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C. Victor Romano, M.D. of New Smyrna Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 22, 2013. He was born on March 23, 1928 in Yonkers, New York, son of the late Gaetano and Margaret (Onorato) Romano. In World War II, Dr. Romano served as a merchant sailor in the North Atlantic and, later, became a proud U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War and later retiring as a Navy captain. Following his graduation from Florida Southern College in 1951 and his service in the Korean War, Dr. Romano attended Medical School at Loyola University in Chicago and, after teaching himself French, attended the Université de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Romano married his college sweetheart, Charlotte Yvonne Talla in 1955. He was a well-loved and respected Physician in Yonkers, New York and was a true "old school" doctor who never left home without his medical bag and was known for rendering medical aid anywhere and suturing family and friends at the family kitchen table. Choosing to go back on active duty with the U.S. Navy in 1974, Dr. Romano rose to the rank of Captain and served with the U.S. Navy in Groton, Connecticut, Orlando, Florida and Bayonne, New Jersey and with the United States Marine Corps in Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Dr. Romano loved John Wayne, New York Yankee baseball, sailing ships, camping and Atlantic City. Dr. Romano was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte and is survived by his daughter, Catherine; sons, Carl and Christopher; niece, Michele Montalbano; nephew Thomas Romano; granddaughters, Olivia Storch, Francesca, Sophia and Charlotte Romano; grandson, Benjamin Storch; sister-in-law, Sally Talla; and his dear friends, Gerry, Lorraine and Michelle Pasquale. He will be missed. Rest in Peace "Bald Eagle" may you have "Fair Winds and Following Seas". Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lankfordfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 28, 2013