Richard E. "Rick" Connelly, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 1964
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

WOOSTER – Richard E. “Rick” Connelly, Jr., 56, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born March 5, 1964 the son of Richard E. and Janet Chance Connelly.  He married Melissa Kissel on July 27, 1999.  She survives.

He was a self-employed HVAC Contractor for the last 25 years.  Rick was a member of the New Pittsburg United Methodist Church and the Eagles Lodge.  He enjoyed model airplanes, history, the Green Bay Packers, his beloved Beagles and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children Richard K. (Stephanie) Connelly of Jeromesville, Danielle (Justin) Starlin and Bobby (Ashley) Compton both of Wooster, Amanda (Aaron) Coffman of Atlanta and Christina (Kevin) Sisak of Akron; his parents of Wooster; grandchildren Makenna, Addyson, Emmalee, Sophia, Eleanor, Rori, Hudson and Maizy and a sister Christy (Kirk) Miller of Wooster.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from noon until 2:00 p.m.  Due to COVID-19, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing will be observed.

Private family services and burial will be held.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Sunday, August 2, 2020 from noon-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Private family services


So sorry for your loss. Rick was a sweet guy. Prayers to all the family.

We are so sorry to learn of Rick's passing.We have been relying on him to take care of our heating problems, but always enjoyed catching up on his family news and talking about his high school days during his calls. He will be greatly missed.

Prayers and sympathy to your family remember him well from school

Janet, so very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. My son, Paul, was a classmate until my husband and I moved to Holmes County. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Danielle, I am so sorry about your dad dying. I pray for peace of mind and heart with lots of good memories. I am here for you if you need anything. Praying for you during this difficult time. -Liz

Rick was always glad to see you. He sure had the gift of gab. I enjoyed talking with him. He always got the topic of his kids and grandkids into the conversation. He loved his family. He will be missed.

I'm so very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I always had such great talks with him when he came to service my furnace and air conditioner. Prayers for his family!

My deepest sympathy to the family.

Ms.Amanda, once again I'm so sorry about your Dad's death. I'm sure you have many sweet memories, hold on to them tightly. I bet he's gonna miss you as much as you will miss him. Continued prayers for you and your family.

My deepest sympathy to the family. Rick was a good friend and I know that he will be missed.

Dear friend, Janet,
So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Karen

To all the family you have my deepest sympathy. Although it has been years since I have seen Rick, I have fond memories of him from school and we have chatted on Facebook. Prayers for Peace.

Stephanie and the Connelly Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick came to at least one Buckeye home game each year for as far back as I can remember with his cousin, Brett. He immediately fell in with our merry band of friends and we looked forward to those Rick games darned near as much as the Michigan Game. We are blessed to have known Rick and will very much miss our football friend.

Janet, Dick and Family: We send you our deepest sympathy, Love and lots of prayers during this most difficult time. We have many memories over a lot of years, Rick will be sadly missed by many.

So sorry for your loss. We will miss him.

Our deepest sympathy to Rick's family, Mother and Father...I knew Rick for 40 years. On a cold January day 21 years ago I asked him to look at Mom's fuel oil boiler. I was very impressed with his knowledge and efficient work. He had it running in no time and needless to say, he found a new customer!
He will be missed by many people...

We are so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. We always enjoyed talking to him when he came to service our furnace or
air-conditioner. He always took time to tell us about his children and grandchildren. He said he played football
with our boys. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Janet, Dick and Family: We are sending our deepest sympathy, prayers and Love to you at this most difficult time. Sorry for the loss of Rick. We have fond memories of your family over many years.

Someone so Special will not be forgotten!! He will truly be missed!! A Great friend!! Sorry for your loss !!

Rick and I may have been cousins, but it feels like I’ve lost a brother. So many wonderful memories we shared together. I will miss your presence greatly, but your memory will live forever in my heart. Until we meet again my brother - I love you!

My condolences to Janet & Dick and the rest of the family.

We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Ricks passing. May memories of Rick and the love of family give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Sending love and prayers to all!

We want you to know how sad and sorry we are for your loss. May God grant you his strength and peace as you face these difficult times.

Kirk, Stephanie, Girls and all of Ricks Family :
We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending our deepest sympathy.

Aunt Janet and Uncle Dick and families so sorry to hear Ricks passing. I will miss him. I love you forever cousin Rick

Christy and Janet,
I'm so sorry for your loss.

My condolences go out to the whole family. Although I never met Rick I see he was a great son to be proud of. Thoughts and prayers going out to all.

Danielle, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


My sincere sympathy to all the family.
I am sorry for his loss, and to his family.
My sincere sympathy to this mother, as his was
a debate coach. (sorry I cannot write more, have just has a stoke)

MY mistake;
I forgot to write in: In GOD'S HANDS!


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