MOUNT VERNON — George B. “Burt” Connell, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He was born April 17, 1932, in Bellaire to Donald and Molly Connell.

A graduate of Mount Vernon High School class of 1950, and a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force, George attended The Ohio State University studying mechanical engineering.

He retired from Federal Housing and Urban Development as Program Manager of Community Planning and Development. A resident of Westerville for 56 years, he loved fishing, golfing and playing poker.

George is preceded in death by wife Ruth Connell; parents, Donald and Molly Connell; siblings, Helen Connell Smith, Robert Connell, Jenny Connell Cordle and Harvey Connell; and a grandson, Cory Grace.

He is survived by children, Linda (John) Adams of Katy, TX, Burt (Sherry) Connell of Westerville, Teresa Connell of Westerville, Jenny (Brian) Breece of Fredricktown and James Connell of Westerville; grandchildren, Burt, Amanda, Amiee, Anna, Ashley Connell, Joshua Grace, Lawrence (Debbie) Adams, Debra Adams; great-grandchildren Carolyn and Elizabeth Adams and George Connell.

Friends may call Friday, April 26, 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, where a service will be held Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., Pastor Evette Watt officiating. Interment at Blendon Central Cemetery.

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