Jimmy “James” R. Romich

Jimmy “James” R. Romich, a 70-year-old Round Lake Heights resident, passed away at home late Friday night, April 26, 2013.  He was born in Boise, ID on May 26, 1942 to the now late Mike and Pauline {nee Paddock} Romich.  Jim served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.  He was a former advisor for the Round Lake Beach Police Cadets, a long-time volunteer/caretaker for Spay and Stay in Grayslake, and one of the original members of the Round Lake Area Mobile Eye.  He is survived by Madelene, his wife of 34 years, whom he wed on July 29, 1978 in Grayslake; his children Jaime Holub, Bud (Bonnie) Kowalski, Wayne (Andrea) Kowalski, Julie Paddock, Trisha Peck, and Julianna Romich; his grandchildren Steven, Alex, Katie, Austin, Allison, Guiliano, and David; one great-grandchild; his siblings Donalee, Johnnie, and Sandy; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  His brother Mike preceded him in death.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., with the funeral service commencing at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake.  Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Spay and Stay, www.spayandstay.org. or to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

3 Responses to Jimmy “James” R. Romich

  • Donalie Salo says:

    Little Brother, I cry for the years we lost but am so joyful we found each other again. These past years were precious. I will miss you so much but we will see each other again. Your loving sister, Donalie.

  • Douglas Westermann says:

    So sorry for the loss of Jim and yet so glad he became part of my life and the Police Cadet Program.

  • Angie Perry says:

    My sincere condolences to Madelene and family during this time of sorrow, may the God of all comfort bring peace of mind and heart to you with his promise that there will be a return to life in the future by way of a resurrection. Until this promise is fulfiled may you draw the support needed to cope, from the Holy Bible.–Acts 24:15