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Age 85, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at UPMC East Monroeville. He was born November 30, 1932, in Gary, Indiana, son of the late Charles B. and Ruth (Todd) McConnell. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the Men's Glee Club and sang with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. He was an Asst. Manager at Mellon Bank, then Branch Manager and Asst. Vice President with Union National Bank. Restless in retirement, Mr. McConnell, worked as a technician for Ferrellgas until age 78. His passions included classical and folk music, the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, the River City Brass Band, beer, football, puppies and Myrtle Beach, SC. He was of the Presbyterian faith and attended several congregations during his lifetime, including the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg, and Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Mr. McConnell is survived by his wife of 21 years, Lois A. McConnell; sister Janice McConnell of West Newton, PA; sister-in-law Roberta McConnell of Ligonier, PA; children, Laurie L. Smith (Charles) of Penn Run, PA, Sharon A. Bollenbacher of Murrysville, PA and Robert T. McConnell (Claudia) of Biddeford, Maine; grandchildren, Benjamin Martz (Kelly) of Mercer Island, WA, Patrick Martz of Baltimore, MD, John Bollenbacher, Jeffrey Bollenbacher and Laura Bollenbacher, all of Murrysville, PA; and great-granddaughter, Berrit Martz, as well as cherished stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martha Mayhak; brother, Charles B. "Ted" McConnell Jr.; and son-in-law John G. Bollenbacher Jr. A celebration of Mr. McConnell's life will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 4518 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146 on Saturday, September 15, 2018, beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Mr. McConnell's name can be made to the River City Brass Band. Arrangements entrusted to GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE.


Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 11, 2018
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