GEORGE A. McCONNELL
George A. McConnell – Age 87, of Batavia, died early Tuesday morning November 12, 2013 at his home. He was born December 25, 1925 in Brantford, Ontario to the late Gordon and Hilda (Barnes) McConnell.
Mr. McConnell was retired from the US Postal Service in Batavia where he worked for many years. As a young man he quit school to join the United States Army during WWII and served in the European Theatre, many years later under the program Operation Recognition, George was able to receive his High School diploma of which he was most proud. He was a life member of the VFW, avid bowler, former member of the Elks and Moose Lodges, member and tireless volunteer of the SPCA for 9 years, a great fan of baseball and the New York Yankees. George will be remembered as a kind, gentle, generous man with a wonderful sense of humor who was loved by all who came in contact with him. George's greatest loves, his dear Candee, the SPCA and his cats.
Surviving is his beloved wife with whom he was to celebrate their 25th anniversary November 19, Candee (Duttweiler) McConnell of Batavia; sons, Brian of Rochester and Gordon of Alabama; sister, Shirley (Robert) Buckley of Batavia; cousins, Ray (Bridgette) Hughes and their daughter, Carolann all of Oakville, Ontario, Alison (Bob) Rosborough of Maine, Georgia (Ben) Oh of Virginia; dear friends, Dana (Joe) Roman of Rochester; 2 grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are private and memorials are suggested to the SPCA in the form of donations or families willing to adopt a cat or kitten, 808 Creek Road Attica, New York 14011.
Please share your memories of George, with his family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF GEORGE A. McCONNELL IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.