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Dale McConnell, trained Photo Maker, dies

January 04, 2019

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Dale L. McConnell, 75, of Meadowlands Farm, Meadow Lands, Pa., passed away peacefully Wednesday Jan. 2 in his home.

He was born December 14, 1943, In Cameron Ohio, a son of the late Edwin and Vera Ault McConnell. Dale was a graduate of Woodsfield High School and served with the United States Army as a sergeant SP4 in Germany and received a National Defense Service medal as an expert rifleman. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ who enjoyed hunting in the area and out West and especially his fishing trips to Canada.

Mr. McConnell lived in the Meadowlands area for over 40 years. He was a well-known horseman, trainer and driver of Standardbreds and was known as “Mr. Trot”. He held the Meadows Track Record with his all-time best trotter, Photo Maker. A quiet and kind man, he had countless friends.

Left behind to cherish his memory is a sister, Sharon “Shay” Harris and her husband Dick of Nevada Mo., and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents are two brothers, Willard “Bid” McConnell and Wayne McConnell and a sister, Darlene Warner.

At Dale's, request there will be no public visitation or services. Private interment will take place in the family cemetery space in Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc.

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