OBITUARY

Albert "Al" Camille Romano

July 18, 1930January 5, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Albert “Al” Camille Romano passed away peacefully in Sugar Land on Tuesday, the 5th of January 2021. He was 90 years of age.

Albert was born on the 18th of July 1930, in Houston to Anthony John Romano, Sr. and Anna Cecile Romano (né Macaione). He spent his childhood growing up in the then predominantly Italian 5th Ward and attended St. Thomas High School where, despite his small stature, he was a star baseball and football player. He later played semi-pro baseball for the Houston Shamrocks. Albert was an avid golfer and bowler.

Albert served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 where he achieved the rank of Sargent. Afterwards, he attended the University of Houston School of Optometry, and, upon graduating, entered the practice of optometry with his brother Gerry with whom he worked for fifty years before retiring in 2011. Albert and Gerry also worked alongside their father Tony and their brother Buck who ground lenses and fitted patients with frames. He was a long-time member of the 20 Club, an Italian American fraternal organization, where he had many close friends.

He is survived by his son, Paul Albert Romano; his brother, Gerald “Gerry” J. Romano and his wife Patricia “Pat”; his sister, Rose Ann Romano and her husband Carl “Sunny,” and brother, Roger “Rock” Romano; his sisters-in-law; Antoinette, Sylvia, and Susan Romano; and four stepchildren that he loved very much, Minette Feather and her husband Russell, Melanie Duryea, Mary Bell and her husband Wayne, and Clay John Eschete and his wife Annie. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jason Romano, Barry Romano, Gabriella Romano, and Paul Albert Romano, Jr. Albert was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Lillian “Mimi” Duplantis Romano; his brother, Anthony “Buck” John Romano, Jr.; his brothers, James “Jimmy” D. Romano and Joseph Louis Romano.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from ten until eleven o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, the 13th of January, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where a funeral service will commence at eleven o’clock. Virtual attendance may be accessed by selecting the "Join Livestream" icon in the service information section of Mr. Romano’s online memorial tribute at GeoHLewis.com. There, memories and words of comfort and condolence may also be shared electronically with his family.

Interment will immediately follow, via escorted cortege, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. Honored to serve as casket bearers during the service are Michael Romano, David Romano, Mark Romano, John Romano, Christopher Romano, Kenneth Haude and Christopher Simank.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    VIEW VIDEO

Memories

Albert "Al" Camille Romano

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Sally Evans

January 13, 2021

Dr. Albert looked after my eyes for decades, beginning in the 1970s. (After he retired, Dr. Gerry inherited me.) While the practice was always up-to-date with equipment and technique, none of that was more important than Dr. Albert’s personal approach to caring for me. I’m sure his other patients felt the same. In later years, asking after Dr. Albert became an essential part of my arrival for any appointment.

Brian Rodgers

January 13, 2021

Dr. Al cared for my eyes from 1972 when I moved to Houston until his retirement. He did so with great professionalism and a wonderful “bedside” manner. The practice that he helped to build continues to care for me to this day. I am grateful to have had him in my life. He will be missed.

Mary Bell

January 12, 2021

We love you Albert. You have been the best Step Dad we could have ever asked for. You stepped into our lives and became our bonus Dad after our Dad left this earth. You became a husband to our Mom and a Grandpa Al to all of our children and loved them like your own. We love you and are so happy you are flying again in heaven. love, mary

Lorie Fowler

January 12, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Albert in 1999, when he hired me as his personal trainer. We became fast friends and enjoyed many laughs and deep conversations in and out of the gym.

Albert shared so many stories about his childhood, his parents and siblings and most of all his son and the deep love he had for Paul. He was so proud of Paul and the man he had become!

I remember when he asked Mimi to marry him and how excited he was! She was his best friend and he loved her so much! I know he is at peace with her, once again!

Rest In Peace my friend, I will miss you!

Gerry and Pat Romano

January 10, 2021

Albert will be misses by us so much. We are comforted knowing he is no longer hurting and is with Mimi and family and friends that went before him. Love to Paul for the loving care during Al’s last days.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY