Robert "Buddy" Romero

March 20, 1937February 1, 2019

Buddy passed away peacefully at his home over looking Mission Bay on February 1, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.

Buddy was born in Albuquerque and spent the first 10 years living in Las Lunas, New Mexico. At age 10, his parents moved to San Diego, California where he met the love of his life, Carole Legreve.

Buddy and Carole married in 1958, and had two sons, Ron and Ken. Buddy mastered many professions in his work career from: San Diego Police Officer, land sales, pie maker (Lance Alworth’s favorite pie-key lime), restaurant owner and owner of a landscape maintenance business. Throughout his life, Buddy always held faith, family and friends in the highest regard.

Buddy will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, his two sons, his ever faithful dog, Max, and his many other outdoor fishing and shooting friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church located at 1957 Coolidge Street, San Diego, CA 92111.

A Celebration of Life will follow immediately thereafter at Fillipi’s located at 10330 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92120 (directions will be distributed after the service).


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Robert "Buddy" Romero

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Gary & Marcy Krueger

February 17, 2019

Carole & Family

Our sincere condolences as we share your loss of Robert.

I first was introduced to Buddy on the skeet fields of Miramar, where I took lessons from the Coach. We hit it off immediately and became friends and he a patient of mine. I can't decide between shooting , hunting, or in my dental chair were I had more fun and laughs . Buddy was a special man to many and will be missed by all who called him friend.

Rest in Peace Good Friend

Gary and Marcy Krueger

Tim McFarland

February 13, 2019

Growing up with Ron and Ken, I know how important their dad was to them - My thoughts are with the entire family. I was thinking about a time when Bud invited me to go fishing with him - every time we moved to a new fishing spot, Bud would break out the Ding Dongs. He said "here have a Ding Dong - this will bring us luck". We caught the fish and had a great time. Good memory!

Mike Bivins

February 9, 2019

Carole and family,

So sorry for your loss, Buddy was a great man that touched so many lives. Will never forget some of his sayings on the clays course as he was coaching everyone. He will live on in all our memories. God bless

Rest in peace,

Liz Houk

February 7, 2019


From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. Buddy was a wonderful man who I was lucky to have as a friend and a Coach. I am truly blessed that Taco Tuesday brought us together. Buddy's coaching continues on through Robert and all the others Buddy touched in his coaching career. The memory of Buddy will always be in my heart.

Your dear friend,


Robert Zickert

February 6, 2019


My deepest sympathy for the loss of Buddy.

Buddy was sculpted from God's finest clay. He was honest, direct (sometimes to a fault), trustworthy and steadfast in his friendship. I was honored to call him my best friend.

May he rest in peace.

Robert Z.