|Victor C. Romeo|
|May 28, 1937 - October 14, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday October 19, 2010 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 31st Ave. & 24th St., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday October 18, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Victor C. Romeo, 73, of Rock Island, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf surrounded by his family.|
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church for memorials to be established in Vic’s name.
Vic was born on May 28, 1937 in Rock Island, a son of P. Samuel and Genevieve L. Miller Romeo. He married Irene J. DeFayette on June 13, 1959 in Bettendorf.
He was a proud graduate of the 1955 class of Alleman High School. Vic retired from John Deere Harvester, East Moline after 28 years of service. He then sold real estate in the Quad Cities for 15 years. Vic later worked part-time at the Jewel Food Store, 1st Street, Moline.
He was a member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, where he served as a cantor at Sunday masses and was a member of the funeral choir. Vic was a member of the Rock Island Fitness Center, loved to jog and ran the Quad City Times Bix 7 for 30 years. He loved his family, people in general and he was loved by them.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom and Pam Romeo, Rock Island, Jay Romeo, Rock Island and Chris Romeo, Davenport; grandchildren, Joshua, Ashley, Nicholas, Jenna, Samantha, Joseph and Seth; great grandchildren, Caden and Alyssa; his mother, Genevieve, East Moline; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Patricia Romeo, Rock Island, Robert Romeo, Rock Island and Charles and Mary Ann Romeo, Austin, Minn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam; and a sister, Genevieve “Ginny Lou” Romeo.
My prayers to Vic's family. He was such a sweet and loving person. I worked with Vic and feel privileged to know him. Vic will be missed by many people.
-- Janet Pasturczak
Vic was always so positive about life. I still remember his enthusiastic "Hey Paisano" greetings in the halls of Alleman. He was an inspiration to all.
-- Jim Kuhn
To Irene and family sorry for your loss was so very wonderful to see you both at the reunion.Vic and I went to grade school at St.Joe what a wonderful friend.You will be in my prayers,God Bless all of you,Karen
-- Karen Kerres Booker class of 55 living in Jefferson City,Tenn.
What a wonderful man. He always made my job easy at the Nursing Home. Vic would give me a kind hello and a smile everytime he was in.
-- Diane Helms
His warmth and sweet nature made him a favorite of the staff at RIFAC.
-- Kay Stecher
My sympathy and prayers to Irene, Tom, Jay and Chris on the death of their husband/father. I will pray for Vic and to him for all of you. God love you, Sister J.T.
-- Sister J.T.(Judith Terese McNulty,BVM)
Vic was like a 2nd father to me as I was growing up. He was a great man and will missed dearly.
-- amber barbee kruse
Dear Irene and Family,
We have probably known you and Vic for over 50 years! What a gret guy! We just smile at the memory of the two of you swinging on the dance floor, you wer the best!
Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of this special man,
Patty and Jack Carlson
-- Patty and Jack Carlson
Dear Irene,Tom,Jay and Chris,
We were so sorry to learn of your Husband and Dad's death. He was quite a guy and we loved him. Our fondest memory is the two of you Irene swinging it out on the dance floor, you were the best!
We send our deepest sympathy and thoughts to all.
Patty & Jack Carlson
-- Patty and Jack Carlson
I was very sorry to read of Vic's passing. My sincere sympathy to Irene and to all his family. I didn't know him well, but he was always so pleasant whenever we'd see each other. I can tell by the obituary that he was a loving family man. May he rest in peace. Sincrely, Bob Cook (Moline)
-- Robert H. Cook
Dear Irene, Tom, Jay, Chris, and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your husband over the years....with everyone. Everyone loved Vic. I will miss his cheery smile, optimism, and hugs. Take care, Love, Rhonda
-- Rhonda Osbourne
I am so sorry to hear of Vic's passing. He was always the energy, the life of our choir at St. Pius. He kept us charged with his laughter and his jokes, always kidding about when the next choir party would be (he loved to socialize!). I remember the 'hey, paisan'" bit too from him. He made being a part of the choir (he was our lead tenor) enjoyable through all the practice grind. My prayers to Mrs. Romeo and the family. He will always be fondly remembered.
-- Steve Nagel
Chuck and the whole Romeo family:
My prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Having recently lost my sister Angie I know there will be a void in your lives with Vic's passing. He was such a joy to be around. I will miss seeing him at St. Joseph's Day and around town.
-- Lisa Mapes Polito
MY wife and I would like to expess our deepest condolences to the entire family. Without a doubt Vic was the most sincere and friendly outgoing person I have ever known. In my 40 years of knowing Vic I never once heard him say a unkind word about anyone in my life. He was a loving famly man that enjoyed life and all people. He fought a courageous battle that I'm not so sure many of us others could. Again, our deepest sympathies. To the entire family,cherise the momories. I know I will.
