Captain James B. Connell

March 8,1931 - March 2, 1999

James B. Connell was originally from Crystal Lake, Illinois.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 through 1956.  Jim was employed by TWA in 1956 and flew for thirty-four years before retiring at the end of 1989.

After his retirement Jim enjoyed boating.  He was a valued and respected member of the Coral Ridge Power Squadron.  He utilized his experience and navigation skills on Squadron Cruises up and down the Florida Coast, in the Florida Keys and Bahamas.  Jim and his wife Miriam shared a love for their yacht Jim-Mir, in part because they had been married on its deck by the Power Boat Squadron Commander.  Jim was also a member of the Jaguar Club, and was especially  proud of his collectable Jag.

Jim left a legacy of love and affection with those he touched.  He was a generous and loving man who did all he could to enjoy life to its fullest. His wife Miriam, three sons, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren survive Jim.

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