Robert Arthur “Bob” Romberger, 92, of Myrtle Beach and formerly of Southern Pines, NC, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 12, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 20, 1924 in Evansville, Indiana, son of the late Robert Otto and Doris Arthur Romberger.
In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Crego and Lucille Runyon and one brother, Herbert Romberger.
Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a Technical Sergeant in the 15th Air Force/98th Bomb Group on the flight crew of a B24. He attended Ohio State University, became a dedicated Buckeye fan and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Bob retired from Hillenbrand Industries after serving 12 years as the President of Dominion Metalware Industries in Port Credit, Ontario, a division of Hillenbrand Industries. He attended Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. An avid golfer, he relished time spent on the golf course. Bob adored music and enjoyed playing his trumpet. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, adored grandfather and great-grandfather.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 71 proud years, Jeane D. Rauch Romberger; two daughters, Beth Miller and husband, Bob of Myrtle Beach and Cheryl Glickstein and husband, Bruce of Lynchburg, VA; six grandchildren, Aaron and wife, Christina, Geoffrey and wife, Rebecca, Courtney and husband, Daniel, Douglas and wife, Heather, Morgan and husband, William and Jonathan; eight great-grandchildren, Corine, Grant, Rachael, Stella, Cora, Elise, Sadie and Greyson.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet with Rev. Dr. B. Mike Alexander officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1039 44th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
Celebration of Life
Belin Memorial United Methodist Church
Saturday April 8th, 2017
4182 Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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I met our precious Uncle Bob in the mid 1960's and first impressions were of an easy-going, smiling, relaxed gentleman, just as his nephew Bernie had described him. We always looked forward to being with Uncle Bob; he told good stories (he called men "chaps"), he gave good advice, and he was just a joy to be with. Funny?, oh he could make you laugh. He had a way of leaning forward to make the laughter almost conspiratorial. It seemed important to him that everyone in the group was OK; he was kind and solicitous when we were all together. His nephews both adored him and I'm certain they each learned from him about being a gentleman, about the value of honor, about acceptance, and integrity. He was such a gift to them, to me, and to the entire family. We were blessed to have had him in our lives.
Linda Rauch McReynolds
Submitted by Linda McReynolds on Mar 9 2017 03:32:50 PM
Alex and I send our deepest sympathies.
I have loved knowing Mr. R since I first met him through Beth in 1978. He was always so gracious and always treated me as one of the family. I will miss him, dearly and will always cherish the happy memories. Sending love from my family to yours.
Submitted by Maureen Murphy on Mar 6 2017 08:24:41 PM
Bob we will always remember how you shared about your career in the military your crew and your plane. You and your wonderful wife Jeane will always be special friends for us. May you rest in peace and bless your entire family. John,Marie and Casey Linehan Sure got a good looking dog there!
Submitted by John Linehan on Mar 5 2017 09:55:04 PM
Jeane,sorry to hear the news about Bob. Although it has been quite some time, lots of wonderful memories. Great guy!
Walt & Calley
Submitted by Walt Ekins on Mar 5 2017 05:30:25 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was a truly kind and nice man in every way. I enjoyed working and being with him because he always made people around him feel, not only happy but we all knew that he would teach us something about life that we could use. The world has lost a kind, gentle and wonderful man. So sorry. Gus and Nancy Hillenbrand
Submitted by Nancy and Gus Hillenbrand on Mar 5 2017 04:32:42 PM
Sending you prayers on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. He was such a great man. Bud and I have happy memories of our short time in Batesville and Mr. And Mrs. Romberger helping get Bud settled as he started his job with Hill-Rom. Although the stay was short , we will never forget your kindness. Love to you and your family ❤
Submitted by Marian and Bud Sinnett on Mar 5 2017 03:49:54 PM
As I recently remembered our days in Leesport, PA with our very good friends, Beth and Bob, I couldn't help but remember meeting Papa and Mimi for the first time. They were both so loving and kind and accepted us as members of their distant family. That love and acceptance grew through the years as we shared life experiences together. No matter how long the time had been between visits, we always got a hug from Papa and a genuine interest in our lives and our children's lives. We will always remember his gracious and loving spirit.
Submitted by Tim & Tina Norman on Mar 5 2017 02:03:23 PM
Deeply sorry for your lost. I did not know Mr. Romberger; only through his lovely daughter, Sherrie. Knowing Sherrie I am confident he was as kind and passionate as I saw those qualities in her. Comfort and prayers for you Mrs. Romberger in the coming days.
Submitted by Nancy Miller on Mar 5 2017 12:13:30 PM
It was my pleasure to have meet this man 71 years ago this month. It ended up, I had the honor of having him for my DADDY for all those years. He (and my mom) really put their all into being great parents to me and eventually my sister, BETH. They also gave us a wonderful example of what marriage and family was all about and they set the bar pretty high on our expectations for our spouses and family life. My dad to the best of my memory, never got angry at us... left that stuff for mom to deal with., but we ALWAYS knew we were loved and valued. I also loved and admired my dad's warm and outgoing personality... he never met a stranger and was always very kind and an absolute gentleman. Fortunately, BETH and I were very observant and we both found husbands who love us and treat us with respect and their families are most important to them. Papa also was a wonderful grandfather and great/grandfather, but then he never saw a child he didn't want to stop and speak to. He did not get to meet all of his great grandchildren, but he would have just been so happy to be surrounded by all of these precious children that were HIS FAMILY! You will be so missed, daddy by all. But I shall truly miss having talks with you and hearing your stories and just watching you "work a room" whether it was at one of the kids graduation parties, your anniversary parties or just having lunch at Steak and Shake and watching you talk to everyone you could make eye contact with. You were loved by all and always will be, but I feel the hole in my heart will only be filled by my many happy memories of you, mom and our family. RIP Daddy dear. I love you and I was truly a lucky baby daughter all those 71 years ago! Sherrie , Bruce, kids and great-grandkids Forever and ever.
Submitted by Cheryl (Sherrie) ROMBERGER Glickstein on Mar 4 2017 10:46:23 PM
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