Kraig F. McConnell

Kraig F. McConnell, 65, passed away on Sept. 20, 2013, in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Kraig is the son of the late Ruth and Alvin McConnell.

Kraig was vice president of The West End Lumber Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, where he and Cindy raised their family before moving to Santa Rosa Beach. In sunny Florida, Kraig enjoyed the beach, playing tennis, golfing and participating in the ecumenical choir. Kraig will always be remembered for his unsurpassed devotion to family and friends, his exceptional singing voice, generosity and unwavering optimism in the face of diversity.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Lucinda “Cindy”; children, Lucinda (Anthony) Lee of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Jonathan (Tara) of Lantana, Texas, Juliette (John) Perko of Bethesda, Md., and Sarah (Andrew) Van Almen of Destin; grandchildren, Andrew, Davis, and Beckett; brothers, Keith and Kirk; sister, Kelly Yamauchi; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 25 at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. County Highway 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.