Philip R. McConnell


On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, age 87, of Monroeville, formerly of Swissvale, passed away peacefully at Family Hospice. Husband of the late Florence McConnell; loving father of Marianne and her husband, Enrico, David and his wife, Barbara, and Phil and his wife, Diane. He is survived by his five grandchildren and his four great-grandchildren; brother of Tom and his deceased wife, Ellen, Nancy and her husband, Joe, Danny and his wife, Carol, Michael and his wife, Lois, and the late Pat and his surviving wife, Alice; brother-in-law of Margie Mitchell and Annette Glasser. He was employed by US Steel for 37 years and served as Union Steward for ten years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Phil always put family first. He enjoyed vacations in Outer Bank, NC, with the entire family. A man who would do anything for anyone at any time. Never one to give advice, he always led by example. Philip was the oldest of a family of six and always lived up to that responsibility. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. A service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11 a.m.