The Condon Family:
Blazing a Trail in the Fight Against ALS
It has been 10 years since John Condon passed away from ALS. John was raised in Northeast Portland and earned a BA degree from the University of Oregon, a JD from Gonzaga Law School, and a master’s degree in tax from the University of Miami. He loved being an attorney in a private practice and had a passion for developing multi-family housing in Portland. His family is one of his largest accomplishments.
John had three children — Katie, Brian, and Colleen — and was a loving husband to his wife, Kaye. His spirit and energy has lived on through his family for the past 10 years, and boy, has a lot happened!
Katie and her husband, Dully, live in New Orleans with their three daughters: Isha (8), Ancha (6), and Tais (3). Katie is in her final year of pediatrics residency, and will move on to a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease next year.
Brian and his wife, Katie, live in Seattle with their two sons: Ryland (5) and Sawyer (2). Brian works with the financial markets every day, a passion he developed due to his dad.
Colleen and her husband, Rob, live in New York City with their dog Edison (3). Colleen works in consulting at Deloitte and Rob is a software engineer at Uber.
While all of the Condons have settled down across the US, last December the Condon family had the chance to get together in NYC for Colleen and Rob’s wedding. In their ceremony, they lit a memorial candle for John as a way to incorporate him into their big day. Brian stepped into the role for the traditional father-daughter dance, where Colleen and Brian danced to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen – a tribute to one of their dad’s favorite bands. Even though it was December, it was a beautiful day in New York City – nearly 65 degrees!
Although ALS took an amazing man far too soon, the Condon family has not given up. They give back in John’s memory to ensure that no family is alone on their ALS journey. Together with the Helen John Foundation and the B.P., Lester and Regina John Foundation, the Condon family has donated more than $200,000 to the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.
This Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the Condon family will match up to $10,000 in donations in memory of John.
Your gift empowers families facing ALS in Oregon and SW Washington and also fuels research to pinpoint viable treatments and a cure. Thank you!