Harold M. Connolly, 71, NSA cryptologist

April 13, 2005

Harold M. Connolly, 71, NSA cryptologist

Harold Martin Connolly, a retired National Security Agency cryptologist, died of cancer Friday at Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The Annapolis resident was 71.

Mr. Connolly was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and after graduating from high school enlisted in the Air Force. He served in Korea as a radio operator and remained in the Air Force until 1962.

He retired in 1993 after 30 years at NSA.

Formerly a longtime Arnold resident, Mr. Connolly helped in the development of the Woods Community Center on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in nearby Severna Park. He also had been a coach in the Severna Park Green Hornets youth athletic program and enjoyed listening to Irish music.

He was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church and served as treasurer there. Services were held at Woods Memorial yesterday.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Barbara Guenther; three sons, Michael G. Connolly of Annapolis, Kevin M. Connolly of Swanton, Vt., and Timothy P. Connolly of St. Albans, Vt.; a daughter, Karen Lee Weissinger of Arnold; a sister, Nancy Condangelo of Foxboro, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.

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