Donald William Connolly, PhD, 91, of Linwood, passed away on November 19, 2017 after a brief illness. Donald was a World War II Veteran serving in the Navy, followed by 40 years in the technology field. Following retirement, he volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity, AARP, and donated to many charities. Don leaves behind many friends, nieces, and nephews who were very special to him. Don was predeceased by his wife Joyce P. Connolly (nee Yaney) in 2002, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Don is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Alexander and Lisa Connolly; grandchildren, Erin and John Kriarakis, Tyler and Erika Gardner, Dalton Connolly, and Logan Gardner; and his great-grandsons, Paul and Thomas Kriarakis. Services and burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to in Don's name to the Ocean City Humane Society, 1 Shelter Road, Ocean City, NJ 08226.