Joseph J. Krondon, 87, a 54 year resident of Pasadena and formerly of Dundalk, MD, died at his home on September 8, 2021.
Mr. Krondon was born on August 5, 1934 in McComas, WV to the late Michael and Annie Krondon. He served honorably in the United States Army before eventually beginning a long and successful career at the Broening Highway General Motors Plant in Baltimore. He retired from there in the late 1980s after over 46 years of service.
Outside of work, Joseph's main passion was playing sports of all kinds, especially softball, tennis, pool, and basketball. Joseph's talent for softball was truly remarkable: he was ranked as one of the top five defensive pitchers in the country in all age groups, his teams won 19 championship rings, he was named MVP 5 times, and his teams won multiple silver and gold medals at the state and national level Senior Olympics. For all these reasons and more, he was inducted into the Anne Arundel County Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2006. Besides his love for sports, Mr. Krondon also loved tending to his vegetable garden and enjoying his favorite foods like crabs, watermelon, ice cream, and corn on the cob.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Krondon is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Kathleen Krondon; brothers, David, Frankie, Steve, and Roger Krondon; and sisters, Lucy Bibey, Marie Lusk, and Rose Valencia. He is survived by his son, Mike (Gail) Krondon of Pasadena; daughters, Kim (Kenny) Blackwell of Arnold and Sheila (Tim) Lusby of Pasadena; brother, Jimmie Krondon of West Virginia; sisters, Shirley Keys of West Virginia and Katherine Faw of Virginia; 5 grandchildren, Michael Morris, Nikole Blackwell, Joey Krondon, Tim Lusby, and Nicolas Lusby.
Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, September 14 from 5-9 p.m. at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122 where funeral services will begin at 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will also be livestreamed on Stallings Funeral Home's Facebook page (click HERE) and at the bottom of the obituary page. Interment private.
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