Joseph Frank Romano Jr.

April 5, 1947March 30, 2021

Joseph Frank Romano Jr., 73, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2021.

A native of White Plains, NY, Mr. Romano was a son of the late Joseph Frank Romano Sr. and Rachelle Rogliano Romano. He retired as a teacher with Rutland Academy in Athens. Mr. Romano was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of American Legion Post 163.

Survivors include children, Laura Dixon (Mark) of Lenoir City, TN, Rachel Dickens (Kevin) of Mounds, OK and Joey Romano of Athens; brother, Charlie Romano (Karen) of Marietta; sisters, Lillian Stankunas (Ed) of Plano, TX and Roberta Hanlon (Mike) of Cumming; eight grandchildren, Michelle Dixon, Ashley Dixon, Jessica Tufts, Michael Dickens, Tylr Romano, Koleton Dickens, Megan Dickens and Jeweleah Dickens; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Extra Special People, (ESP), P.O. Box 615, Watkinsville, GA 30677; online at

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Mark Dixon

April 3, 2021

Jesus said unto us, "I am the resurrection and the life...he that believes in Me though he were dead yet shall he live..."
May the capable and graceful arms of our Savior capture your soul Dad this Easter morning! I will miss you.