Douglas C. McConnell

  • Born: September 14, 1958
  • Died: February 18, 2014
  • Location: Elkton, Maryland

Hicks Home For Funerals

103 W. Stockton Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Tel. (410) 398-3122

Tribute & Message From The Family

Douglas Clark McConnell, age 55, of Elkton, MD, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 14, 1958, he was the son of Margaret C. McConnell, Elkton, MD, and the late Matthew B. McConnell. A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. McConnell enjoyed teaching and playing bagpipes. In addition to his mother, survivors include his children, Kaylee McConnell, Clayton, NJ, and Douglas McConnell, Wilmington, DE; grandson, Dylan; and siblings, Steve McConnell and wife, Denise, Newark, DE, and Linda Vinson and husband, Richard, Lewes, DE. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014, at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD 21921, where visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society), or to American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pearl, Linda & family,
We are so sorry to hear of you loss. Douglas your beloved son and brother. Thinking of your family at this very sad time.
Frances & Pauline. Highland dance friends

Posted by Frances & Pauline - Ormond Beach, Florida - Friends of Pearl & Linda   February 27, 2014

Dearest Pearl, Linda and Family We are so very sorry for your loss, please know that we are thinking of you at this time. With Love and Sympathy Anne & Karen

Posted by Karen Reinl - Warrington, PA   February 24, 2014

We extend our heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God cares for you and will sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 24, 2014


Eternal rest grant unto you Douglas, and let perpetual light shine upon you, may you rest in peace, Amen.

Posted by Anne Cain - Felton, DE   February 23, 2014

Deepest condolences to Pearl, Steve, Denise and family. I'll never forget Doug's smile and laughter and the way he played those pipes! His music will forever be a part of my film and the film is better because of it. He was such a talented and sweet person.

Posted by Karen Kuder - Sea Bright, NJ   February 22, 2014


Goodbyes are not forever,
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you.
Until we meet again ......
"Uncle" Doug we will miss you so much, Love always, Kim,Jess.Sami

Posted by Kim Giles - Boothwyn, PA   February 21, 2014

So many memories, Doug we loved you and will hold forever dear the memory of your piping us down the aisle. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Charlie & Linda Wortham - Lewes, DE   February 21, 2014

Pear,l we will never forget Douglas for his wonderful personality, smile and piping, especially when he piped at our wedding anniversaries.

Posted by Harry and Anna Tandy - Bonita Springs, FL - Aunt and Uncle   February 21, 2014

my dear pearl,
as you are family dear to my heart, so was dear douglas, my brother in spirit. i am happy for his final peace and wish you and linda peace in your heart and minds.
much love,

Posted by timmy and ed krintz - charlotte, NC - like a brother   February 21, 2014


Rest in Peace, cousin.

Posted by Jocelyn - Elkton, MD   February 21, 2014

Rest in peace Douglas,our sincere condolence to the McConnell family. Bill&Terri Shankie

Posted by Bill &Terri - Newark, DE   February 21, 2014

To the McConnell family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Margaret & Michael Reilly - Wilm, DE   February 21, 2014

With deepest sympathy to the loved ones of Doug. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. As the controller of McGlynns Pub, I have known Doug for over 25 years. I looked forward to meeting with him every year on St. Pat's Day at the Pub. He was lively and funny and we will all miss him very much.

Posted by Janice Munyan - Newark DE   February 21, 2014

TO The MCconnell family. I had the pleasure of your son and brother and father to play at my wedding and I knew doug .He was the nicest man ever. God rest his soul.Prayers to all of you and god bless. maribeth hemphill it was mccraw but got divorce. mrs mcconnell had my wedding pic in her store..

Posted by maribeth hemphill - newark, DE   February 21, 2014

We will miss you, Doug. Joey was one of Doug's many students.Today, Joey asked his prom date to prom by playing his pipes down her driveway while his brother held the sign, "Prom?" I told him that Doug would be proud of him.{ She said yes.}

Posted by Paula Hurm - elkton, MD - Friend   February 21, 2014


Doug, what a terrible loss. Although you were in the group of upcoming pipers a few years younger than me, you and your family were a vital and important part of the piping and drumming community in Delaware for over fifty years. Your sense of humor was contagious, your piping skills superb. Thank you for your service to our country and to the piping world.
Sincerest condolences to your family and friends. May you rest in peace. You will be missed by more than you could imagine.

Posted by Albert McMullin - Helen, MD - Fellow Delaware piper   February 20, 2014

Douglas was always such a fine gentleman. I will miss his sense of humor and Scottish heritage. He was a fine bagpiper and will be dearly missed around the games.

Posted by Robert Mitchell - SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV - Friend and Bagpiper   February 20, 2014

Douglas - I will miss you! I will always remember and cherish the good times we had together. Rest in peace my cuz. My heartfelt condolences to Kaylee and Douglas, Aunt Pearl, Linda, Stephen and the rest of the family.

Posted by Gail Chapman - Columbia, SC   February 20, 2014

My sincere condolences to Pearl and the whole McConnell clan. There are so many happy memories of Doug doing what he loved best: playing bagpipes. He leaves an indelible memory of music, laughter, and friendship. A teacher to many a highland piper, his influence lives on.

Posted by Michele McCann - Newark, DE - Friend   February 20, 2014


Douglas, you will be deeply missed. I have so many memories of you growing up. You were a big part of our family. Love you!

Posted by Tina - Dover, DE   February 20, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss, he will be missed.

Posted by Helen Harlow - Fredericksburg, VA - Friend   February 20, 2014

So sorry to hear of this loss. My family's condolences to your family.

Posted by J. Mark Blihovde - Cleveland, GA - Life long friend   February 20, 2014

I love you Doug. So many laughs and good times we had together. Too many to mention I will always cherish the happy times we had together. Your passion, kindness and laugh will never be forgotten.

Posted by David Bailiff - Oxford, PA - Friend   February 20, 2014

Douglas, your memories will always be kept close to my heart. I remember all the times our families got together and what good times we had, you will be missed. God Bless and prayers to you as you are now at peace.

Love Elaine

Posted by Elaine Johnstone Pinder - Wilmington, DE   February 20, 2014

Doug,may you rest in peace , fun times through the years , you will be missed

Posted by Doug Knudsen - Ozona, FL - Friend   February 20, 2014

To Pearl, Linda and families. . . . . We were so sorry to hear this sad news. We will keep you close in our thoughts at this difficult time. Sandra & Bruce

Posted by sandra weyman - langhorne, PA - friend   February 20, 2014

I have so many great memories of Doug. He was a good man always with a big smile, great sense of humor and a big heart. I shared some good tunes with Dougie over the years- I am lucky and grateful to have known him for so long. He was loved and he will be missed. I will never forget him. My heart goes out to Pearl and all the McConnells. God bless and keep you. Neil

Posted by Neil Anderson - Irmo, SC - friend   February 19, 2014

Pearl and family, I am so sorry for your loss,

Posted by Teri Wiegand - Sarasota - Friend   February 19, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was a great person and will be missed.

Posted by Phil Joiner - Bensalem, PA - Friend   February 19, 2014


So very sorry for Doug's loss, so soon. He was a great piper and solid friend. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Thom Moore - Haddonfield, NJ - Friend; fellow piper   February 19, 2014