Mr. Earle Connelly passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20. He was the much beloved founder and board member of the Montgomery County Fund, one of the very first NCCF affiliates created. In 2005, he received the Lewis R. Holding Philanthropic Leadership Award, the highest honor the Foundation bestows on an affiliate board member.

Mr. Connelly's list of business and civic accomplishments is long and impressive. We invite you to read his full obituary, linked here from the Pugh Funeral Home website.

One line from the tribute so very aptly captures Mr. Connelly's spirit: "He was a self-made man, but his legacy is one of selfless love."

Visitation will be held Thursday Oct. 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Pugh Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Troy. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 239 North Russell St. The Rev. J. Scott Finicum will officiate. Burial will follow in Southside Cemetery, South Main Street, Troy.

We also invite you to read an NCCF profile of Mr. Connelly that we wrote in conjunction with our 25th anniversary: The Earle of Montgomery.

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