James Charles Condon Sr., 74, of Fairmount and Vero Beach, Florida, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 in Vero Beach, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Syracuse on Sunday, September 20, 1936, he was the son of John Patrick Condon and Anna Billard Condon. He was a graduate of St. Anthony of Padua School. James retired from New York Telephone Company with 38 years of service and also served nine years with the 174th Air National Guard, including a deployment to Phalsbourg, France during the Berlin Crisis. He served as a union steward with CWA. James was a communicant of Holy Family Church and member of their Eucharistic Ministry and Holy Name Society. He was devoted to his family, attending all of their sporting events and activities. James loved golfing with his buddies from Westvale, watching the Yankees and SU play, and being Irish. James was predeceased by his sisters, Marie (George) Meldrum and Kate (Francis) Robillard. James is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Mary Beth Keegan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Eileen Condon of North Syracuse and Don and Jeanne Condon of Liverpool; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Louis Donahue of Syracuse and Ann and Clifton Couse of Brownville, sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sarah Condon Jr. of Skaneateles, Daniel and Joan Condon of Camillus, and Joseph Condon of Marcellus; grandchildren, Megan, Laura, Ryan, Dylan and Natalie. A Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Thursday March 17th, St Patrick's Day. Local arrangements are by the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John of the Cross Church, 7550 26th St., Vero Beach, FL 32966 or to Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219.