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Obituaries : Michale J. MacConell; Navy Civil Engineer

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Michale Julian MacConell, a Ventura resident who served as a civil engineer in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years, died Sunday after a sudden illness.

MacConell was born Jan. 15, 1919, in Globe, Ariz. He earned a degree in education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and a degree in civil engineering at the University of Hawaii.

Thirty-seven years ago he moved to Ventura County, where he and his wife, Nancy, raised their family. MacConell was a 50-year member of Naval Lodge 87, and was an avid tennis player.

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In addition to his wife, MacConell is survived by his mother, Pauline MacConell of Globe, Ariz.; two daughters, Michele King of Nipomo, Calif., and Suzanne DePree of Santa Paula; a son, Michale III of Oxnard; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura, with the Rev. Jim Wells officiating. Interment will be in Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Coast Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 929, Pismo Beach, CA 93448.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura.

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