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Bradley S. ‘Brad’ McConnell

Nov. 12, 1962 - April 30, 2017

Bradley S. “Brad” McConnell, 54, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of George and Donna (Parson) McConnell.

Surviving are a son, Bradley J. McConnell; two stepdaughters: Rhonda (Brian) Detwiler and Christina (Mark) Henninger; a grandson, Brennan J. McConnell; seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; his parents; a sister, Erin N. McConnell; a brother, Christopher J. (Michele) McConnell; two nephews: Nicholas and Tyler; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Joley Fox.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey T.; his grandparents: George R. and Mary E. Parson and Fannie McConnell; and an uncle, George R. Parson Jr.

Brad was a 1980 graduate of Altoona Area High School and he served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a cyclist and rode in MS Bike Tours for many years. He also had a great love for music.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brad’s memory may be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

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