Robert Romero

DWIGHT—Robert Romero, 95, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at Heritage Health in Dwight.
Robert was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His family immigrated to Chicago when he was a young child. He attended Bowen High School and then Roosevelt University.
He was a draftsman during World War II and traveled as a company representative to Bloomington. While there he met his wife of 72 years, Wanita Moline. They resided in Chicago where he worked for US Steel. After becoming a paralegal he worked with Attorney Nathan Notkin specializing in Immigration Law.
In 1971 the family moved to Gooselake. At 68, when most people welcomed retirement, he enjoyed a new career as a Second Language English teacher at Shabbona Middle School, District 54. He was an avid reader, musician and chess player. He never lost his interest in learning.
For the last year he resided at Heritage Health, Dwight, he was known for his pleasant demeanor, wit and complementing those around him.
He is survived by wife, Wanita Romero; his children: Rick Romero, Becky Montero, and Ron Romero; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother: Michael and sister: Bertha; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter: Roberta Romero, in 2016.
A memorial will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 from noon until 3 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home in Morris.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heritage Health Nursing Home in Dwight, IL for their efforts in fighting Alzheimers.
Services have been made under the direction of Reeves Funeral Homes, 408 E. Washington St., Morris.