Robert Louis Romer

March 5, 1948March 24, 2014
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Robert Louis Romer, 66, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 due to complications from multiple sclerosis. He was born March 5, 1948 to Donald and Ruth Romer in Celina, OH, and spent portions of his childhood in California and Florida. He graduated from Satellite High School in 1966 and received a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Florida in 1970. He married Phyllis Nowlin in 1971 in Gainesville, FL. He and Phyllis later lived in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL before relocating to Winter Haven in 1998. Bob worked for 39 years at State Farm Insurance Company. His long tenure at State Farm involved him in disaster recovery after Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew, and he worked as Claim Team Manager before retiring in 2011. Prior to being diagnosed with MS in 1992, Bob was an avid golfer and bowler. Throughout his life, he was a staunch supporter of the Florida Gators, an expert Scrabble player, and a gifted joke and storyteller.

Bob is survived by his mother, five sisters, two brothers, and by his four children, Sean, Guy, Elyse, and Diana. He is also survived by three grandchildren.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Randy, Lori, Jessica, Braden and Dylan & Tabatha Warrens

April 6, 2014

Sean, I was sad to see your note about your father's passing. Please accept my sympathy, you're in my thoughts.

While I was looking at some of the photos posted, I had the sense that he enjoyed himself at the gatherings depicted.

Sending our thoughts from our family to you and yours.

April 5, 2014

My sincere sympathy to you, Sean, and to your family at this sad time. Thinking of you and wishing you every grace and blessing in your sad loss. Be assured of my prayers for the repose of your father's soul. May he rest in peace.

Patricia, Scotland.

Fran Ropel

April 2, 2014

Robert and all his family have been in my prayers since his hospitalization. My deepest sympathy to his family and all who loved him. May he rest in peace.
Mrs. Fran Ropel (from St. Michael's Catholic Church, Roswell, GA)

April 1, 2014

Sean, Guy, Elyse, and Diana,
Wishing you all peace as you grieve your father. Our thoughts and condolences are with all of you......
Sincerely, Jim and Julie Keefe

Abigail Arthur-Chillman

March 31, 2014


My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You will be in my prayers.

Toni Hillebrand & Family

March 31, 2014

Your dad and family are remembered in our rosaries and prayers. May he rest in peace & may you all be comforted. +

Scott Ralston

March 31, 2014

Sean, we are so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joe and Clara Land

March 30, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mayola Hayes

March 29, 2014

I am very sorry to learn of the passing of Bob. He was my boss for several years at State Farm in Jacksonville, Florida. He was someone I looked up to and can only thank him for the opportunities he gave for me to advance in my job.

Margie Hardy

March 28, 2014

Diana, Elyse, Sean, & Guy, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was one of the nicest, kindest, smartest people I've known, as was your Mom. They were awesome together and I take comfort knowing they are together again. God Bless you all.
Much love,