Joseph Romanko (1928 - 2018)

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  • "may the God of all comfort strengthens the family at this..."
    - Evangline
  • "Our beloved Joe is sorely missed......may he rest..."
    - Vickie Massullo
  • "Dear Aunt Josephine, and Families, it is with sorrow I read..."
    - Patty Reed
  • "Very sorry to here about Joe he will be in our prayers."
    - Steve & Dot Busher
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    - Donald Greenhow
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Joseph Romanko, 89, of North Manheim Township, formerly of Bethlehem and Clinton, N.J., passed away on Friday at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, with his family by his side.

Born in Saint Clair, Aug. 9, 1928, he was a son of the late George and Anna Gulida Romanko.

He was a 1946 graduate of Saint Clair High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was first employed as a machine operator for the former Union Steel Co., Metuchen, N.J., and later worked as a custodian for North Hunterdon High School, Annandale, N.J., until his retirement in 1992.

He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church, Annandale, prior to moving as well as a member of St. Ambrose R.C. Church, Schuylkill Haven.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine A. Hooper, in 2012; sisters, Mary Dowling, Anna Schlecht, Irene Reed and Helen Dillion; brothers, George, John and Freddie Romanko.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Josephine Gober Romanko, whom he married Oct. 5, 1957; two sons, Dr. Kevin Romanko, San Francisco, Calif., and Gerard Romanko, Arlington, Va.; a brother, Martin Romanko, Colora, Md.; a family friend, Steve Fung, San Francisco; nieces and nephews, including his special niece, Christine Romanko.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Ambrose Church, 201 Randel St., Schuylkill Haven. Relatives and friends may call from 9:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Kostka No. 2 Cemetery, Branch Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund or in support of your local charity. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge. Visit

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 16, 2018
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