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.