Robert A. Paolini, age 68, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Bob was born in Columbus to the late Andrew and Laura (Tiberi) Paolini. He spent his adult career as a Oil and Gas Land Man with Columbia Gas. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty (Hall) Paolini; daughter, Patricia Paolini; brother, Daniel (Deborah) Paolini; nephew, Daniel Paolini; niece, Laurie Paolini; along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins. His family will receive friends on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-8 p.m., at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet Street (Italian Village) Columbus. Entombment to follow, Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in memory of Robert to the American Heart Association or St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.