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Ulysses Conner Jr.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

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Ulysses “Junior” Conner Jr., 76, of Whitehall, died March 13, 2019.

He was the 54-year life partner of Shirley (Ruth) Conner, and the son of the late Ulysses Conner Sr. and Blanche (Bauman) Conner.

He had a huge heart and was always there to extend a helping hand to others.

He gave his all and excelled in his numerous professions: carpenter, corrections officer, county sheriff’s department, county constable, photographer and Whitehall High School security officer.

He loved collecting things and each year brought a new collecting adventure.

He had a deep passion for cycling and he devoted much of his time to the Ironton Rail Trail.

When he wasn’t roaming the bike trails with his bike, he was there making the trails better and safer for others.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Don and wife, Jill, of Auburn, Wash., and Daneen and husband, Greg, of Whitehall; and grandchildren Anthony, Nicholas, Jackson, Katie and Jordan.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Ironton Rail Trail, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA 18052.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Whitehall.