CPT CONNOR BEDNARZYK
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BEDNARZYK, CPT Connor US Army Ranger Of Doylestown, PA, passed away suddenly, Friday, September 7, 2018, near Ft. Benning, GA. He was 25. Born in Fairfax, VA, he was the son of Edward J. and Ruth Donovan Bednarzyk.

Connor lived the majority of his life in Doylestown, PA, graduating Central Bucks East High School, class of 2011, where he was a three-sport varsity athlete. Connor is a graduate of Penn State University where he earned a degree in Security Risk Analysis from the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Connor attended PSU on an ROTC scholarship and graduated in the top 10% of all ROTC graduates throughout the U.S.

CPT Connor Bednarzyk was an Infantry Officer assigned as the Platoon Leader of the Distribution Platoon, Echo Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He completed the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, GA in 2015 before transferring to 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in April 2016. Connor's military education includes the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, Airborne School, U.S. Air Assault School, the U.S. Army Ranger School, and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 2 Course.

CPT Bednarzyk completed deployment in Kosovo where he led U.S. troops on a peace keeping mission working with NATO forces and local military to ensure a safe and secure environment. During his deployment, he actively conducted training exercises to sustain border control operations to combat potential resistance from outside forces.

His awards and decorations include the coveted Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, the Army Parachutist Badge, and the Expert Infantryman's Badge. He has also been awarded the Army Achievement Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

In his spare time, Connor enjoyed working out, skiing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. He truly valued the freedoms of the United States and was honored to serve as an active member of our U.S. military.

In addition to his parents Connor is survived by his brother, Kevin; his grandfather, Francis Donovan; his aunts and uncles, as well as numerous cousins, extended family, and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Connor's family on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM, and on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902 followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Private interment with military honors will be held at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA 18940.

Life Celebration services provided by Leaver/Cable of Buckingham.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to HOOAH Inc, 2nd HOOAH Georgia chapter (https://hooahinc.org/2nd-hooah-georgia/).

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Published in Boston Globe from Sep. 14 to Sep. 16, 2018.
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September 30, 2018
Just found out about Connor. I am truly saddened and mourn the loss of an exceptional person both in talent and spirituality. It was a pleasure to help coach him in wrestling at CB East. With his intense attributes of drive and determination, I always knew he was destined to succeed in life. It is truly a tragedy that his life was cut short but I am happy that he's in Heaven and sits with God. My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the Bednarzyk family.
Harry Veni
September 27, 2018
Wow!!!What an extraordinary young man! I didn't have the honor of knowing Connor but I do know He lived life to the fullest and accomplished more in his short years than any of us could even dream of. God Bless You and your family and Connor, thank you for your sacrifice. You are a true Hero, taken too soon, We need more of you in this world. Rest in peace. Anna Lyons, Newtown, Pa
anna lyons
September 26, 2018
All of us at Courtside Racquet Club would like to send our deepest condolences to Casey and his Family. We were all deeply saddened to hear the news of Connor's passing. We were more than happy to make a donation to the 2nd HOOAH Georgia Chapter in Connor's name.
Steve Bork
Acquaintance
September 19, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Connor's family. We met Connor frequently at the Trymbiski's home .Connor was a kind and happy person and we enjoyed meeting him over the many years. May he rest in eternal peace with God at his side.
Nora and Gene Buckley
September 18, 2018
It is with a most sorrowful heart that I just learned of the passing of your beloved son, Connor. I have such a fond memory of Connor as a sweet and kind little eight year old boy in my third grade PREP class at our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. He was an excellent student and a very faith-filled boy whom I never forgot. My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult and tragic time. I pray that our dear Lord will bless the soul of dear Connor and fill each of you with His abundant love and comfort. Thank you for raising such a special young man who served our country so bravely.
With my deepest sorrow, Marianne Antonelli
Marianne Antonelli
Teacher
September 18, 2018
May the Lord be with you. Please accept the deepest condolences from our family. Conner was clearly a very special young man and an accomplished soldier. Our son Trip was a friend of Conner's at Penn State and in ROTC. They were both commissioned and graduated at the same time. They both went through IBOLC together. Again, please accept condolences from our entire family. God bless you all. Meredith S. Buel Rockville, MD
Meredith Buel
September 18, 2018
Our family is heartbroken over the loss of Conner. Our sympathies to all of you, your family and Connor's Brothers in Arms. We thank you for sharing your son for our service and words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of such an outstanding young man. May he live forever in your hearts until you meet again. With much love and sympathy, Karen, Leann and Jared Grapes
Karen Grapes
Friend
September 17, 2018
We are at a loss for words to express our sorrow for your loss of Connor. Our son was in ROTC with him at Penn State. He accomplished so much early on in his Army career. His love of our country is evident and we salute him for his service. May the love and support of family and friends help you at this difficult time.
Marcia Thomas Krause
Acquaintance
September 17, 2018
We cannot know the pain you feel.
We cannot share all your memories or your loss.
Our words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that our hearts reach out with love to your hearts.
We keep you in our prayers,with so very much love and respect.
Paul, Kathleen & Ben Bednarczyk
Family
September 17, 2018
Ruthie and Edward,
There are no words comforting enough when one loses a son or daughter.
Connor was a special person.We had the honor and pleasure bof speaking with Connor this past January.
May he rest in peace
God bless you and your family

