“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