Paul E. Conn

Birth Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 1925
Date of Passing: 
Monday, June 29, 2020

WOOSTER – Paul E. Conn, 94, of Wooster passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

He was born November 8, 1925 in Wayne County the son of Olie and Mary E. Mowrer Conn.  He married Mary Lou Gasbarre on September 28, 1949.  She preceded him in death on May 23, 1997.

Paul was a 1944 graduate of Smithville High School and retired in 1986 from Timken Steel after 30 years of employment.  After his retirement he drove for Pallotta Ford.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus.  Paul enjoyed golf, watching sports, especially baseball, polka music and dancing.

He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Harlan R. Dickson.

Surviving are his children Larry P. (Jane) Conn of Wooster and Paula A. (Frank) Reiland of Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren Jeffrey (Tasya) Conn of Powell, OH, Jason Conn of San Diego, CA and Sean Reiland of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; a brother-in-law Vincent Delpropost; a sister-in-law Florence Keltz and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded by brother’s Ralph, Walter, Raymond and Harold Conn and sisters Margaret Miller and Beulah Hartman.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary’s School or St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron R., Wooster, OH 44691.

Paul’s family extends a special thank you to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare and Staff for the special care given to Paul.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary’s School or St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron R., Wooster, OH 44691.


No calling hours


Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. St. Mary Catholic Church


I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man.

So very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Conn family

I am so very sorry for your loss...Paul was a good man and also my favorite cousin! I was always proud of him...he was such a good example to all of us! He will be missed! Sincere sympathy...Wanda and family

We are sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Larry, I’m sorry for the loss of your dad. It sounded like he had a long happy life.

Sincerest condolences to the Conn Family on the passing of a very special person.
Thoughts & prayers are with you all!

Tom Lavelle
Tamassee, SC

Sincerest condolences to all of the Conn Family. Thoughts & prayers are with you!

Tom Lavelle, Tamassee SC

So sorry to hear of your father's passing. You have Fred & My sympathy.

So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed my conversations with him at the Parlor

Sorry for your loss! Always enjoyed our talks at the Parlor

We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know that you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear about you Dad. I enjoyed working and talking with him.

Sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Your family is in our prayers.
really enjoyed when he came to baseball games and rooted for the boys.

Larry and Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss your father too. He treated me well and took the time to talk to me every time I visited Wooster. Always liked talking with him about "life" and current events. He was a "regular guy" who served his country and didn't seem to give it a second thought.

Uncle Paul was a wonderful person. I remember him as someone who was always smiling when I saw him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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