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Christopher G. "Chris" Connors

June 15, 1955 — September 29, 2023

Downingtown, PA

Christopher G. "Chris" Connors

Christopher G. “Chris” Connors, 68, born on June 15, 1955, of Downingtown, PA, passed away suddenly on September 29, 2023.

Chris is survived by his loving wife, Margaret A. “Peggy” (Dugan) Connors, and their two sons, Christopher J. Connors, and Thomas D. Connors.

Chris is also survived by his brothers, Kevin Connors, Carl Connors, and Matthew Connors, as well as his sisters, Deirdre Connors, Maura Hill, Miriam Gormley, and Stacey Connors.

Chris is predeceased by two brothers, Leo Connors, Jr., and John Connors.

Chris graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in 1973, attending LaSalle College in Philadelphia, PA, where Chris secured a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. 

Prior to LaSalle, Chris had been an avid devotee of Big 5 basketball, along with his father, Leo G. Connors, as well as his brothers, Kevin and Carl.

After LaSalle, Chris furthered his education at the University of Pennsylvania, studying organizational development, as well as other dynamic fields associated with groups, likely a development of Chris having grown up in a large family, with six brothers and four sisters.

In high school, Chris played football and basketball.  In college, he played several intermural sports, although his first love was basketball.  Chris later became a devotee of tennis, as well as becoming an avid skier, with his favorite ski mountain always having been Aspen.

Chris skied all through the Poconos, New England, Colorado, Utah, as well as having skied in Europe.  His passion for skiing infected his two sons, Christopher and Thomas, both of whom also became avid skiers, although Christopher, now living in Denver, Colorado, became an avid snowboarder. 

After starting his post-graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Chris enrolled in and completed a Master’s degree in organizational development at Temple University, to be followed by Chris then securing his Doctorate in organizational psychology from Temple University, an accomplishment allowing Chris to be referred to as Doctor Christopher Connors.

His Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Temple University were in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, where Chris became a member of the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals.

After securing his doctorate, Chris began working for Hercules, and Chris then worked for Price Waterhouse Cooper, until medical complications resulted in Chris being unable to continue working for Price Waterhouse.  Chris then became a member of the ASQ Organization, holding several titles in ASQ, which is the American Society for Quality, a global leader in organizational and professional development.  Chris held several certifications in ASQ. 

Beyond Chris’ devotion to Peggy and his two sons, Chris was an active voice in the Chester County Democratic party, as well as being an advocate for civil rights and social action, and also being devoted to pursuing his interests in science, technology, philosophy, literature, especially science fiction, and responsible political action.

Chris’ other limitless loves included his never-ending love for the Grateful Dead, having attended multiple Dead concerts over the years, his impassioned defense and love of the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as Chris having been forever smitten by his Audi A6 sport wagon, and then by his Audi A5 sedan.

Chris should also be remembered for seeing the humor in life and never hesitated to make a joke to ease the tension.

Chris’ family has elected that services and interment will be held privately.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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