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In Memory of
Paul E. Connin
December 18, 1954 - October 11, 2021


Union Cemetery

Paul E. Connin, age 66, of Columbus entered heaven on October 11, 2021. He was a sales engineer for the last 22 years. He was also a 30 year expert in sheet metal machinery repair. Preceded in death by his father, Charles Connin; mother, Frances Connin; and brother, Dale Connin. Survived by loving wife and best friend of 36 years, Helen Connin; son, Joey (Amanda) Connin; sister, Janis (John) Stephens; as well as his loyal canine, Cassie. Donations may go to Youth for Christ of Columbus. Private interment Union Cemetery.


Shirley Sartori

Oct 14, 2021

Dear Helen, Joey and Amanda, My sympathies to you and your family. I pray you will feel the Lords peace and love surround you now and the weeks ahead. Fondly remembering Paul as a thoughtful, kind and loving man and lol attention to detail. He did have a sense of humor. Your friend in Christ,


Greg and Rebecca Touchman

Oct 14, 2021

Dear Helen and Joey; Remembering Paul/your father as a quiet, kind amazing man of God. May God give you gentle peace, quiet strength, steadfast love and the knowledge of His wonderful presence as you walk through this challenging time. Love and Prayers, Greg and Rebecca Touchman


John Moriarty

Oct 14, 2021

Paul was an incredible man. A servant of Jesus who helped lead worship and served in many other areas in our small church called Chapel for the last 10 years. His church family misses him dearly. Well done good and faithful servant.


Nate Thomas

Oct 14, 2021

I loved Paul. He was a great soundguy. He was a prerfect example of a righteous, Christian man. I remember he modified my guitar like a true luthier and he did it for free. I look forward to seeing him again in glory.


Mandy Thomas

Oct 14, 2021

Paul was a very kind hearted and quiet man who was always serving the church and others. When I learned of his death, I knew Jesus was welcoming him home saying well done good and faithful servant. You really were a good example of a humble servant and I'm grateful to have known you and your sweet family while at Chapel on the Vine. Praying for your loss


Jerry Loos

Oct 14, 2021

I'm very saddened to hear that Paul has passed away. Prayer for peace & comfort extend to you Helen and Joey. Words can't express how grateful I am to have been able to minister with Paul during the worship services at the Chapel. Paul was a good soul & faithful servant. R.I.P. Paul


Carl & Elizabeth Russell

Oct 14, 2021

Dear Helen and Joey, Carl and I send our deepest condolences for the very sudden loss of your precious husband and dad. Our hearts are truly aching for you. Paul was such a sweet and kindhearted man, and he always brought a smile to our faces. We so enjoyed getting to know him during our years at Chapel. Praying God will cover you both with His comfort and peace, as you navigate through this time of such tremendous loss. We love you both! ~Carl and Elizabeth


Kevin Solveson

Oct 15, 2021

Dear Helen and Joey, I remember on Sundays packing up the worship instruments with Paul and how he had it down to a science. Every mike, speaker, and stand in its righfful spot. Even the cords coiled in a certain way. It was his ministry and therefore, worth doing to the best of his abilities, "as unto the Lord". Also, I once had an old lawnmower that ran great, but one day the handle broke in two. I was talking to Paul about it one Sunday, bemoaning the fact that now I'd have to junk a great lawnmower because of the handle. Paul told me to bring it over. He welded the pieces back together, burnished the weld till there were no more rough spots, and then refused to take any money for the job. Again, done for the Lord. Paul was a servant, and it'll be great to catch up with him in heaven. :-)


Mike and Kelly Ryan

Oct 15, 2021

Dear Helen, Joey, Amanda and Cassie: May God comfort you all in this time of need with His Grace and Glory! Paul was a delightful Soul and was a fantastic example of Christianity to our Church and his Community! We miss him already and look forward to seeing him again in The Kingdom of Heaven!


Robin & Gary Jorgenson

Oct 15, 2021

Paul was a dear friend and we'll miss him terribly.


Margi Moriarty

Oct 15, 2021

Paul modeled servanthood as a brother in Christ in so many ways. These are just a few examples that I got to witness:lugging sound equipment week after week, setting it up & tearing it down, running sound for our church, putting songs together for worship, setting up chairs, making CD's, fixing a jammed window & fixing a guitar. He always had a kind smile & a great attitude to go with it. He is greatly missed with only the consolation of fellowship with him again in our eternal home.


Anna and John Weaver

Oct 15, 2021

Dear Helen and Joey, this is a deeply sad time to learn of Paul's passing. I pray your family will grieve In the Garden of God as you face the loss of your husband Helen, and your Father Joey. Paul was a true faithful witness in the service of his savior Jesus Christ. We are sharing tears with you at this time. God bless all your family. Anna


Dan and Diane Moriarty

Oct 15, 2021

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. This makes us think of Paul.


Patrick Hernon

Oct 16, 2021

Very sorry to hear about Paul's sudden death. I always respected his kind generous nature and his incredible talent for all things mechanical and electrical. I learned so much about engines and motorcycles from Paul when he was helping me at my he beginning of my motorcycle racing career. The sound and look of him riding into work on his Moto Guzzi will always be found memory! That bike was as unique as Paul was. We drove to California together in my van to race in two west coast AMA Superbike races in 1984. The first event, Laguna Seca, we got a late start leaving Ohio and didn't arrive at the track until mid Saturday morning missing all o f Friday's practice. Because of his genius and hustle, we made it out for qualifying and started the race on the second row. I finished both events in the top ten having never been to either track. Quite an accomplishment that was a result of Paul's incredible talent and focus on solving problems and staying positive!! Former Indy Car and 24 Hour of Lemans driver, Jerry Grant, was helping us with logistics for the California events. He mentioned more than once to me how impressed he was with Paul and his creative solutions to problems. This is coming from someone who really knew what he was talking about! Rest In Peace Paul, you were a great one and will be missed!!


Karen A Kanning

Oct 19, 2021

Paul was such a quiet man but when he spoke, I'd hear the Spirit's voice. He was a deep thinker and what a servant to our church. He was the first one in and the last one out. I never did catch on to his technique to wind the cables. He was welcomed into heaven as a good and faithful servant. He is waiting for all of us at our heavenly reunion. Kevin and Karen Kanning


Justin James

Oct 20, 2021

Hi, I did not know Paul personally, but I worked with him by email over the last 18 months on a project we were designing. He was a very detailed, conscientious, and trusted sales engineer. His presence will be greatly missed by our company and we are so deeply sorry to hear of his passing. We wish peace and comfort for all his loved ones.