Dan Connelly was born in 1951; the son of Frank and Millie. He started school at Montclaire when it was a brand new building. He got a service award for helping teachers: the first of many. He rode his bicycle on a dirt path along the railroad tracks to Loyola corners. He was an altar boy at St. Simons church back in days when the mass was in Latin. He drove his red Jaguar to Homestead High where played football. He met Robin McGinnity, his future wife and popular cheerleader who cheered for that team regardless of the low numbers in the win column. One night Dan’s house was chosen to be toilet papered. Dan foiled that attack and turned the hose on them. He was happy about that. Some of his friends and teammates are still around to read this. Dan graduated from the Air Force academy. He went to Medical school at USC. He practiced vascular surgery at Andrews Airforce base in Washington DC until he retired from the air force as a Colonel. He became a partner and practiced in several hospitals in Kansas city. Dan taught his sons to ski and play lacrosse.