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Obituaries > CONNORS, PAUL P.

Paul Phillip Connors Sr., age 87, died peacefully on Friday, September 8, 2006. He lived in Havertown, PA with his loving wife of 53 years, Ada Francis DeVio Connors. Mr. Connors was a decorated WWII Veteran who served 10 years in the U.S. Marines and retired with the rank of Captain after 10 years in the U.S. Army. He served with the Third Marine Raider Battalion in the South Pacific as a Staff Sergeant in the Scouts and Snipers in campaigns on Bougainville and Russell Island among others. He earned the honor of Expert Rifleman and also earned his private pilot’s license. He went on to serve in the Counter Intelligence Corps after the war and spent time in China and then in Europe, where he met his wife Ada, in 1949. In the 1980s he partnered with his good friend Angelo Buquicchio to form a successful copier supply company named High Yield Toner Corporation and retired at the age of 78. He was father to three sons, Carlo DeVio Michael Connors, Paul Phillip Connors, Jr. and Paul Edmund Connors. He was a devoted grandfather to Thomas Joseph, Callie Rebecca and Paul Chase. He caddied often during his early years and loved to play golf, and later watch it on television. He also loved cooking terrific meals on Sunday afternoons and sitting at the head of the family dinner table talking politics or business, telling stories, telling jokes and listening to the laughter of his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to a private memorial service held in West Chester, PA at the home of close relatives. Memorials can be made in his name to the Veterans Administration Hospice Unit in Coatesville, PA, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320 where he received excellent and loving care in his final days.