Sheila L. Romano

May 20, 1943December 3, 2018

Sheila L Romano nee McCaslin, age 75, of Denver, North Carolina, originally from Gurnee, Illinois, peacefully passed away after a short illness on December 3rd 2018. She was born May 20th 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. Sheila had a love for travel, cooking, and decorating. Her love for her family was beyond measure. Her vibrancy for life was infectious. She will be remembered by many, especially at this time of year, for her Christmas trees, beautifully wrapped gifts and generosity to family and numerous organizations.

She is survived by her daughters Sherri (Bill Martin), and Stacy (Mr. Stacy Long), six grandchildren; Nicole, Eric and Kevin Martin, Tanner, Colton and Austin Long; her sister and brother-in-law Robin and Richard Olson, numerous nieces and nephews as well as one great-niece that she adored. She is also survived by her late husband’s siblings who Sheila considered her own; Marilyn Satkiewicz, Michele Potter, Eugene Romano, Mary Romano and their families.

Preceded in death by the love of her life, Richard Charles Romano (1998), an infant daughter, Catina, her parents; Mildred and Edgar McCaslin, brother Frank McCaslin, mother and father-in-law; Estelle and Isadore Romano, and brother-in-laws Daniel and Rodney Romano.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 13th at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL, from 3pm-8pm. Funeral Services will begin at Marsh Funeral Home on December 14th at 10am followed by Chapel Service at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.


13 December


3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marsh Funeral Home

305 N Cemetery Rd
Gurnee, IL 60031

14 December


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Marsh Funeral Home

305 N Cemetery Rd
Gurnee, IL 60031

14 December

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Marsh Funeral Home

305 N. Cemetery Rd.
Gurnee, Illinois

14 December

Chapel Service

Ascension Catholic Cemetery

1920 Buckley Rd
Libertyville, Illinois


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Robert Romano

December 8, 2018

When Shelia married Richard, she immediately became a part of the family. Shelia and Richard raised a loving family and she will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy to Shelia's family for their loss.
Cousin Bob Romano and family sending our love and prayers

Marilyn Satkiewicz

December 7, 2018

Sheila's life was lived to the fullest. She was sunshine, even on the gloomiest day. When Sheila walked into a room she made it brighter. I have never met another person throughout my life that had more of every thing you could look for in a sister or friend, she was beautiful, compassionate, loving, thoughtful, forever dependable and loyal. If Sheila volunteered or was asked to be involved in any way, she always contributed more than her share. It seemed that everyone and everything Sheila touched in some way became, simply put, more. The Romano family was extremely fortunate when Sheila married my brother Richard, they were a most beautiful couple. I will miss my sister, Sheila. I am fortunate to believe in God, and know in my heart that Sheila has joined Richard now for eternity. I offer you this quotation to sum up how Sheila lived her life.
" Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion." - Leo Buscaglia

Michele Romano Potter

December 6, 2018

Our paths united when Sheila married into the Romano family. Richard married a princess! In so many ways, Sheila was beautiful inside and out. I was just a young girl then, but very soon she became my 'sister', friend, and confidante. She possessed constancy -- a quality I particularly valued. She was always there to listen. And what a listener. Sheila could sum up our conversation and provide sage advice directly. There was always the comfort of knowing she would understand. She had that ability to quickly look beyond an unpleasant situation and not look back. More joyful occasions found her taking great pleasure in the moments of shared delight. I remember her many elegant, creative and delicious dinners. Oh, the family gatherings were special. We had an ongoing comfortable connection -- oftentimes, in telephone conversations, we would just pick up where we left off last. She had an amazing zest for life and always sought to improve herself and these experiences only added to her fine character -- from family and friendship gatherings to cultural activities to book club sessions and more. There was a quiet lighthearted side to her personality. I remember her gentle reach as she tucked a flower in my hair for a 'sisters' photo shoot at our 2005 reunion. We cried together and laughed together, but not enough.... Just before Thanksgiving this year, she and I had a rare lengthy telephone conversation, reminiscing, and sharing holiday plans, and looking ahead. It was a memorable and wonderful heart-to-heart. With family members who had gone before her, Sheila is now free of pain and constraints, frolicking among and beaming like a star high in the sky -- what a grand celebratory reunion. Her spirit has returned to God who gave it (Ref Ecclesiastes 12:7); she has transitioned to the next phase of forever. And someday our paths will converge again.

Louise Kytasaari

December 6, 2018

I met Sheila in the 1973 when we moved to Lindenhusrt,IL. We lived down the street from the Romanos. We lived in a tight knit neighborhood where you made friends for life, Sheila was one of those friends. I have never met a more bubbly person, if you ever needed anything Sheila was there, she never met a stranger. My heart goes out to her family as I know they will miss her. Our memories of Sheila will keep her alive in our hearts forever. I know she is with the love her life Dick Romano, rest in peace my friend.

Dottie Brown

December 5, 2018

Our family met the Romano family 45yrs ago when we built a home in Lindenhurst Illinois, across the street from the Romano's. Sherry and Stacy met our daughter Susan immediately and became best friends. They have maintained that friendship all these years and were in each other's weddings even after we relocated to Texas. Sheila was always in the center of the girls activities and a.real contributor to our community. Sheila was a good friend to our family and will be greatly missed by all.

Zlata Taskapikiogku

December 4, 2018

My Sympathies 2 ALL Of Rinas FAMILY.
We Are Thinking Of Your Family during these difficult times🙏

Teresa Connor

December 3, 2018

Sheila was my neighbor and friend for more than 20 years We were partners in crime for many projects over the years. Neither of us liked asking others for help when we needed it so, we just helped each other. Most of our projects ended with a cocktail and lots of laughter. I hated it when she moved. Couldn't even look over at her old house without thinking about how I missed her. I was saddened by her passing on, but to me, the memory of her spirit will always be in my heart