Paul D. Corwin


Paul D. Corwin, 56, of Martha’s Vineyard and East Falmouth, died of complications of long-term Type 1 diabetes. Paul was born on Dec. 2,1960, in Boston. Paul was the son of Paul H. Corwin, who predeceased him, and Beverly Goodwin Corwin of Sandwich.

Paul graduated from MVRHS in 1979; he did carpentry work, masonry, roofing, and siding with Thornton Chandler Construction, and Chris Chandler roofing and siding. Paul loved his work and the crew he worked with, Chris, Timmy, and Joe Cazault. The Chandler crew weren’t only co-workers, they were his friends, and like family.

More than anything, Paul loved to be with his family. Paul enjoyed spending time with his sons and grandchildren outside, gardening, drawing with them, camping, and just hanging out. Paul enjoyed his artwork; he was a self-taught artist in potter, stained glass, pen and ink drawings, and applehead sculptures. Paul loved to make stone walls in his gardens. Paul loved animals, and dogs in particular. He took great pride in all he did.

Paul was a loving husband to Ronalee Corwin. He was an incredible and devoted father to Ricky and Josh Corwin and their girlfriends, Ashley Guarino and Taylor Grass. Paul had two beautiful grandchildren, Torean and Skyla Guarino-Corwin. He leaves behind three loving sisters and and a brother, Steve and Pam Corwin from Orlando, Fla., Joyce Corwin of Sandwich, Nancy Corwin Dillon and Rocky Dye, and Jennifer Corwin VanGelder and Scott VanGelder. Paul leaves behind nieces and nephews Chris, Cameron, and Travis Corwin in Orlando, Anna Dillon and Ronny Dye in Marston Mills, and Samantha and Joanna VanGelder, also in Marston Mills; his in-laws Ronald Agnew in Maine, Roy French Sr. in Florida, Ezra Agnew in Vineyard Haven, Roy French Jr. in Curtis, Maine, and Hattie and Annie Agnew in Maine. Timothy Farland and Gary Ellis were best friends, like brothers, in Falmouth.

Paul’s sweet, loving, caring soul will be missed by all who knew him, but it lies in all our hearts. His wife wants to say, “I truly, madly, deeply love you, Paul. Love, your wife.”

At Paul’s request, there will be no calling hours. The family will have a private get-together at a later date.