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In Memoriam

Edward N. Connelly

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02/22/20 11:01 AM #1    

David (Dave) A. McGreer

Sad to see this notice.  Ed was a good team mate and good basketball player.  I haven't known many people that fit the super nice guy category than Ed.

02/22/20 11:45 AM #2    

John D. Rauch

I would certainly agree with Ed's "Nice Guy" descrption. We played together on the Highlands basketball team during the 59-60 season winning the league championship. I am glad to still have this memory !

02/22/20 11:58 AM #3    

Nancy L. Bitzer (Sturgeon)

My good friend is a cousin of Ed's wife. She told me that Ed died of cancer late last summer 2019. He had no obituary. ---Nancy Bitzer Sturgeon

02/22/20 01:04 PM #4    

William (Bill) A. Margeson

What a great guy.

02/22/20 03:23 PM #5    

Jon E. Socolofsky

Ed was a great teammate and a really good man. 

02/24/20 08:57 AM #6    

Robert C. Miller

I grew up with Eddie. From kindergarten, thru grade school in the then-rural Highlands, where Eddie excelled in every sport we were offered, to LT and even, briefly, at NIU.  He came from a wonderful family, always welcoming and generous.  He reflected the solid values of his people.  He had an everyready smile and never a harsh word.  He was competitive, forgiving, laughed easily and often.  Others have said it better, but Eddie Connelly was a wonderful person, in every respect. May God rest his soul.

02/25/20 11:46 AM #7    

Margaret J. Anderson (Sinclair)

I Got to know Ed after LT, probably first year of college. I had had a gathering at Christmas vacation and my roommate from Peoria was visiting. She and Ed met and maintained a friendship for some months. Because of that friendship, he and I began dating. Ed was funny, smart and gracious. We had a good time together and I have fond memories of that time. He was one of a kind.  when I got the news, I called her and we reminisced and laughed about that time and our memories of Ed.  We are sorry to hear of his passing; he was a good man.




02/26/20 11:26 AM #8    

Philip L. Crittenden

Ed was a nice guy and very self effacing. It's sad to see so many names of past friends. Jack Butcher, Bill Moore and others. I noticed that Bill died in 2013. Did anyone keep in touch with him? He was very funny and very talented and loved to sing. His father's untimely death had a big effect on him

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