Charles Connin

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February 26, 1924 - January 10, 2017

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 6 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home


Union Cemetery


Charles W. “Charlie” Connin, age 92, of Columbus, OH, Jan. 10, 2017. Raised in Bryan, OH. Retired from Rockwell International where he excelled as a tool designer. Sidelined from active duty for medical reasons, he helped the war effort by starting his career at Curtiss-Wright during WWII, and after the war was employed by Curtiss-Wright, North American Aviation, North American Rockwell, and Rockwell Int’l. In the early 1960s, Charlie was selected for training in using early computers to build the tools he designed, using both punched cards and punched aluminum tape. In 1960, he became a charter member of the North American Aviation Band. He played faithfully; continuing when the band moved to Westerville. The Westerville community witnessed his love of concert band music which kept him playing his baritone horn into his 80’s. Charlie is survived by his daughter Janis (John) Stephens, and son Paul (Helen) Connin, and grandson Joey Connin. Preceded in death by Frances, his loving wife of 57 years, and his son, Dale. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Sunday 4-6 p.m. followed by a service at 6 p.m., Pastor Chris Kinner, officiating. Private interment at Union cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Westerville Community Bands in his honor.


Sandra Campbell - Jan 19, 2017

To The Connin Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and wish to extend my condolences to the family. Death at any age is our enemy. Even God considers death to be our enemy and he has promised through his word the bible in Revelations chapter 21 verse 3 and 4, to eliminate death along with sickness and pain forever. The earthly resurrection that Jesus spoke about in John chapter 5 verse 28 and 29 which reads, “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” is soon to take place and will allow us the opportunity to welcome back all of our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, to awaken on a paradise earth and to enjoy life forever upon it. Psalms 37 verse 29. What a happy time that will be. May these promises from the bible bring you a measure of comfort now and a real hope of being reunited with your loved one again.

Lori Swearingen - Jan 14, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Connin’s passing. He was always smiling whenever I saw him!! I know he will be missed by many. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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