Gary Romeo

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana-Gary L. Romeo, 68, passed away at his home Monday evening, April 8, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gary was born March 22, 1945 in Colum-biana, a son of the late James and Leora Miner Romeo and had lived in this area all of his life. He was a 1964 graduate of Columbiana High School and served in the Army Reserves from 1965 thru 1971.

He was a meat cutter for area supermarkets, including A&P, Golden Dawn, Sparkle and Giant Eagle for almost 50 years. Gary was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Columbiana. He loved golfing, classic cars and most of all spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, the former Mary M. Cannatti, whom he married June 26, 1976; his daughter, Jill Marie (Melvin) Miller of Leetonia; his son, Matthew James (Jenna) Romeo of Dublin; the loves of his life, his grandchildren, Kayleigh, Kirkland, Kerrigan and Karlisle Miller and Olivia Romeo; a brother, James (Carol) Romeo of Columbiana; and Roberta (Bobbi) Lower, whom he loved like a sister.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 pm Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana with Deacon Dr. Louis Cosentino officiating. Friends may call from 3-5 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gary may be made to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of the Valley.

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