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John Romonosky Jr.

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ROMONOSKY John Romonosky, Jr., age 82, of Groveport, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011. John was born and raised in Harrisburg, Illinois, son of the late John and Anna Romonosky. John graduated from Harrisburg High School, Class of 1947. In 1949, John was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a pitcher. During that time, John played for various minor league teams, including the Columbus Red Birds. He played major league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Senators. Following his retirement from baseball, John worked as a Franklin County Deputy Sheriff for 34 years. John was a man who was very energetic and loved life. He was a member of the Central Ohio Home Plate Club, Columbus Clippers Booster Club, Tri County Gun Club, Pickerington Senior Center, and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. He enjoyed painting, hunting, trap shooting, gardening, baseball and many other sports. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with family. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Jean Romonosky; children, Roxanna (Bill) McCulloch, Ronald (Audrey) and Richard (Beth) Romonosky; grandchildren, Brian and Matt McCulloch, and Glen, Rachel, and Rebeka Romonosky; brother, Richard (Shirley) Romonosky; many nieces and nephews; and other extended family members and dear friends. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at 6:30 p.m. October 6, 2011 at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., where family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. until time of service. Rev. Herb Goetz officiating. Contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, OhioHealth Foundation, 180 Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to the Central Ohio Home Plate Club for the John Romonosky Outstanding High School Pitcher Award, 3603 Panama Dr., Westerville, Ohio 43081. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2011
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