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James Connors, 85, of Waldorf died Oct. 2, 2012, at Civista Medical Center in La Plata.

Born Dec. 6, 1926, in Old Forge, Pa., he was the son of the late Michael Joseph Connors and the late Martha Williams Connors.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a shipfitter during World War II. Later he became a plumber with Local Union 5 Plumbers & Gasfitters of Washington, D.C. He retired after 32 years of service.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and cheering for his favorite football team, the Washington Redskins.

He was a member of VFW Post 8674 and American Legion Post 238.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Leah Connors; and his son, James Michael Connors.

He is survived by his son, Daniel Elliott Connors and daughter-in-law, Kathryn Connors, of Charlotte Hall; two daughters, Martha Jean Johnson and son-in-law, Joseph Johnson, of Chesapeake Beach and Colleen Leah Morris of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Lindsay Connors, Jaime Connors, James D. Connors, Michael Greig, Brianna Greig, Adam Greig, Samantha Smith and Joshua Smith; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, where a Legion service will follow at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at noon at the funeral home. The Rev. James Chance will officiate. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.