Findley L. McConnell, 76, of Coolspring Township, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Mary Ann Kelso McConnell, who served as a part-time local pastor
He was born on May 29, 1942, to Mont and Margaret McConnell, the oldest of five boys. He graduated from Mercer Area High School in 1960 and served in Vietnam as a demolition engineer.
He loved to play basketball, whether in high school, Vietnam, Brandy Springs Park or Buhl Club, where he played several years in both the under 30 and over 30 leagues. He operated the Mercer Adult Softball League at the park and the pick-up volleyball at the high school for about 25 years.
He sold furniture for Millers of Mercer Furniture Store for more than 20 years and then sold real estate for more than 20 years, most recently with Howard Hanna Bainbridge Kauffman.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Kelso McConnell, whom he married on Feb. 10, 1973; their daughter, Kate McConnell Nevarez (Rene), of Juarez, Mexico, two grandsons, Samuel and David Nevarez; and a granddaughter, Reagan Morimando.
Also surviving are three brothers, Bob (Betsy) of Mercer, Fred (Alice) of Hershey and Ken (Ronda) of Butler; a sister-in-law, Darlene Crowl; and many wonderful nieces and nephews from Texas, Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Russ; and two sons, Timothy and Nicholas.