Calvin G. Connett, 93, who retired as a Philadelphia regional sales manager for Pitney Bowes, the manufacturer of postage meters and computer software and hardware, died of a heart attack Monday, May 6, at his home in Cinnaminson, where he had lived since 1973.
Born on Staten Island, N.Y., Mr. Connett worked for Pitney Bowes after graduating from high school. He served in the Army from May 1941 to November 1945, mostly in a supply unit.
A son-in-law, John McElhinney, said Mr. Connett landed in France 10 days after D-Day and fought in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Connett had a 44-year career with Pitney Bowes, McElhinney said, working in its offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Newark, N.J., besides Philadelphia.
Mr. Connett is survived by daughters Constance McElhinney, Sheryl North, Patti Florian, and Coleen Saggese; a brother; two sisters, 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha.
A viewing and life celebration was set from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at Snover/Givnish of Cinnaminson, 1200 Route 130 N., before an 11 a.m. funeral there.
Donations may be sent to Immanuel Baptist Church, 6 E. Main St., Maple Shade, N.J. 08052.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.snovergivnish.com.