WARREN - Connor James English, 21, of Warren, died Wednesday (March 5, 2014) as a result of injuries sustained in a snowboarding accident at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, N.Y.
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Born on July 26, 1992, in Warren, he was the son of Gregory Allen and Beth Ann Williams English.
Connor was a 2010 graduate of Warren Area High School, where he was involved in baseball, football and wrestling. He was a student at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where he was majoring in environmental studies and was a member of the Ski Club and Pool League. Connor was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warren and the Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways Club. He was loving, helpful, a good friend to many and lived life to the fullest. When he was younger, Connor enjoyed playing the saxophone and viola. He also enjoyed paintball, ping pong, camping, kayaking and fishing.
Surviving in addition to his parents, are his brother, Jordan Gregory English of Warren; his sister, Mariel Elisabeth English of Warren; paternal grandfather James W. English and his wife, Jeanne, of Warren; maternal grandmother, Patricia Williams of Warren; longtime girlfriend Hannah Marie Ploss of Warren; many aunt, uncles and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Anna Frances Halle; and maternal grandfather, Charles A. Williams.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren with the Rev. Jon Swart, Parish associate, officiating. There will be no visitation hours observed. Memorials in Connor's memory may be made to Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, Post Office Box 533, Warren, PA 16365; to Shiners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505; or to the Warren County Humane Society, "Paws Along the River," 212 Elm St., Warren, PA 16365.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 7 to Mar. 14, 2014