Byron Patrick Connolly

October 29th

Byron Patrick Connolly, best known as “Pat”, was born May 4, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Arthur Byron and Marie Geraldine (Koch) Connolly. Pat was raised in Syracuse, Indiana and upon graduation from Syracuse High School in 1958, was willing and ready to join the U.S. Marine Corps.

There is no denying Pat is proud of his 22-year career in the Marine Corps, which includes 2 tours in Vietnam as a track vehicle driver and mechanic. Upon retirement from the Corps, Pat took a job with Ford Aerospace as a Senior Field Technician to test the Sgt. York track vehicle. Once the program ended, he continued his Federal service as a civilian at Camp Pendleton.

Pat loved the Marine Corps, riding his motorcycles, the race track (Indy cars and Sprint cars), dancing, and spending time with family and friends. His sense of humor was always on target and his smile contagious. He remains true to his Indiana roots and never waivered from his deep convictions.

Byron Patrick Connolly is survived by his wife Debbie, his 3 children Michael, Jennifer, and Amy; 3 step-children Ernesto, Erica, and Andrea; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, Brother Timothy Connolly, Cousin James Connolly, and Cousin Terry Babbitt, Niece Allisa Davidson-Douglas, and Niece Sharri-Lynn Connolly: preceded in death by his parents Arthur Byron and Marie Geraldine Connolly and Brother James W. Connolly.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ALS Association on behalf of Byron Connolly. Greatly appreciated!

Services: November 2, 2018 Miramar National Cemetery @ 11:00 followed by a Celebration of Life at the American Legion Post 365, Vista CA @ 12:00.

A Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Andrews United Methodist Church.  A gathering of friends and family will follow at noon at the Frog Tavern in Syracuse.  Eastlund Funeral Home is assisting the family with the local arrangements.

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