Rory K. Connell

Rory Kevin Connell of Seattle, Wash., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Seattle. He was 31 years old.

Born in Silver Spring, Md., on Nov. 12, 1981, he was the son of Thomas and Marie Annette Kupcho Connell of Glen Mills.

Rory was a 1999 graduate of Terra Linda High School, Terra Linda, Calif. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in 2004 and in 2010 he received his Master of Business Administration degree from New York University.

He was currently employed by Amazon Publishing in their Kindle marketing division. He was previously employed by Sony Music as the director of business development in New York City and by Warner Music in Los Angeles.

In addition to his parents, Rory is also survived by a brother, Brian Connell, Lafayette Hill; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. The Rev. Thomas Maloney will officiate. Interment will be in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 29, 2012