AKRONMichael J. Connor, former vice president of marketing services at the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., died July 12. He was 81.
Mr. Connor served in the U.S. Marine Corps. before joining Firestone, where he spent 34 years working in the areas of advertising, marketing and public relations, eventually retiring as vice president of marketing services.
He was active in Firestone's sports marketing, including visiting race tracks, golf courses and bowling alleys around the country promoting the Firestone brand.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patricia; son Christopher Connor; daughters Tricia Connor Selio Arnold and Colleen Connor Coyne; and eight grandchildren.