rubentje1991 and AS,
Thanks for your efforts to help with my wireless issue. PCLOS's forum is amazing and one of the reasons why PCLOS will remain my long term distro.
Rubentje1991's suggestion worked to an extent. When returning from sleep mode I have to enter Network Center and manually hit connect. A restart is no longer required to reestablish wireless connection.
The other thing that I noticed after the last suggestion was when I return from sleep mode the connection will now automatically change from red to green like it is trying to establish the connection, although ultimately it is unsuccessful and I then do it manually.
Any other thoughts would be appreciated but you have already gone above and beyond. In the meantime, loving PCLOS and about to go buy some merchandise to support this awesome distro.