Ryan Casey Connelly, 317 N. Pitt St., Mercer, passed away Monday evening, April 10, 2006, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, from a stroke due to injuries suffered in a dirt bike accident on Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Lake Township. He was 25.

Mr. Connelly was born on March 7, 1981, in Pittsburgh to Thomas K. and Nancy Gaydos Connelly.

He attended Mercer High School and was previously employed in concrete and stone masonry work at Livenspire Masonry, Mercer.

Mr. Connelly was of the Lutheran faith.

Surviving are: his parents, Thomas and Nancy Connelly; and a brother, Brendan Connelly, all at the residence; his paternal grandmother, Mary Connelly, Mercer; and his maternal grandfather, Albert Gaydos, Harmarville, Pa.

Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lawrence R. Connelly; and his maternal grandmother, Margaret W. Gaydos.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan Connelly Fund, National City Bank, 147 N. Diamond St., Mercer 16137.


Ryan Casey, 25, of 317 N. Pitt St., Mercer.

Calling hours: 3 p.m. to time of service today (4-12-06) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.

Service: Funeral service at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Schwartz, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Mercer, officiating.

Interment: Carpenter Cemetery, Springfield Township.

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