ALBERT R. ROMERO Albert R. Romero, longtime resident of Santa Fe, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away October 13, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Romero was born in Clifton, AZ, on November 1, 1917, to Epiquio Romero and Mercedes Romero. Early on, the Romero family moved to Jerome, AZ, where he completed his schooling. Romero was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Josephine M. Medrano Romero; and his brothers and sisters. A proud WW II veteran, Romero served in the Navy, attaining the rank of SF3C, in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He received the Victory Medal. After coming to Santa Fe in 1934, he married his beloved Josephine Medrano on November 4, 1940, at Saint Francis Cathedral; their lives were filled with love and two wonderful daughters. Romero worked at LANL as a welder for thirty-two years. An energetic man filled with a wholesome zest for life, Romero developed many interests: he loved camping, fishing, jewelry making and was an accomplished oil painter. He loved all animals, especially dogs. Most of all, Romero enjoyed cooking hamburgers for his many friends and family. His gracious smile and warm heart will be missed by many. Romero is survived by his devoted daughters, Pearl Pinkerton of Santa Fe and Glory Cochrane of Albuquerque; sons-in-law Beau Pinkerton and Bruce Cochrane; step-grandsons, Trey Pinkerton, and Tony Pinkerton and wife Kim of San Diego, CA; step-great-grandchildren Abigail, Emily and Cameron Pinkerton. The family sends a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Kingston's Memory Care Unit. "They were our Angels!" Also, a special thanks to everyone at PMS Hospice Care for their wonderful care during a very difficult time. A rosary will be recited at the Saint Francis Cathedral, 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2013, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. with Military Honors. Funeral arrangements are by Berardinelli. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900