Charles Warren McConnell

April 14, 2021
Charles Warren McConnell

Chuck McConnell passed on April 14, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. It was a battle that he appeared to be winning for most of the eight years.  He refused to let it interfere with his life and his loves.  He leaves behind Nancy, his wife of 59 years and a beloved daughter, Melanie Garnett.  He will be sorely missed also by his son-in-law Ken Garnett and his granddaughters, Eleanor and Lydia. How proud he was of his two college-aged granddaughters for he was always a true “hands-on” grandfather.

Chuck had a variety jobs in his career where he made many friends.   Following grad school at Northwestern he had a four-year tour with the Air Force, including a year posted in Okinawa.  After the service, his career centered on marketing and advertising for a broad spectrum of companies both national and international.  In later years and most recently he was part of a career consulting firm where he enjoyed helping executives determine their optimal career path. He wrote a book for his clients entitled Conquer Your Yips, Win the Employment You Target.

When not working, Chuck enjoyed travel, fishing, golf and playing with dogs, especially whatever rescue dog currently resided with him.  Using his wonderful base voice, he sang in the First Congregational Church Choir in Greenwich CT and community chorus groups like the Greenwich Choral Society and the Williamsburg Choral Guild.  Having played the trumpet in high school and the Air Force, he also enjoyed instrumental music. Recently he was proud to be part of the Williamsburg Symphony Board. To know Chuck was to experience true friendship and loyalty.

 

Memorial donations may be made to:

Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

P.O Box 400

Williamsburg, VA  23187


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  • April 17, 2021
    Sally Bumcrot Hecker says:
    I loved his love for family, near and far, his sense of humor and intellect. When my sister and I visited, he got out the 8mm and his Collection of HomeMovies, some of which we were in and we just laughed and amazed at how young we were.

  • April 17, 2021
    Peter Grunow says:
    It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Chuck. We send our condolences to his family. God bless Chuck and his family. With fond memories of his intellect and kindness. The Grunow family

  • April 18, 2021
    Mary Alice & Ken joss says:
    One of the first people we met when we moved to Williamsburg; a great gentleman and a true friend.

  • April 18, 2021
    Phyllis Belden lit a candle:
    Lit since April 18, 2021 at 4:39:15 AM

  • April 18, 2021
    Tom Healy says:
    Dear Nancy, Just read about the sad news of Chuck’s passing last Wednesday. He was the leader of our annual golf group’s adventures over the years, and his smiling face will not be forgotten. We will keep you both in our prayers. Tom & Kathie Healy .