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Calling Hours:
Thursday, December 28, 2023, 4:00-7:00pm
Friday, December 29, 2023, 10:00-11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Funeral Service:
Friday, December 29, 2023, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA
Rev. Harold Walton, officiating
Pastor of Atlantic Community Church

Burial will be in Rocky Glen Cemetery

Arden Grant McConnell, age 81, of Atlantic passed away Tuesday morning, December 26, 2023 in his residence. He was born on November 24, 1942 a son of John Grant and Christine (Courtney) McConnell.

Raised in Atlantic on the family farm, he went to East Fallowfield Elementary School, graduated from Conneaut Lake High School in 1960 and attended Penn State College at Behrend. On April 4, 1962 Arden married the former Joyce Bradley, she survives. He was a member of Fallowfield United Methodist Church, IOOF Lodge # 1128 of Atlantic, Atlantic Grange # 344, a board member of Rocky Glen Cemetery, and Crawford South Camp of Gideon's International. He was employed at McCrosky Tool Corp. and Palmer Brothers, Inc. before he was hired by Sunbeam on July 5, 1966 as a trades helper in the shop. He changed classifications in September 1966 to become a JCB Machinist. On April 16, 1968 he transferred from the shop to the office as a sales engineer and later became a sales project engineer on November 16, 1974. On July 31, 1978 he transferred from sales to become the assistant manage of budgeting and inventory control. He was promoted to the manager of estimating on December 18, 1978.

In addition to his wife Joyce of 61 years, he is survived by three children, David (Andrea) McConnell, Lora (Kenny) Toth, Rebecca Buck; six grandchildren, Travis Toth, Christopher Toth and his fiance Kaytee Betts, Megan McConnell, Abby (Paul) Beresford, Allison Buck, and Alexis Buck; six great grandchildren, Emory Toth, Ava Toth, Channing Toth, Grayson Smith, Adalaya Beresford, and Rowen Beresford. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crawford South Camp of Gideon's International, P.O.Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

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5 Comments

  1. Eva Mergl Eva Mergl
    December 27, 2023    

    So, so sorry to hear this! Arden was a kind-hearted, sweet-spirited, wonderful man, who loved God and his family without reservation. Prayers for all as you mourn his loss. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Karen S Hughes Karen S Hughes
    December 27, 2023    

    I worked with Arden at Seco Warwick for years. He was a kind co -worker, hard working and always with a smile. A friend. I loved going to the fair to see him in the famous pie booth. I am sending his family prayers that all of the memories created will bring you comfort.

  3. Chris Freehling Chris Freehling
    December 27, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. Arvilla & Sherman Allen Arvilla & Sherman Allen
    December 28, 2023    

    How does one put into words to express the loss of one. BUT, to say The Lord has received one GREAT Soul !
    Arden was truly a Great Man to ALL here on Earth, He will certainly be miss, BUT never forgotten by those who knew Him
    and even those who didn’t know Him personally but, through His giving and caring by the people in God’s House, I.O.O.F,, The Community
    We send Our deepest Sympathies to the whole FAMILY !
    R.I.P. Arden Your in Great Hands now…
    Arvilla & Sherman Allen

  5. Doug McElhinny Doug McElhinny
    January 10, 2024    

    graduated with Arden at Connaut lake. what a great man.

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