OBITUARY

Mason Romaine MD

January 31, 1922February 25, 2013

MASON ROMAINE, III, MD, age 90, of Jacksonville, Florida, died on February 25, 2013. He was born on December 31, 1922 in Petersburg, Virginia. He was the son of Elizabeth Patteson and Charles Nichols Romaine. He entered college at age 16 and received his B.A. from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia in 1942. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1945. Dr. Romaine pursued post graduate medical education in New York City where he was an intern and resident at Bellevue and Memorial Hospitals. He completed a Fellowship in Cardiology at New York Post Graduate Medical School & University Hospital in 1950. Dr. Romaine moved to Jacksonville in 1950 as a pioneer in the field of cardiology. He served his profession in many ways: President of the Florida Heart Association, member and officer of the American Medical Association, member of the American Heart Association, member of the Duval County Medical Association and member of the Southern Medical Association. Over the years, Dr. Romaine served as Chief of Cardiology at Duval Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital. He also served as Medical Director of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. for many years. Most importantly, Dr. Romaine served as a compassionate and dedicated caregiver to his patients for more than 40 years.

Dr. Romaine was an Ensign in the US Navy Reserves while in medical school from 1943-1945. He was called back into active duty during the Korean War from 1956-1957. He was a Naval Commander in the Medical Corps stationed at NAS Jacksonville. Simultaneously, he maintained his private medical practice. Dr. Romaine was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and served as a member of the Vestry. He was also a founding member of Jacksonville Episcopal High School.

Over the years, Dr. Romaine enjoyed memberships in Timuquana Country Club, The Florida Yacht Club, The River Club, Ponte Vedra Club and the Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor (Islesboro, ME).

Dr. Romaine is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anne Parker Romaine; three children: Mason Romaine IV (Jeannie) of Jacksonville, FL, Randolph P. Romaine of Columbia, SC, and Douglas P. Romaine (Elizabeth) of Lexington, KY; six grandchildren: Kollen, Mason V, Janie, Anne Mason, Doug and Charlotte; and two great grandchildren: Nolan and Virginia Mason; and several nieces and a nephew.

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, St. Catherine Labouré Manor and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida---The Dr. Gaston J. Acosta-Rua Center for Caring. Special thanks to Linda, Sherri, Pam and Jerry for their loving care.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, February 28th at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at a later date at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution is suggested to Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32210.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Chapel 729 South Edgewood Ave. Jacksonville, Florida

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Pam Hall

March 5, 2013

Dr. Romaine will be missed by me and my daughters, we have such fond memories of him. He and Mrs. Romaine were a wonderful addition to island life on Islesboro. Hugs to Mrs Romaine and to Rand...thinking of you!

March 1, 2013

Dr. Romaine was the father of three great sons, and he was an excellent host. My condolences to the family, and a tribute to Dr. Romaine. Best, Sandy Stuart

Ruth Childers

February 28, 2013

Doug, Havana and I are thinking of you. Having a father as a physician is a very special way to grow up, and I am sure he was a dedicated doctor and inspiring Dad. Our thoughts are with you.

Charley Frazier

February 28, 2013

Doug & Rand,
I never met your Dad, but it sounds like he had a full & rich life of 90 years. My condolences and sympathy to you and your families.Sincerely, Charley Frazier

Schotzie Jarvis

February 28, 2013

I did not know your father, but he must of been great.......because you are a good man.

Ann Pruitt

February 28, 2013

Mason and Anne were the best next- door neighbors my parents ever had. Very sorry to read of Dr. R's passing; he will be missed by many. I hope Anne is in good health. Sending love and hugs from Colorado.

American Heart Association

February 28, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Carolyn Evans

February 28, 2013

To Mrs. Romaine and Family, I enjoyed knowing Dr. Romaine for many years @ St. Vincent's. He was always a caring and Loving physician and very classy individual. Thank you and the family for Sharing him with us. Take Care. All my Love Carolyn

February 28, 2013

Take comfort by remembering all of the cherished memories you have in your heart. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Mary (Pruitt) and Jim Kokovitch/formerly Jacksonville/now St. Augustine

Karen Tolliver

February 27, 2013

Dr. Romaine was a great physician and person. I knew him from my many years at St. Vincents. You will be in my prayers.