David F. Connell
Connell, David F. age 77, passed away on July 24, 2019. David was born in Hamilton, Ohio to Robert L. Connell and Eileen F. Denning. David was married to Marilyn Blake-Connell for 30 years. He was preceded in death by parents; sister, Celice Dougherty. David is survived by wife, Marilyn Blake-Connell; children, John (Tracey) Connell, Christopher (Wendy) Connell and Jennifer Connell; grandchildren, David Connell, Jackson Connell, Alyssa Connell, Austin Connell, Josh Terry, Brooke Terry and Matthew Terry; siblings, Sandy Armbruster, Barbara Pierson, Monica Smith and Melanie Dickman. David will be loved and cherished by a host of family and friends.
Friends may gather with the family from 2 pm until Memorial Services at 4 pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.
Memorials may be made to the Y.W.C.A. of Hamilton, Ohio, 244 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011 or at https://www.ywcahamilton.com/.
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The Fletchers saysAugust 3, 2019 at 2:32 pm
Marilyn and all the family, we are so saddened for your loss. Dave was such a good neighbor and a much loved friend. Marilyn, we enjoyed your and Dave’s many visits to Florida so much. We always had so many laughs. Now we have so many memories. Dave fought so hard for a long long time through horrific pain with you by his side. Now he can Rest In Peace pain free. God Bless!
George McCabe saysAugust 3, 2019 at 9:25 am
I knew Dave for over forty years and we competed against each other in platform tennis and tennis at Queen City tennis club. Dave was a pleasure to be with and to have good conversation. I missed him this past year and I didn’t know he was in failing health. I’ ll miss him at Queen City and he will be in my prayers.
Henry P Brightwell saysAugust 1, 2019 at 2:42 pm
I know I speak for the entire Paddle Community, David was not only a fierce competitor but whether in victory or defeat, always a humble opponent. He carried that attitude to his incredible fight against cancer and despite impossible odds, he remained with us far longer than expected and for that, I am grateful. Linda and I send our love and prayers to Marilyn and family 💔
Tom McElhenny saysJuly 31, 2019 at 12:23 pm
So sad to hear about Dave’s passing. I knew Dave thru Four Bridges platform tennis. He was on my league team for a few years, He had an infections smile and was always happy and grateful for the opportunity to play platform, but it had to be above 32F !! He had some serious skills and knew the game very well, I know he was nationally successful in the game too. Best to Marilyn and the family. Tmac
Don G. Warner saysJuly 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm
Marilyn , So sorry for your loss. We all have lost a dear friend and one of the really Good people . My Condolences you and your family. I will miss him .
Jane/Tony Battaglia saysJuly 27, 2019 at 9:48 pm
We were very saddened to hear this news. Our deepest condolences to Marilyn and the entire Connell family.