George D. McConnell
November 9, 1933 - January 20, 2023
George D. McConnell, age 89, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023.
A Delaware City native, George was born on November 9, 1933, and was the son of the late Daniel and Gertrude (Corbit) McConnell. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and attended St. Joseph’s Seminary. George made his career as a history and theology professor at LaSalle University in Philadelphia and later worked at Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City. A devout Catholic, he was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s R.C. Church in Delaware City.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia M. “Pat” Harrison, Marie Eileen “Encee” McConnell, Dorothy Press and Virginia Lovett; aunt, Lucy C. Miller; and uncle, Tex Miller. He is survived by his daughter, Marjory J. McConnell; grandson, Stephen McConnell (Nicole); 3 great grandchildren; nieces, Maryann H. Kirk (Jack) and Sharon H. Sutton (Scott); and nephews, Robert “Sudzy” E. Harrison, Jr. (Melissa) and Mark J. Harrison.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, January 27, 2023, at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE 19706, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George’s name to St. Paul’s R.C. Church at the address listed above or to a charity of the donor’s choice.