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Charles J. "Chuck" Connors Sr.

August 6, 1936 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Charles J. “Chuck” Connors, Sr., 87, of Delmont, formerly of Penn Hills, Murrysville, and Acme, passed on
to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 14, 2023 in UPMC East, Monroeville,
surrounded by his loving family.
Born August 6, 1936 in Wilkinsburg, he was a son of the late John Patrick Connors and Margaret “Peg”
(Weiss) Connors.
Chuck was a 1954 graduate of Penn Hills High School, and in 1963, received his Bachelor of Science in
Engineering Mechanics from Penn State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Tau
Engineering Honor Society.
Chuck worked for Owens-Illinois & J.W. Fecker for 14 years on the Kuiper airborne telescope program
and other technical glass projects. He spent the next 36 years of his career as a principal engineer at the
Westinghouse Electro-Mechanical Division, leading significant projects in commercial nuclear and US
Navy nuclear applications. After retiring, he was brought back as a consultant, working on the SOFIA
project, an updated airborne telescope program working in both California and Germany.
Chuck was a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Murrysville.
Chuck was an avid sports fan, and supported his children and grandchildren in their various athletic
endeavors. He enjoyed golfing and traveling, and most loved being with his family. Chuck was an
inspiration, with his hard-working nature, loyalty to family, and kindness to others, as qualities that will
be remembered with fondness.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Mae (Connors) Connors, who
passed away on December 31, 2008; second wife, Donna Rae (Thackeray) Connors, who passed away on
December 23, 2016; brothers, John, Bill, Robert Connors; and his sisters, Mary Ellen Farrell & Betty
Chuck is survived by his sons, Charles J. (Natalie) Connors, Jr. of Irwin, Michael S. Connors of Red Lion,
PA & Myrtle Beach, SC; daughters, Colleen M. (Bill) Gribbin, Christine L. (Chuck) Tragesser, Cathleen C.
(David) White, all of Murrysville; grandchildren, Jacqueline & Joseph Gribbin, Chuckie, Caroline, and
Carly Tragesser, John and Katie White, Charles J. Connors III; step-son, Norman (Marianna) Connors of
Natrona Heights; special friend, Donna Roscia of Altoona; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins;
and a number of friends who will greatly miss him.
Friends will be received on Monday, September 18, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. in the Hart Funeral Home, Inc., 3103 Lillian Ave., Murrysville. Parting prayers of transfer will be
held in the funeral home on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Mother Of Sorrows Catholic Church, Murrysville. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mother of Sorrows Outreach, 4202 Old
William Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA 15668.
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September 18, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

September 18, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Parting Prayers
September 19, 2023

9:00 AM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Mass of Christian Burial
September 19, 2023

9:30 AM
Mother of Sorrows Church
4202 Old William Penn Highway
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668


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