2014-03-22 / Obituaries

Frank Romano

Frank Romano, 86, of Columbus, and formerly of Thurston, passed away on February 16, 2014 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice (Teno) in 1983; and his second wife, Kay Eyman, in 2003.

Frank is survived by his brother, Patrick Romano; sisters, Josephine Loretta and Barbara Beto; daughters, Debbie (Ed) Napier, Mary Masheter and Jill (Don) Ritchey; grandchildren, Amy (Roger) Aubery, Lee (Lauren) Masheter, Andy Napier, Annie (Adam) Tullis, Mary Ritchey and Dylan and Brandon Reese; greatgrandchildren, Roger, Lauren, Glen, Katherine and Jimmy; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wives, he was also preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Teresa Romano; brothers, Salvatore, Joseph, John and Albert; and sisters, Mary Ramella, Rose Iaconis and Katie Aiello.

Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a graduate of Fairmont State Teachers College. Frank taught and coached for over three decades in the Liberty-Union Thurston School District in Baltimore. Frank enjoyed people - early morning gatherings at Weidner’s Corner and errands that took him to friends all over Fairfield County. He enjoyed being active - cutting trees to provide many people with firewood, building tables and benches for family and friends. He was generous to a fault and never hesitated to share a corny joke or fascinate children with his thumb trick.

Frank will be greatly missed by a family that loved him very much.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston, WV, with interment at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Thurston United Methodist Church in Thurston.

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