Connelly Jr. Retired filter salesman

W. L.

September 28, 1990

A memorial Mass for William L. Connelly Jr., a retired machinery filter salesman who had owned a filter company, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Passionist Monastery Church, Old Frederick Road and Monastery Avenue.

Mr. Connelly, 65, died Tuesday at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury after he had a heart attack while on vacation in Ocean City. He had lived in the Pittsburgh area for the past 15 years.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and Tulane University. He earned a master's degree from Syracuse University.

He retired nine years ago after about five years as a salesman for the V. L. Towner Co. in Pittsburgh.

Earlier, he had been in sales with other companies in Hagerstown, Indianapolis, Ind., and Syracuse, N.Y., where he had owned his own filter company, William L. Connelly and Associates.

He served as an officer in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Ross Township Council in the Pittsburgh area and the Elks.

Mr. Connelly is survived by his wife, the former Shirley O'Brien; and four sons, Dr. Mark Connelly of Lancaster, Pa., the Rev. John Connelly of Downers Grove, Ill., David S. Connelly of Wilmette, Ill., and William L. Connelly III of Chicago.

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