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William Romer

AGE: 85 • Westerleigh

William F. Romer, 85, formerly of Westerleigh, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2017, surrounded by his family.

William was born May 5, 1932 in Tottenville, the second of three children to Margaret and William Romer. After growing up in Tottenville and attending Tottenville High School, William attended Baruch College before enlisting and serving honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean War on the USS Myles C. Fox. Shortly after his return, he met and married the love of his life, Mildred Romer (née Frew), and began his career as an internal bank auditor. After a 37-year career at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, William retired in 1992, and relocated to Manahawkin, New Jersey several years later, where he spent the remainder of his life.

As someone who deeply valued experiencing life and learning new things, William was fascinated by the world around him, and spoke often of his travels during his time abroad while serving in the navy; he was also an avid reader. A caring, thoughtful man known for his quiet sense of humor and a unique ability to tell stories, William was beloved by both his friends and family alike, and will be remembered first and foremost for his kindness and willingness to lend a helping hand to those around him. Predeceased by his cherished wife Mildred after 46 years of marriage, as well as his sister Joan McGinn, William is survived by his sister Claire Tobin; his children William Romer, Nancy Romer-Glass, and Susan Howley; his son-in-law Thomas Howley; his grandchildren Thomas, Erin, and Sean Howley, and Griffin and Grant Glass; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday July 5, 2017 at St. Mary's Parish at 747 West Bay Ave. in Barnegat, NJ beginning at 11 AM. Prior to services, friends and family may pay their respects beginning at 10:30 AM at the church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, Manahawkin, NJ.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 3, 2017
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