Richard R. Rome, 85, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Milford Manor Nursing Home, West Milford, NJ.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1926 in Milton, NJ to Jenny (nee Paulison) Rome and Alfred Rome and was raised in Jefferson Township.
Mr. Rome proudly served in the US Army during WWII
. He was a chartered member of the American Legion Post 423 as well as a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post 564 in Jefferson Township.
Mr. Rome married Emma Marie (nee Beardslee) in 1947 and together they raised their children Hazel and Richard.
Mr. Rome is survived by his wife Emma, his son Richard Rome and his wife Su Ann of Jefferson Township, his daughter Hazel VanZandt and her husband Wayne of High Point, NC.; his five grandchildren Jeremiah and Jonathan Rome, both of Jefferson Township, Mindy Frank of Port Jervis, NY, Angela Thomas and her husband Scott of Punta Gorda, FL., and David VanZandt and his wife Filiz of Greensboro, NC.; three great grandchildren Aryanna and Javin Frank, and Emma VanZandt; his step-grandchildren Sunshine and Alicia Kolb, and a step-great grandson Michael Kolb.
The family received visitors on Aug. 22 at the Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home, 187 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. A funeral service took place on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the funeral home. Interment immediately followed at Milton, Cemetery in Milton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Rome's memory to: Milton First Aid Squad, 45 Milton Road, Milton, NJ 07438.