Kenneth Henry Romer Sr. 74 passed away December 14, 2012 at home
surrounded by family and friends. Ken was born on October 30, 1938 in
Syracuse, the son of the late Kenneth and Violet Bell Romer.
Ken served his country in the Navy in 1956 & 1957. He was employed at
Syracuse China then moved to Cortland in 1961 and worked at Smith Corona
and Edlund's Tool and Die before going to work for Norm Grant doing
plumbing and heating. He then started his own business and became a
licensed master plumber in 1974. He also served as president of the
Master Plumber's Association of Cortland for several years. Three of
his sons, Ken Jr., James and Ted also have become licensed master
plumbers in the years to follow.
Ken's interests included restoring cars, racing, dancing and he was also
an award winning competition roller skater in the 1960's. He thoroughly
enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and animals.
Ken is survived by his children Dana (Laurie) Piwinski, Ken (Richanna)
Romer Jr., James (Tina) Romer and Ted (Tammy) Romer. Ken is also
survived by his grandchildren Steven, Michael, Kyle, Ryan, Leah and
companion Marie Scott.
A special thanks to Iva Knupp, Joe Barbarito, Sandra Romer, Tina Romer
Cusson and Ronnie Romer.
Ken is pre-deceased by his parents, sister Bernadine, brother Donald,
neice Tammy Deyo, nephew Craig Deyo and neice Tammy Romer.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday evening from 4:00-7:00 at Wright
Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland. Funeral services will be
held on Thursday at 11:00am.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Ken's name is asked to
consider Cortland County Hospice 11 Kennedy Pkwy. Cortland, NY.
Sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Another plumber in heaven. Take Care Les Warren & family
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