Michael McConnell, M.Div. '71, of Chicago IL died April 7, 2013 at age 66. McConnell received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from McCormick in 2010. He was Associate Minister for Peacemaking of Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ for over three decades, the Midwest Regional Director for American Friends Service Committee and a published writer. He dedicated his life to building peace and social justice.
Rev. McConnell is survived by his wife Maricela Garcia and his children Sarah, Daniella, and Camilo John. Visitation will be Thursday, April 11, 4-9pm at Maloney Funeral Home, 1359 West Devon Avenue. The memorial service will be at Wellington Avenue Church on Friday, April 12 at 4pm, 615 W. Wellington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Wellington Church or AFSC Midwest Regional office.
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