-- Steve Gotthardt
My sincere sympathy to you,Irene and your family during this difficult time.May God hold you in His loving arms and help you with the loss of your dear husband. Warm regards, Sandy Isaacs
-- Sandy Isaacs
Dear Irene & Family:
Please accept our sincere sympathy on Vic's passing. I always enjoyed working with both you and Vic. You made a great team. I know his passing will leave a big void in your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
-- Linnea Thompson & Staff
Vic (the "Little Paisano") was one of the first people I met when I started at John Deere over 36 years ago. He made coming in to work a joy. He has touched many lives. I feel blessed to have called him my friend. My sympathies to Irene and the rest of his family.
-- Julie Killen
Irene and family, the world has lost one of the kindest hearts and nicest person that has ever existed. Vic was one of the first persons to welcome me into the John Deere family in 1972. The image of Vic and Irene dancing at our Xmas parties will always be in our memories. We are sure that anyone that ever met Vic will hold a special memory of him in their hearts.
-- Bea and Juan Riojas
Dear Irene and family,
What a big hole this will make in yours, and the lives of many others. The "Pioneers" have lost one of its most valued members! I have known Vic since high school days, and he was loved by so many, including our family. He was an exceptional, courageous, loving man, and a perfect role model to all. Many hugs and prayers are being sent your way.
-- Carol and Jim Loula
Dear Tom & Family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My sister worked with him at Jewel's and would always tell me stories & about how much she loved working with him. You are in my thoughts & prayers. It's not easy to loose a parent. Your dad never met a stranger.
-- Julie Rimkus Lewis
My sincere sympathy for your loss. Vic was a wonderful compassionate person who has meant the world to me since we worked together and rode to work together back in the 60's. He was always friendly and fun, and there was never a dull moment with Vic around.
My prayers are with you Irene and sons.
-- Carol Phillips
Tom, I am very sorry for your loss Tom. I wish I could be there to come by and see you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We have lost a couple of good guys over the past few weeks. I hope to see you soon, ROMO.
John Murphy (Murph)
-- John P. Murphy
Dear Irene, Tommy, Jay and family,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Vic. It was always fun to visit at the Barbee's and seeing Vic out in the yard. Always having a good time and singing like an Opera Star. He will be missed. God Bless.
-- Willy Strupp and Denise Strupp
I wish the Romeo's my deepest sympathy. As a 1957 grad from Alleman I remember Vic and Irene from the dances at Alleman. They were always the best dancers on the floor. Vic was a special person he never forgot a name even if had not seen you in years. He will be missed by many.
-- Sharon A Bennett-Lecnar
We are so sorry to hear of Vic's passing. Although we had not known him for long, we consider both of you as friends. He always greeted me at the store and asked about Bill. I last saw him at Pepsico.
May God be your strength now and always.
Sincerely, Gwen and Bill
-- Bill and Gwendolyn Blais
Aunt Irene, Tommy, Jay and Chris, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, I'll always remember Uncle Vic taking me and dad on the tours at the JD Combine Works.
God Bless, Bobby and Deb DeFayette
-- Bobby and Deb DeFayette
Dearest Irene, Tom, Jay and Chris,
I was so sorry to hear Vic. Vic was a part of my whole childhood. I remember him singing Italian all the time in his driveway...and often he would come over to break up the fights my brother's and I were having when my mom was gone. I was really touched when he showed up for my dad's funeral back in 2005. My prayers are with you all. Love, Margaret McCartny (Maggie Daley-Seattle)
-- Margaret McCartney
Dear Irene, Jay, Tom, and Chris, My family and "many" have been blessed to have Vic as a friend! His love of life and true care for all around him made him truly special, and a role model for all! I will miss his greeting when I would see him at RIFAC, the store, in town, or at a Rocky - Alleman game: "How are you young man and those special girls of mine" (referring to my daughters). Thanks Irene and guys for sharing your husband and father with us all! God Bless...
-- John Punkiewicz Family
Irene, so many memories, huh? Vic was the host with the most, a fun and sweet man. I always loved to watch the 2 of you dance. May you and your loved ones feel God's peace.
-- Cheri (Edmund) Salisbury
My condolences to Irene and the family. The Realtor Community will surely miss him and his good humor. It was a pleasure knowing him.
-- Becki Rogers-Neese
Dear Irene, I'm so sorry to have heard of your family's loss. There will truly be a void in the world without him. ~Cindy
-- Cindy Black
Dear Irene, Tom, Jay, and Chris,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Vic. My thoughts and prayers to your family. He was one of my most kindest, thoughtful, gentlemen I had the pleasure of knowing. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers sent from Oklahoma!
-- Todd Johnson
Dear Irene, sorry to hear that Vic recently passed away. We have you and your family in our prayers. What a guy, always a smile and friendly hello whenever we saw either one of you. Stay strong and may God Bless You. Gene and Janet Standaert, Crossville, TN
-- Gene Standaert