“Papa John”, 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Norfolk, Virginia while holding his rosary in his right hand. John Albert Conza Sr. was born February 6, 1946 to Salvatore and Ann Conza in New York.
He married Valerie Rowan from New York and they brought forth two amazing sons, John and Philip. After retiring from horse racing as a thoroughbred jockey, he enjoyed spending quality time with his family. His favorite hobbies include fishing, deer hunting, and playing chess.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Valerie; sons John (Lorie) and Philip (Erica); grand children Larissa, Juliana, Evan, Joshua, and Payton; brothers Walter, Frankie, Tony, Raymond, and Michael and a host of nieces and nephews and loving friends.
A visitation will be held from 3-4 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Funeral service will follow from 4-5 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr. in Virginia Beach. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Altmeyer.com
I am so very sorry for your loss. It’s been such a long time since we were neighbors but I have such fond memories that I will cherish. Sending love and prayers.
Condolences to John and Philip and to family love uncle Tony 🙏
Sorry we are unable to be present to comfort each other more closely by sharing our fond memories and treasured thoughts. John will live in our hearts forever. Uncle Walter and I wish you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father.
I’m very saddened at the passing of my brother John. My deepest sympathy goes out to this two sons my nephews. I’m sorry I wasnt around to see what fine young man you became to be. Im sorry I didn’t see my brother john enough. God bless you all through this time of mourning.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God has welcomed one of his angels into his kingdom.
Our sincere condolences. Sending thoughts and prayers to the Conza family – The Ruiz Family
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Conza family. God Bless Papa John’s soul and may he rest in eternal peace. -The Culandings