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February 16, 2012

George B. Romer, a retired plumber from Coleman Plumbing and Heating of Florida, NY, died on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Raleigh, NC after a long illness. He was 68.

The son of the late George Benson Romer and Audrey Irene Wilson, he was born July 8, 1943 in Warwick, NY.

A family statement reads: “George will be remembered for his love of country music, sporting cowboy hat, big belt buckles and cowboy boots while line dancing with his wife. 3D jigsaw puzzles were his favorite pastime.”

George is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda; children George B. Romer, III and Kim Timothy Romer, both of South Carolina, Christopher Romer and Royce Romer, both of North Carolina, Penny (Romer) Conklin and husband Russell of Tennessee; grandchildren Michael, Justin and Jessica; one great grandchild; step-daughter Patty and husband John Fitzsimmons; grandchildren Sean and Sara of North Carolina; stepson David Miller and wife Allison of Pine Island, NY; brothers: Doug Romer of Matamoras, Charles Romer of Glen Spey, NY, Edsell Romer of Matamoras, Russell Romer of Pelston, MI,, Donald Romer of Port Jervis, NY and Jesse Romer of Mountaindale, NY; sisters Shirley Cooper of Maybrook, NY, Trudy Baez of Milford, and Keturah Romer of Monticello, NY; many grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sisters Irene Blair and Hilda McGraw; brother Allen Romer; grandson Jeremy Conklin; and stepdaughter Shelly DeGroat.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.