Robert Nicholas Romanac
Robert Nicholas Romanac, 81, of Charlottesville, passed away on November 18, 2021. Robert was born on October 31, 1940, in Bellmore, New York, to the late Martin J. and Elfrieda Romanac.
Robert joined the Charlottesville Police Department in 1956 and retired in 1996. Bob was the School Resource Officer at Charlottesville High School from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. While Bob was at the high school, he was also the advisor of the Charlottesville Police Explorer Program. Many of the explorers he advised became active in law enforcement and became successful in their careers. He also coached wrestling at Lane High School and became Head Wrestling Coach at Charlottesville High School. Bob was the President of the Piedmont Shrine Club and President of the Fraternal Order of Police. Bob's favorite time of the year was Christmas when he played Santa Clause in the community and at the Annual F.O.P Children's Christmas Party.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, James A. Romanac, Martin R. "Sonny" Romanac, and Nicholas J. Romanac.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Constance Romanac; his daughter, Robin Flanagan and her husband, James; his son, Todd Romanac; stepdaughter, Brandi Burns and her husband, Ronald Drinkwine; a step-grandson, Brett Burns; brother, Thomas M. Romanac; nieces, Keri Romanac, Lisa Bologna and her husband, Sal, Courtney Bahr and her husband, Christian, Lauren Romanac, Alyssa Romanac, Kim Woods, Michelle Romanac, and Tiffany Richards; and one nephew, Cameron Romanac.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children
A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Teague Funeral Service in Charlottesville. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday December 2, 2021, at the funeral home followed by interment at Holly Memorial Gardens.
Published by Daily Progress on Nov. 28, 2021.