Orland Funeral Home

9900 W 143RD ST, Orland Park, IL


John J. Coners

August 10, 1992July 18, 2020

John J. Coners, age 27 of Orland Park passed away suddenly July 18, 2020. Loving son of John F. and Mary T. Dear brother of Jennifer and Jaclyn. Proud grandson of Carol A. (the late Fred) Coners and the late Andrew and Evelyn. Dearest nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Visitation Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until time of closing prayers at 11:00 a.m., Orland Funeral Home, 9900 West 143rd Street, Orland Park, Illinois 60462. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11:30 a.m, 15050 Wolf Road, Orland Park, Illinois. The Mass will be live streamed at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Orland-Funeral-Home-167223849956493/. After which a private Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, 11333 South Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois will take place.

John was an Eagle Scout with Troop 318, teacher and coach at Lockport Township High School. He was a member of Delta/Chi Fraternity at Illinois State University. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the ROTC Program at Lockport Township High School, or the Athletic Boosters Program at Lockport Township High School, 1323 East 7th Street, Lockport, Illinois 60441 would be appreciated.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Orland Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Closing prayers

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 23, 2020


John J. Coners

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Gianna Ortega

July 29, 2020

He was my econ teacher the summer going into sophomore year and me being as nervous as I was to leave the freshman center, he made sure to remind me that he would be at east to help me get used to the building. He said hi everyday when I saw him and even remembered my name junior year even though we hadn’t talked for over a year. Even though he was getting used to being a gym teacher last semester, he was definitely someone who allowed everyone to make class fun in their own way. He truly put a smile on my face whenever I saw him. RIP Coners ❤️

Bobbie DeFacci

July 28, 2020

Dear John and family,

Tom and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved son Johnny. You all will be in our thoughts and prayer during this horrible time. Much love to you and your family.

Tom and Bobbie DeFacci

The Rekasius Family

July 26, 2020

Words will never be enough to express our heartfelt sympathy. Reading all the memories of John as a friend, teacher, coach and mentor brings so much joy to us. Every time we think of John, we remember his kindness, infectious smile and faith. John's spark will always remain alive in our hearts. We pray that God comforts you and blesses the students whom he taught, and helps them to have pride in all that they learned from John. John's brightness will shine on forever.

Bryan and Diane Smith

July 25, 2020

You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
May loving memories bring you comfort. 🙏

Jim Caldwell

July 24, 2020

Dear Conor's Family,

Our Deepest Condolences. Truly a shock!! Remembering working on Johns fathers Nephews Deck...It was a deck that seemed never ending. John Jr. came in tough like his father and we really made that deck Beautiful. He was a great kid watching him grow. Raised well from hard working parents. Again, my deepest condolences. From my heart. Strong Prayers to your family.

Mary Madden

July 24, 2020

Mary and John, I'm absolutely heartbroken to hear of the loss of John. The loving tributes from his students and colleagues attest to the wonderful young man he was. You and the girls and all John's
family and friends are in my prayers. I'm sure heaven's a brighter place since his arrival.

Nick Czerwinski

July 23, 2020

John/Dr. Coners, (the nickname as an inside joke that seemed to stick)

You were truly an amazing friend to have. We shared so memories on Task Force, working summer school, doing activties/coaching, and being friends outside of work. Ill never forget making giant copy packets for summer school, and playing golf after summer school (even in the rain wearing dress pants and shoes haha). You were so kind and always willing to help others. This included helping me move in 100 degree heat in the middle of summer. Im so glad you came to my wedding and we got to share that memory together. Im glad you stopped by not too long ago and got to spend the evening together and I really wish I could've gone out when you asked me a few weeks ago. You even said you were willing to help me move again in September. You had such a great spirit and personality that just positively affected those around you. You made an impact on me and so many others. You were a great friend, and i'm really gonna miss you man and know ill see you again one day. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and words cannot express the sympathy I have for your loved ones. and everyone you have made such a positive impact on.

Nick Czerwinski

Deanna Gregorich

July 23, 2020

My heart broke when I heard the news of John's passing. John, aka Dr. Coners, and I worked together at LTHS, but we were more than co-workers, he was my friend. John was a hard-working, thoughtful, funny, caring guy who could always put a smile on my face even on a bad day. When John visited Germany, he remembered the story about how I used to have a shot glass from there that my brother gave me years ago. In true John fashion, he brought me back a replacement from his trip. I consider myself blessed to have known such a kind soul and I will cherish our many memories and think of him fondly. I hope your family can find some comfort in your memories and knowing he touched the lives of so many in such a positive way. He will truly be missed. Rest easy my friend, until we meet again.

Paulette Wojtecki

July 23, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to family at this very difficult time. No words can express my feelings for your loss of John.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
God Bless and be with you always.
Paulette Wojtecki

Kim Myers

July 22, 2020

Dear Coners Family,
Words will never be enough to express my heartfelt condolences. Reading all the memories just bring so much of his joy to life. I was fortunate enough to know John during his time at Marist. His smile was infectious and his personality was electric. May you remember how many lives he touched and we are all better for having him in ours, even for a short time.
Kim Myers

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