i M A G E S – N e w s l e t t e r o f t h e I L L I N O I S S I G N A S S O C I A T I O N P a g e | 5 Paul Rodney Corrington ISA President 1970 Maury Ely Recipient 1979 JULY 20, 1925 – AUGUST 29, 2019 Paul R. Corrington (94) beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather passed away peacefully in his home August 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born to Paul A. and Genevieve (Reinbach) Corrington on July 20, 1925 in New Berlin, Illinois. He was one of four children. He married Geraldine (Jeri) B. Danford on July 12, 1943, eight days before his 18th birthday. Paul leaves a legacy of six children, Steve (Bev), of Ormond Beach, FL., John, of Firestone, CO., David (Audrey), of Normal, IL., Sherry Walker (Joe), of Firestone, CO., Toni Corrington-Rusciano (Rick), of Firestone, CO., Scott (Kalei) of Mead, CO., 21 grand children, and several great and great-great grand children. Paul was a Proud WWII Veteran, serving his country as a Navy Corpsman from September 30, 1943 to January 22, 1946. He completed his Hospital Corpsman/OR Tech training and received his certifications at the US Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He served in the Asiatic Pacific. He would often recall being aboard ship when the Commander came over the loudspeaker and announced the Atomic Bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima. He said everyone wondered – “what’s an Atomic Bomb”! He was extremely honored and proud to serve his Country. The day after returning home to his wife and son in Decatur, IL, he began working for C. Bendsen Sign Company where had previously known and became friends with owner, Chris Bendsen. He later purchased the sign company, now known as Bendsen Signs & Graphics and served as owner/operator for 56 years. He was well known and highly respected in the national sign industry and received several honors and awards throughout his career in the industry. Everyone knew Paul as a kind honorable man; his word was his bond, making many a business deal, even million-dollar deals, with a handshake. Paul sold his company and it is still thriving to this day. Upon his retirement he and his wife Jeri, moved to Firestone, CO where several of their children reside. On the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Paul went on the Northern Colorado Honor Flight. It truly was one of the greatest honors of his life. He bonded with many fellow Veterans and was extremely grateful for the friendship that continued through the years. Paul leaves behind not only a wonderful family legacy, but precious friends and many neighbors who have lovingly cared for him. And, of course, we can’t leave out their furry companion of many years, Rocky; who was always by his side and of great comfort to him. Paul never Dad never met a stranger. He was a man of great integrity and honor. He served his Country proudly and created a successful business for 56 years. 2019-2020 Membership Directory Coming next month in print and digital editions listing all member’s contact info and services

6 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication