Patrick Connor, Class of 2008

Posted Feb 14, 2022

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Patrick Connor ’08 died Sept 10, 2021. He was born Feb 13, 1986 to James and Gina Connor in Columbus, OH. Graduating from Bishop Watterson High School, Patrick went on to receive a BA in Business and fulfilled his dream of playing baseball in college at Otterbein University. He later proudly received his MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and his CPA and CFP certifications. He worked as a Financial Advisor at Hamilton Capitol and said this was his true calling, he genuinely loved his job. Patrick’s professional passion and success was in working with people, networking, and helping clients meet their financial goals. His charm, professionalism, leadership and hard work were contagious and effective.

Pat was part of the winningest class in Otterbein baseball history, which posted a combined record of 123-61 and captured three Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) championships. They fell one game short of the NCAA Division III World Series on two occasions. The left-handed outfielder played in 167 career games, which now ranks fourth all-time for the program, and was part of two OAC All-Tournament Teams… In 2005, Connor scored the winning run in the semifinal against nationally-ranked rival Marietta. He turned around the following afternoon and (out of a rain delay) hit a game-tying, opposite-field home run in the seventh inning against the Pioneers. Otterbein went on to win 11-7. In 2006, Connor famously threw out a Marietta baserunner at home plate to end the 11th inning. The team-leader in RBI that spring, he would then deliver the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 12th that propelled Otterbein to a repeat crown.

Pat is survived by his wife, Kacey, and their three children; Quinn (6), Hazel (4) and Everett (2). In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Lea Guarasci, sisters Danielle Costine (Chris) and Lea McMillan (Walter), in-laws Shawn and June Young (Kami and Kara), nephews (Josh, Jared, Lukx, Evan and Elijah), a very large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends he considered family. Patrick was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Daniel and Ellen Connor, and maternal grandfather, Frank Guarasci.