Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

John Connor

JOHN (JACK) PATRICK CONNOR O’59 (’52-53),
age 91. Beloved husband of Rose Mary (nee Timko); loving father of Michael, Patrick
and Jack and of Lauren Ashburn Dueffert (Paul); loving grandparent of Jack,
Juliette and Samantha Dueffert. Dear brother of Raymond (Matilda) and Catherine
Lavelle (James deceased) and Eileen (deceased); son of the late Raymond and
Catherine (nee Healy). Passed away Monday, September 14, 2015. Fought in World
War II with the Eighth Air Corps as a B-17 waist-gunner/ radio-operator. Earned
a degree in business administration from Ohio State, a Doctor of Law from
Cleveland Marshall Law School, a Masters in Philosophy from Laval University,
Quebec, and a Masters in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary. He was an avid
reader and loved family and social gatherings. Jack served as a priest in the
Diocese of Cleveland from 1959-1968 at St. Ignatius Parish and St. Paul Shrine.
Jack received dispensation from the Vatican in 1973. A man of great faith, love
and wisdom, Jack loved his country, his family and God above all.