ROMELLI, Roy, loving husband of the late Barbara L. (nee Spicer), Devoted father of Angela (Rick) Baker, Lisa (Dave) Gillman, Maria (Darrell) Haltom, Joseph (the late Gretchen) Romelli, Louis Romelli (Suzie Thomas) and Nicola (Todd) Burgun. Beloved grandfather of Karla (Jeremy) Weirs, Christopher Baker, Haley Gillman, Neil (Devin) Haltom, Maddie Haltom, Alex Lewellen, Dominic Romelli, Elizabeth Cornell, Sophia Romelli, Brandon and Brodie Burgun. Great grandfather of Logan, Marley, Nova, and Owen Weirs. Dear brother of the late Fern Roberto, Patrick (Mary Ann). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and counsins. August 7, 2022, age 88 years. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, August 13, 10:00 A.M. at San Antonio Church. Visitation, Friday, August 12, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Dalbert, Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Roy was a man of many interests and talents. He was very active in all aspects of San Antonio Church, including the Men’s and Ladies Club, the pizza and spaghetti dinners and Lunch on the House. Roy often volunteered his sheetmetal talents for improvements around the church.
As a young man, he was a great dancer and a musician. Roy played the upright bass in a jazz band with his brother Pat. They played various weddings and clubs throughout Cincinnati. Roy continued to play weekly with Pat up until the last few months.
After retiring in 1999 from Kirk and Blum Manufacturing, Roy became a motorcycle enthusiast, buying his first bike at age 70. He made many friends over the past eighteen years. He particularly enjoyed his many annual trips to Washington, D.C. for The Rolling Thunder ride to honor veterans. Roy was a veteran himself, having served in the Army from 1956-1958.
Roy’s other interests included watching local sports, reading, cooking, refinishing furniture and spending time with his family and friends. He was truly loved, and will be greatly missed.
Friends and family are invited to a Visitation 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home (2880 Boudinot Ave. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at San Antonio Church (1950 Queen City.)
If desired, memorials may be made in Roy’s name to Holy Family Church, 3006 W. 8th St. Cincinnati, OH 45205 Attn: Vic Minella or CCA (Cincinnati Center for Autism), 305 Cameron Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45246 https://www.cincinnaticenterforautism.org/donate