Paul Taormina

Obituary of Paul K. Taormina

Paul Taormina, age 89, of Trumbull, Connecticut passed away peacefully on April 28, 2023. Paul was born in 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Paul and Mary Taormina. Paul was a devoted family man who adored his wife of 58 years, Diana, his two sons Paul and Rick, and four grandchildren. He cherished his time spent with family and friends more than anything.

Paul's interests included sports, especially baseball, where he was quite accomplished. He played baseball throughout high school, college and semiprofessional leagues throughout his career. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and was recruited to play baseball at Columbia University. While attending Columbia, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. His friendships with his teammates on the baseball team and his fraternity brothers were some of his most cherished lifetime relationships.

After college Paul continued his education and baseball career, playing at various levels in the US and Canada while earning three engineering degrees and a Master's in Business Administration. After graduating from Columbia, Paul worked for American Machine and Foundry (AMF) and then for Perkin Elmer prior to launching his own engineering firm which he operated until the age of 84. He served as President of the Connecticut Society of Engineers.

Paul enjoyed coaching his sons along with educating and mentoring later generations. In this capacity he served Columbia University by conducting interviews of potential incoming freshman for decades.

Paul is survived by his wife Diana, son Paul and his wife Jeanine, son Rick and his wife Karen and his four grandchildren Matthew, Ryan, Sydney and Abigail, a sister Dolores Galanaugh and her husband, Charles, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Paul's good-natured personality, comforting smile and quick wit will be missed.

A Memorial Service celebrating Paul's life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. directly in Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 200 Shelton Rd., Trumbull, Connecticut. All other services and burial were held privately. 

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