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Gary R. Connel

August 15, 1940 - April 18, 2013
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Gary R. Connel, age 72, of Atwater, formerly of Rootstown, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Robinson Memorial Hospital. He was born August 15, 1940, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Foster Earl and Hazel A. (Daughtery) Connel. Gary was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps. He retired from Babcock & Wilcox in Barberton, after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union Local 744, and served as a sponsor for many members of AA. Gary enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife of 11 years Kathy Connel; children: Terri (John) Clyde of Merrimack, NH, Carrie...
Gary R. Connel, age 72, of Atwater, formerly of Rootstown, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Robinson Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 15, 1940, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Foster Earl and Hazel A. (Daughtery) Connel. Gary was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps. He retired from Babcock & Wilcox in Barberton, after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union Local 744, and served as a sponsor for many members of AA. Gary enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years Kathy Connel; children: Terri (John) Clyde of Merrimack, NH, Carrie Connel of Cedar Rapids, IA, Chuck (Shary) Connel of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Lora Clyde of Houston, TX, and their mother, Geri Connel; as well as his 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother Charles Connel.

Friends will be received Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Pastor David Ballert will officiate the funeral service immediately following at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place on a later date at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

"Missing you greatly today DAD." Chuck Connel (Cedar Rapids, IA)

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