Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI


Roman Adam Dzialo Jr.

October 10, 1946November 5, 2019

Roman A. Dzialo Jr. passed away (or as he instructed his family to say “Tell them I kicked off”) in Lansing, Michigan on November 5, 2019 at the age of 73, peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Roman is survived by his dear and devoted wife of 37 years Irene Dzialo of East Lansing, his children Tricia Dzialo of San Diego, CA, Roman Dzialo III and wife Kirsten of Battle Creek, Edward Dzialo of San Diego, CA, and Morgan Cronin and husband Joseph of Torrance, CA, his grandchildren Liam Dzialo, Anya Dzialo, Broc Dzialo and Jon Cronin, his beloved sister Rae Jane and husband Louie Cubba of Shelby Township, as well as several loving nieces, nephews and close family members. He is preceded in death by parents Roman and Stella Dzialo of Rochester Hills.

Roman was born in Hamtramck on October 10, 1946 and has lived a storied and accomplished life, including 3 years, 6 months, 12 days and 10 hours in the United States Navy, followed by a long career at Siemens Nixdorf and the Federal Center of Battle Creek. Roman was a one-of-a-kind storyteller and an amazing cook whose life will be remembered by all who knew and loved him.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to No Kid Hungry, Meals on Wheels, or a local food bank.


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Roman Adam Dzialo Jr.

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Connie White

November 14, 2019

Roman was so kind and helpful. I hope his loved ones know that he touched many lives. Hoping that happy memories bring comfort.

James Hartwig

November 14, 2019

Very sorry to hear of Roman's passing...Worked with him for several years and always recall how proud he was talking of his family and their accomplishments. Always kind and always with a good story to tell...Condolences to his family ...

Kenneth Slater

November 12, 2019

Sam, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you and Roman had a special relationship. Cherish those memories. May God bless you and comfort you. Blessings, Ken

Maryanne Boltz

November 11, 2019

Sam, I was so sorry to read of Roman's death. I remember you fondly. You were always a competent and bright spot in my day and I do remember talking with you about how much fun you had with your husband and your admiration for his cooking traditions (sauerkraut?)/skills. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you.
Take care of yourself. Hugs

Nancy Harmon

November 10, 2019

Sam: So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Hugs.

Tom Knudtson

November 10, 2019

Sam, I was sorry to read of the passing of Roman. I’m sure this is a difficult time for you and you family. Please know we are thinking of you and hope you find comfort soon.
Tom & Sharon

Jackie Hanna

November 10, 2019

Roman was always willing to oblige when I need help. A pleasure to work with!

John Martin

November 9, 2019

Will miss You so much my Friend!
Mahalo Nui Loa!

Sharon Higbee

November 8, 2019

Roman was always positive and pleasant. A true joy to be in his presence. He will be missed.

Brenda Ernewein

November 8, 2019

It's funny, I recognize all of the family names. Roman loved to share stories about the adventures of his kids. What a dear soul. He will be missed. Condolences to the family.