Joyce A. Romano

November 22, 1933September 10, 2013

Romano, Joyce A., aged 79, a 45 year resident of Beavercreek, passed from this world into Heaven peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 with love, and dignity surrounded by her adoring family. She was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Betty Standiford, numerous aunts and uncles and her beloved grandson, Charlie Moore. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Anthony (Tony) Romano, children David (Michelle)Romano, Terri (Terry)Bissonett and Ann(Kimball)Curry, grandchildren Nick(Holly), Chris and Joe Romano, Zach and Nicole Curry, great-grandchildren, Gianmichael and Carmine Romano, step-grandchildren Molly, Sam and Alex Wildman, Clint and Tara Bissionett, Matt and Wendy Arnold and step-great grandchildren Caleb and Katelynn Bissonett, Hadley and Brynne Arnold and Jayden Wildman and her sister Judy(Mike)Parrish. Joyce graduated from Morehead State College with a BA degree in Music. She taught school in New Jersey and Michigan and later at St. Luke School in Beavercreek from which she retired. She was a devout member of the St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Beavercreek and of the St. Luke Leisure Club. Joyce loved music and at one time sang with a Beavercreek Women's Chorus. She had a love for reading and never tired of starting a new book. But her deep passion was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and a caring doting grandmother and great-grandmother. She was never happier than when surrounded by family for whatever the occasion, be it baby sitting or for a birthday, holiday, baptism or just a family gathering. She felt truly blessed that she and Tony had their three children and most of their grandchildren and great -grandchildren living close to them in Beavercreek. Joyce loved to cook for them and was famous for her fabulous ltalian pasta and meatballs which were eagerly devoured by all. And the young ones knew they could always get a sweet from their "Nana." She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at St. Luke Catholic Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Rd., Father Terry Schneider officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the wonderful homecare nurses and staff of Hospice of Dayton. Their caring and dedication helped ease the burden during a very difficult time. Donations in Joyce's memory may be made to Hospice of Dayton or St. Luke Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 14, 2013


  • Interment

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September 19, 2013

Dr.Romano and Family-- I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Romano's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you . Serena Harris(Beavercreek,OH)

Lynette Virgallito Jacques

September 18, 2013

Dr. Romano and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Romano. I too have fond memories of my 6th grade teacher and family friend.

kathy Begley

September 15, 2013

Tony and family,
I only knew Joyce for a short time as we recently shared a room at Trinity Rehab. We had much in common and soon it was like we were old friends. I am so sorry for your loss and please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Jill Cooper

September 14, 2013

Dear Tony, Dave, Terri, Ann and family; Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jill Cooper and family.

Shannon Martin - Sims

September 14, 2013

To the Romano Family, i am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Romano was one of my favorite teachers at St. Luke. I struggled with reading and she helped me find the courage to read aloud in class. I forever grateful, her guidance helped me appreciate literature, it is one of my favorite pass times.
Sincerely, Shannon K. Martin, 1985

Betty & Roger Collins

September 13, 2013

Terri, Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire Family.
So sorry for your loss. Take Care!

September 13, 2013

Tony, Its great to have known you and Joyce for many years. Joyce was a such a joy to have as a teacher for all four of our children. My prayers will always be with you and your family.

Larry Gutman, Mike, Tom, Kathy & Lynne

Elizabeth Anderson

September 13, 2013

Mrs. Romano was my favorite teacher at St.Luke's because she encouraged my creativity and was the first adult outside of my family to recognize my talent. I remember her as such a gentle spirit and I felt I shined brighter in her eyes. She was a gifted teacher. May she rest in peace.

Tiffnay Desch

September 13, 2013

What a wonderful woman to have known!!! She will be greatly missed! Give Charlie a kiss from us all as we know he was there to greet you when you got to heaven!

September 13, 2013

Dear Romano Family,
We are sorry for your loss. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Norman Ashworth and Family
Beavercreek, Ohio