vandergrift, PA. The marriage
lasted 66 years until her death March 13, 2012.
Vandergrift schools and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He
entered the U.S. Army in July 1942. He landed on Omaha Beach on June 10,
1944, and was part of the Normandy campaign, Battle of St. Lo and Battle of
the Bulge. In 2017, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal for his
World War II service in a ceremony at the French consulate in Chicago.
He was employed in
the steel industry for more than 40 years in Vandergrift, PA, and Portage,
IN. He was a member of the American Legion and his hobbies included card
playing and coin collecting. He had lived in Chesterton since 1962.
He is survived by
his sons Anthony S. Condeni (Karen) of Findlay, OH, and Mark Condeni of
LaPorte, IN; daughters Angela Mabin (William) of Marshall, MI, and Rose Back
(Dr. Jerry) of Charleston, SC. Also surviving are grandchildren Anthony
Mabin of Grand Rapids, MI; Christine Condeni of Kansas City, MO; Christopher
Condeni and Evan Back of Charleston, SC; Nathan Back of Denver, CO, and
Nicholas Condeni (Amanda) and great-grandson Cameron Condeni of Ft. Myers,
Also surviving is a
sister Amelia Julian of Venice, FL. He was preceded in death by brothers
Joseph and Vincent Condeni and a sister Mary Aiello.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 N Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN with Fr. Jon Plavcan
officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, Valparaiso,
The family will
receive friends on Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be