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On 1 April, 2014, Lee Roy McCon­nell, son of Leroy Men­a­due (Ky.) and Neva Ritchie (Neb.), passed away peacefully at the Palo Alto Veterans Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 81 years old.

Lee is survived by his son, Timothy; and daughters, Erin, Andrea and Meighan (and cat, Tucker).

He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. In Korea, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps with honors.

After discharge from the Marines, he pursued a change of career as a locksmith and gunsmith in Trinidad, Colo.

When his son was born, it became apparent that re-enlistment was the best option for his young family. Lee and his wife Sally, and son Tim, became a U.S. Army family.

Over 23 years in the U.S. Army, Lee Roy McConnell progressed through the ranks of the enlisted to become a Chief Warrant Officer Three (CWO3).

At the death of his wife, Sally, in 1977, Lee chose to leave the military and become a stay-at-home father.

After his distinguished and honorable retirement,he continued public service by joining the Civil Service. While there he worked at the Pentagon as a Logistical Coordinator to support worldwide U.S. military op­er­ations.

Lee Roy McConnell retired from public service and moved to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to live out his years beside Lake Content.

Lee Roy McConnell was well known to the residents of St. Germain, Wis., as a patriot, a kind and very pleasant man.

Lee Roy McConnell will be laid to rest at Melrose Abbey in Anaheim, Calif. He will be placed with his mother, Neva; wife, Sally; and other relatives.

His internment will be on April 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. with full military honors.

Charitable donations in Lee Roy McConnell’s name should be made to either Saint Jude Children’s Hospital or Operation Smile.


Tuesday, April 08, 2014 10:37 AM

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