John "J.J." Romano Jr., 40, known to those closest to him as J.J., passed away suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
He was a graduate of Vineland High School, a graduate of Cumberland County College and Rowan University. Born and raised in Vineland, for the past two years John was employed at the Law Office of Seymour Wasserstrum as a legal assistant in the loan modifications department. Colleagues and clients alike will remember him for "going above and beyond to help others in need." John also worked part time as a catering organizer for the Beth Israel Synagogue. He loved to socialize, ride horses, dance, sing and take trips to the casino. He enjoyed living life to the fullest and will be remembered by loved ones as having a smile that could light up any room.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Romano; brother, Eddie Maddalena, both of Vineland; three nephews, Matthew, Jimmy and Joe; two nieces, Danielle and Carol; and several cousins. John is predeceased by his father, John Romano Sr. of Vineland; brother, Vincent Romano; and sisters, Carol Marandino and Lori Maddalena. "J.J. lit up my life, if love could keep him alive, he would live forever."
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be private. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Newfield Bank, Sixth and Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360 to the John Romano Jr. Memorial Fund.