Faustin "Carl" Romero
Reno - Faustin Carl Romero 87, of Reno, Nevada went to the Lord on October 29, 2020 after peacefully passing away at home surrounded by his loving family.
Carl was born in Mora, New Mexico in 1933 to Manuel and Alicia Romero. Carl attended Cal State Chico and Azusa Pacific University. After college, he moved to Lake Tahoe, California where he met his wife Sara Lee Romero; together they raised their family in Meyers, California before moving to Reno in 1965.
Carl had a long and successful career in the casino industry until following his dream of owning a local restaurant. After Carl retired, he volunteered with S.A.V.E. at the Reno Police Department. He made many friends and enjoyed his mornings with "The Breakfast Club."
When Carl wasn't working or volunteering, he loved spending time with family and being outdoors: hiking, camping , snorkeling and scuba diving.
Carl also had a great love for animals and had many throughout his life.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Alicia Romero and his sister Georgia Serna as well as his daughter-in-law Darla Miceli and granddaughter Lisa Miceli.
Carl is survived by his wife Sara Romero and children Maria Steglich, Anthony Miceli, Lynne Patterson, John Miceli, Carl Romero and Lisa Romero-Cambero and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carl is also survived by his brother Roger Romero and Millie Williams.
A special thank you to Kindred Hospice for their care of Carl in his last months, especially Barbara, Betty, Kelly, Jen, and Claudia.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the SPCA of Northern Nevada or The Nevada Humane Society or your favorite rescue in his memory to honor Carl's love of animals.
Due to Covid restrictions, a private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 20, 2021.