SHADY GROVE — McCONNELL – Burnell J. “Bernie,” 88, Shady Grove, went home to the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Born June 4, 1925, in Brackenridge, son of Guy McConnell and Elsie (Palmer) McConnell. Burnell attended Blairsville High School. He entered the Navy during World War II and served on the LCI 77 in the Pacific Theater, earning four battle stars. He retired from Ironworkers, Local 3, Pittsburgh. He was a charter and life member of Clyde Volunteer Fire Company, member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Robinson VFW Post 9310, Greensburg Moose Lodge 1151 and Greater Johnstown Masons Lodge 0538. He enjoyed working, hunting, fishing and traveling to all 50 states and the Caribbean just to see things. Survived by daughter, Dianne Campbell, and husband, Paul; daughter, Audree Lindsey, and husband, William; son, James McConnell; son, Craig McConnell, and wife, Kerry (Clark); grandchildren, Stephen Campbell, and wife, Michelle; Melissa Gorman, and husband, Eric; Pamela Grata, and husband, Jeremy; Doug Lindsey; Angela Krouse, and husband, Charles; and Chad and Kory McConnell; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Guy McConnell; mother, Elsie (Palmer) McConnell; wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Nelson) McConnell; brothers, Campbell and Mervin McConnell; and sister, Martha Patz Johnson. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville, where funeral service with military rites will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Pastor John Mize will officiate. In Burnell’s memory, memorial contributions can be made to Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 18, Brush Valley, Pa. 15720 or Track Chairs for Disabled Veterans, c/o The Independence Fund, 32379 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, Ill. 60693-0323 Interment, Germany Lutheran Cemetery, West Wheatfield Township. (www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com)
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Elizabeth Anne Muncert
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Mary Grace Spodinak
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