June 19, 1933 – December 28, 2018
Vincent B. Romano, 85 years old, passed away on December 28, 2018.
Vincent was born on June 19, 1933 in Passaic, NJ, raised in Lodi, NJ, and proudly enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 before serving in active duty during the Korean War. Vincent was stationed at Hunter AFB, Georgia in 1953 when he met the love of his life, Betty Jean Fowler. After he served his Country, Vincent married Betty in 1954 and moved to Washington, D.C. where they would raise their four children.
Vincent then joined the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department in 1958, where during his 20 year career he would work as a K-9 Officer alongside his beloved partner, Maverick, and later retire as Sergeant of Washington, D.C.’s 4th District.
Vincent and Betty enjoyed retirement in Melbourne, Florida, where Vincent, an avid Golfer, was a longtime-respected member of the Suntree Country Club and member of many golf groups such as “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Renegades”. For many years Vincent chaired a popular annual event at the club known as “The Italian Open”. His many friends will remember his sense of humor and his love for the game of golf. He will be sorely missed by his fellow golfing buddies and friends to which over the course of 30 years he grew extremely close.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent Romano Sr. and Pauline Romano, from Lodi, NJ.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Betty J. Romano, son, Raymond V. Romano and fiance, Bonnie Johns, from Ocean City, MD, son, J. Dana Romano and daughter-in-law, Ida Romano, from Davidsonville, MD, daughter, Tina Romano-Thur, and son-in-law, Tom Thur, from Severna Park, MD, and daughter, Lisa M. Romano, from Williamsburg, VA, along with grandchildren Julie Larkins, Vincent Romano, Anthony Romano, Raymond N. Romano, Christina Tribble, Laura Ross, Ashley Romano, Tony Thur, Gina Romano, Brandon Powell, and seven great-grandchildren.
Vincent is also survived by his brother, Roy Romano, and wife, Rose (Chickie) Romano, from Manahawkin, NJ, and sister, Joyce Nigro, and husband, Louis Nigro, from Waretown, NJ, along with his nieces and nephews.
Vincent will long be remembered as a loving and devoted family man, a very proud servant of his country, an avid golfer, and a loyal friend to all that knew him.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am on February 7, 2019 at St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church located at 689 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park, MD 21146.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vincent’s name to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231 or online at www.heart.org.
- American Heart Association
January 1, 2019
Dear Aunt Betty and all my cousins, I was very upset to hear about the passing of Uncle Vincent. We send our deepest heartfelt condolences to you all during your time of sorrow. Hold close all the special memories and find peace in your heart that his time on earth was well lived. I enjoyed going with grandma to visit him back in 1990, he took us on the golf cart and we had a great visit. I also remember when he came to Lodi to visit grandma and granddaddy growing up, fond memories that I will cherish forever. Love this picture of him and my dad, brothers! May he R.I.P.
January 1, 2019
Vinny was with me when I got my hole in one and I was with him when he had a 300+ yard drive on #8 on the Classic Course; he almost drove the green! Whenever I went to Lunch with the boys on Tuesday Vinny would be there, full of good humor.
The last time I saw him he and Betty had Thanksgiving dinner with Jan and me, we will miss him very much.