Sid Connolly ’50 died on March 10, 2003, in Los Angeles, California.
Born as James Francis Connolly on October 2, 1926, in Portland, he prepared for college at Cheverus High School in Portland and during World War II served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, attaining the rank of seaman 3rd class. After the war, he attended Portland Junior College for a year before transferring to Bowdoin as a member of the Class of 1950 and joining Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1950, he spent ten years in advertising and promotion with print media, including Look Magazine in New York and Quick Magazine (now T.V. Guide) in Chicago, IL. In 1960, he moved to California, where he was an account executive with the California Broadcasting Company is San Jose for six years and then was sales manager with Davis Broadcasting Company in San Jose. In 1968, he joined KGSC-TV in San Jose, where he became vice president and general manager. In 1978, he was elected president of Continental-Urban Television Corporation and remained general manager of its San Jose television station, KGSC. He was later president of Sydney Broadcasting Ltd. in Palo Alto. Surviving are a daughter, Hilary Connolly Dubin ’80 of Los Angeles, CA.; two sisters, Margaret Shaver nd Kay Connolly; and two grandchildren.