David, Kathleen Donovan & Family
David Donovan
Family
September 17, 2018
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Steven Bednarczyk
September 17, 2018
Words can't express how sorry we are for the loss of Connor. He was such an amazing young man. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country. He will be greatly missed.We pray that time will help your family heal.

Wayne Tanguay
Lee Anne Brophy
September 16, 2018
sorry for your loss, take time to grieve and find comfort in knowing that God is near to all those calling on him. Psalms 145:18
September 16, 2018
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Joanne Harrington
September 16, 2018
To Connor's Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Be assured that God does care and he helps us in our times of pain and sorrow. I hope that you are able to find a measure of comfort in fond memories and through the scriptures. Isa. 41:10. Connor, will be greatly missed!

JB
September 16, 2018
"Who"
Who will stand?
Who will fight?
Who will offer THEIR son?
Who will carry the grief?
It's as if I've awakened from a long slumber and now I know, Who!
Bill Hartwell
September 16, 2018
Thank you for your service young man. Rest In Peace
Paula Blasig
September 16, 2018
I missed you when you graduated and left the Nittany Lion Battalion. To know you are gone from this earth is just heartbreaking. Such a fine young man and a professional early in life. It brings peace to know what you left on those who had the pleasure of knowing you. I pray for all of those who must come to grips with having you no longer. Rest In Peace. It was my pleasure to know you.
Carolanne Wright
Served In The Military Together
September 15, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As parents of a son in the 75th we especially understand the commitment Connor made and the special kind of person he had to have been to be a part of the Regiment. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and all of his friends and family.
Todd & Barb
September 15, 2018
I didn't know Connor but I would like to take this chance to say thank you for loving our country, thank you for your service. My sincere condolences to Connors family and friends.
Laura Marchese
September 15, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one.Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
September 15, 2018
After reading about Connor, he sounds like a young man with a big heart and such potential. There are no words for such a loss. May your strength carry you....surround yourself with those who will love and comfort you through these difficult days and the days to follow.

- Christine Rossiter, friend to MaryLou Bednarzyk McDunnah, Cape Cod, MA
Christine Rossiter
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September 15, 2018
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Karin Clover
September 14, 2018
Ruth, Casey and family, we all know there are no words to make your pain go away...we hope that the amazing son you raised will never be far from your hearts and that his spirit will never be far from you. I believe you will always feel him nearby, looking over the family he loved and who loved him. My sincerest sympathies to you and yours.
Gail Miller
Family Friend
September 14, 2018
So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ethlyn Masters
Family Friend
September 14, 2018
My condolences, my heart breaks for you all. Enjoy hearing Connor stories and how proud he made his family,so very difficult to comprehend. In time, you will heal but you will never forget. Connor was a great young man that lived his life in all the right ways.

Ana Galietta
Ana Galietta
September 14, 2018
So So sorry for your family's loss of Connor.
Sandy Maratta
Family Friend
September 14, 2018
Kind thoughts are with your family at this very difficult time of grief. May your fond memories bring you comfort. God's promise at Jeremiah 29:11,12 will give you strength.
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