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Alexander Dermet (Roo) Mcconnell

June 30, 1945 — April 16, 2023

Alexander Dermet (Roo) McConnell, 77, died after a short illness following surgery on April 16, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Alex (Roo) is survived by his brother-in-law Bill Moore, of Panama City, Fl., adopted sister Jae Clebourne, Lynchburg, Va, nephew(s) Bill, III (Luc) of Nazelles-Negron, France, Jerale Clebourne, Lynchburg, Va, great nieces Kirstin (Sprout) and Xoe (Duck) Clebourne, also of Lynchburg, Va., and loving cousins in Greensboro, Pennsylvania, and International students throughout the world that he met and admired.

Alex (Roo) was predeceased by his parents Alexander D. McConnell and Eileen McDermott McConnell of Charlotte, NC, and sister Judith Kaye Moore, Panama City, Fl.

He graduated from East Mecklinberg High School in Charlotte, NC, Wake Forest and Rutgers University. Alex was a decorated U.S. Naval Officer, serving in Vietnam, River Division 515 (RIVDIV-515) Patrol Boat.

It is impossible to sum Roo up in a couple of paragraphs- he was so many things to so many people.  He was a brother, son, soldier, lover of crossword puzzles, teacher and guide, mentor, devoted friend, good neighbor, gardener, avid walker and outdoorsman.

Alex was kind, spiritual, caring, funny and quick-witted.

He loved and was loved.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held June 17, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.  Services will be streamed live.

Interment will be held June 30, 2023, in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, PA.  Arrangements handled by Kepple Graft Funeral Home, Greensburg, PA.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.
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