OBITUARY

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.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Chapel Service Friday, December 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sheila L. Romano

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Mary Romano

December 16, 2018

Sheila, My Sister, My Friend - Contd

And don’t get me started on her unending talents – She was the original “Martha Stewart” and we all knew it and benefited from those talents. What couldn’t she do? I think that’s a very small list.
We cherished our time with Sheila and shall continue to cherish all the memories of our time with her. Sheila, you will never be forgotten, rather missed all the more and evermore for all the other memories we wanted to share with you –
I leave you with this final word – Sheila is still with us and will always be sharing every moment of our lives to come. GRACE, that’s what Sheila is. GRACE is a beautiful thing, and we only have to call to her and her presence WILL BE IN ALL OF THOSE MOMENTS yet to come.
Angels can do that. Yes, we were truly blessed to have shared our lives with an Angel.
I love you Sheila, Love and Hugs, Mary

Mary Romano

December 16, 2018

Sheila, My Sister, My Friend
December 15, 2018
Sheila showed UP for each and every one of us sitting here today and for all of those who couldn’t be physically present today. Sheila cared, truly and deeply for everyone—There can’t be a person present today in this room that can’t recall her being there for ALL of us in our individual hour of need – She visited, healed and comforted us when we were sick or down, traveled great distances, called, wrote letters, sent cards, flowers and then she called, and called again. All to make sure we were okay.
Sheila was a rare, beautiful, graceful and thoughtful lady. She cared and she showed it – her many caring gifts and encouragement, her ACTIONS, are our memories.
Sheila IS, NOT WAS, the very thread of each of our lives. We can all look back and once more experience and remember and fondly recall the JOY she brought to us.
And now to get personal – YES, I had to!
Sheila stepped into a very large and boisterous Romano clan; so very unlike her own upbringing. She adopted each of us for who we were, became one of us, and welcomed us graciously and with LOVE, always LOVE. She watched us grow up and always remained an integral part of each of our lives.
She was my Sister – I shared 60+ years of my 64 years with her. She listened, guided, encouraged and wept with me. We laughed, traveled and did all the fun things sisters do.
In each of our lives, we ALL can only count just a few people as dear as Sheila. She ran the distance with us and we are ALL very and truly BLESSED to have been touched by Sheila’s LOVE. She was an Angel sent from God and the heavens, and now she is a bright, shining beacon to all of US.
Sheila is now singing with the angels with her lovely voice and is embraced by God’s LOVING arms and those of all the angel and saints. She’s been welcomed home joyously by Richard and her family.
To be continued in next post! I maxed out my characters! Love and Hugs, Mary

Ann Romano

December 15, 2018

There was nothing that Sheila couldn't do. She was an artist, decorator, cook, and world traveler. She visited many countries including several visits to Italy, which was her favorite place to visit. She was a true friend to everyone she met and a great mom to her daughters Sherri and Stacy. Those we love must someday pass beyond the present, and it is never easy to "let go" and say goodbye. It is a comfort in knowing that Sheila has everlasting peace with the Lord. She is now with the love of her life Richard, who has been waiting for her.

Hallelujah.

I know the Lord is now taking care of you Sheila, isn't Heaven beautiful.

Ann Romano

Jean Axen

December 13, 2018

My sincere condolences to Sheila's family. I worked with Sheila at Allstate for many years. I always told her she was my work mom, because she reminded me of my own mom. She cared about her work, her co-workers, and doing the right thing for every single customer.
Since her retirement, I've often thought about her. I was lucky to have a "catch up" conversation with her a while back (thanks to Facebook). She always gave great advice personally and professionally. She also talked about her family and loved you all so much! Heart of Gold! I'm glad to have known such a wonderful person.
Sheila, may you Rest in Peace!

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🙏

FROM THE FAMILY