OBITUARY

Tony Romero

July 26, 1993April 1, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the family of Tony Romero A.K.A “Sunshine” announces his passing on April 1st 2019 at 25 years young. Tony passed away in his home in Mount Prospect surrounded by his family and friends after a long battle fighting cancer since he was 20 years young.

He leaves behind his Mother Alba Luz Romero Herrera, Brother Elvis Antoni Romero and Girlfriend Ashley Lyn Poethkow, and is now joining his Father Jose Antonio Varela Salas.

Throughout Tony’s entire life, including his 5 year battle with cancer, he has always kept a positive outlook on life. He has always put everyone else before himself. This is what gave him his nickname "Sunshine", because he brought light to everyone who was apart of his life.

Tony had many passions in life, some of those being: working with and inspiring children everyday at his job, attending as many WWE events as possible, skateboarding with his friends at different skateparks, meeting new people everywhere he went, and spending quality time with the people he loved most.

A visitation for Tony “Sunshine” Romero’s life will be held on Sunday, April 7th from 3-9pm, and funeral service starting Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Malec and Sons funeral home followed by a procession to Queen of Heaven Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m. graveside service.

Anyone who was lucky enough to have known Tony, is welcome to come and celebrate his life with us.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2019
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maria Hernandez

April 7, 2019

My deepest condolences to Tony's mother alba and his girlfriend .I had the pleasure of meeting Tony at thorek hospital . He was such a nice ,happy ,funny guy. He would call me his aunt , I would always try to have some chocolate candy when he came in. All the staff in oncology truly cared for Tony it was hard not to. He was family to all of us . We all will miss him dearly 💔 😢 may he rest in heaven

Ashley Poethkow

April 6, 2019

Tony wasn’t just the love of my life but my best friend. He could always make me smile, even when I didn’t want to. Our first date should have been a sign with us dancing in the street(cheesy), cause he never stopped dancing everywhere we went. He gave me the most amazing 6 years of my life and I would have taken care of him forever. It has been so hard waking up everyday not being able to talk to him, especially going through something this hard. I am beyond heart broken. But, Tony fought hard to give us more time together and I know he is at peace now. God needed him more, so Heaven has my Hero now. I know he will be watching over me forever.

Mari Weiner

April 5, 2019

Love you forever Tone! ❤️

Paulino Gutierrez

April 4, 2019

Aja 'Voz' como me llamabas te recordara siemore

Paulino Gloria

April 4, 2019

Waooo !fueron tantas memorias que no ajusta este medio para contarlas ,,pero quedan marcadas en nosotros el fue para nosotros un sobrino mas siempre nos escucho nuestros consejos y nunca nos inrrespeto .
Fue un joven amoroso, humilde y se dio querer le doy gracias a Dios por el corto tiempo que no los presto y se que desde el cielo nos cuidara te amamos mi Guerrero.

Hilda Cabrera

April 4, 2019

Tuve el privilegio de ser la maestra de Tony en Kindergarten. Como olvidarlo si todavia no pronunciaba bien muchas palabras. Era buen estdudiante y aplicado, pero cuando no estaba de acuerdo con el trabajo de la escuela me lo dejaba saber de inmediato. "Maestra mi mano ta canchada, tome su papel de la tarea". Una vez hicimos la celebracion del 5 de Mayo en la escuela y Tony se aparecio con sombrero tejano, botas y cinturon mexicano. Ese dia los amigos de la escuela le hicieron circulo para verlo bailar musica de banda. En una oportunidad visite su casa y su mama Alba me ayudaba a recortar cosas para la escuela y me dijo " Maestra recoja su mugrero del piso porque mi mama acaba de aspirar la alfombra". Todavia su mami y yo nos reimos de las ocurrencias de Tony. Descansa en paz Tony, y muchas gracias por todos los hermosos recuerdos que me dejaste.
Tu maestra

Mike Weiner

April 4, 2019

We miss you so much already, it’s not the same at home without you there.

Elmedina Omerovic

April 3, 2019

I’ve met a lot of people in my life but no one like Tony. He never failed to put a smile on the faces of people around him.

Elmedina Omerovic

April 3, 2019

Caala R.

April 3, 2019

I never met Tony, but I had met Ashley a few years back in school. I've watched their relationship via social media and they seemed to have been the most happiest, genuine and loving couple. I am so deeply sorry for everyone's lost. My deepest and most sincere condolences. I pray God helps you through this difficult time and sending healing vibes.

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