James Connor Obituary, Death Cause – Obituary Michael J. Conner, who was 77 years old and lived in Waterville, Ohio, died on May 21, 2023. On September 27, 1945, he was born in Toledo, Ohio, to the late James and Frances Conner, who had previously passed away. In 1969, he wed Alvaleen Ford, and she is still alive and residing in Waterville. Mike spent his childhood in Monclova, Ohio, and received his high school diploma from Anthony Wayne High School in 1963. While there, he participated in football. After that, he joined the United States Navy and served there from 1966 to 1971. He was on active duty for a total of four years and served in the reserves for two years.
In 1970, Mike participated in a Navy apprenticeship program that led him to get employment at Ohio Bell. He began his career as a lineman and rose through the ranks to become a buried cable inspector before retiring in the year 1992. Mike was one of the first people to work at Fallen Timbers Fairways, and he held the dual role of starter and ranger during his tenure there. Over the course of his career, he was employed not only as a maintenance worker but also in the pro shop, as a cook, and as someone who helped with holiday parties and outings. He spent a good number of years contributing to the Monclova Volunteer Fire Department in the capacity of a volunteer fireman.
Because of his father, Mike was a skilled handyman who could construct or fix virtually anything. He went on his first deer hunt when he was 16 years old and continued to hunt with his longtime friend Lenny Stamm until he was 74 years old. His best trip was a cruise to Alaska, although he also enjoyed fishing in the Maumee River and Lake Erie with his good friend Douglas McCreery. He looked forward to his annual golf excursions to Hilton Head, South Carolina, and cruises in general, with Alaska being his top choice. Mike was a dedicated admirer of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The time he was able to spend with his loved ones brought him the most happiness. It brought him great joy to be there for all of his grandchildren’s school activities, plays, recitals, and athletic competitions.