Lawrence Verklas Connell, Jr., age 72, of 22818 Cemetery Rd., Venango, PA passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Erie on June 30, 1945, the son of Lawrence Verklas Connell, Sr. and Sarah Cecilia Close Connell. Lawrence graduated from Cathedral Prep, attended Penn State University and then began a thirty-four year career as a shipper-receiver for General Electric. He was an ardent reader and outdoorsmen who enjoyed fly fishing and hunting.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Kathy G. Connell of Venango, whom he married on January 20, 1984; his son, Michael E. Wiler of Albion; his son, Jeffrey Alan Wiler and companion Lynn Trombetta of Fairview; his daughter, Paula D. Hammock of Finley, TN; his daughter, Pamela S. Owens? of Finley, TN; his son, Sean Lawrence Connell of Pittsburgh, PA; his daughter, Ashley N. Rogers of Nashville, TN; his daughter, Danielle Belfiore of Finley, TN; his daughter Amanda R. Connell of Venango; his daughter, Katrina ?Beans? Wiler of Venango; and his son, Jacob Wiler of Venango; twelve grandchildren and numerous? great-grandchildren.