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7/10/1954 – 8/6/2012
Born and raised in Bronx, N.Y., Bob attended St. Margaret Mary's school where he was a choir boy. His fondest boyhood memories were of food and holidays in N.Y., N.J. and Pa. Moving to California in 1969, he graduated from Orange High in 1972. In 1980, Bob arrived in Flagstaff Ariz., here he had several businesses, was active in the community, and obtained his degree from Northern Arizona University. After graduation, a new career took him to Reno Nev. In 2004, Bob moved to Auburn Calif., where he treasured the natural beauty of the foothills.
Living life-fully, Bob was a walking testimony to the fact that Life is Good. Diagnosed with chronic lymphatic leukemia in 2000, he gave it the good fight with determination, dignity and style. Peacefully slipping away while family and friends slept nearby, Bob will be missed for his irreverent humor, limitless love of ideas, and infinite curiosity of humanity. An inspiration, Bob encouraged others to "Be Weird. Be Random. Be Who You Are. Because You Never Know Who Would Love The Person You Hide." Therefore, Bob's BBQ and Crematorium has been deemed an annual event to carry on his exuberant spirit.
Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Romanchick, and his pal, Spud, Bob is survived by his loving mother, Dorothy Romanchick, devoted wife, Kimberly, grateful step-daughters, Sarah and Rachael Rutter, caring sisters, Diane Romanchick (Paul), and Denise Moore (Robert), nephew and best-buddy, Ryan Moore, and long-time friend, Carl Riggle (Deb).
Those wishing to donate can send contributions in Bob's name to UC Davis Health System, Cancer Center, http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/giving/Memorial_TributeGifts/index.html where he was treated by Dr. Joseph Tuscano and the UC Davis staff with incredible respect, compassion, and a sincere appreciation of Bob's fortitude and generous spirit.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 21, 2012