Santarini, Romeo L (Romie). Passed away June 17th, 2018, at age 90. Born in Healdsburg, CA, May 27, 1928 to Ray D. and Juliette (Cerri) Santarini. Moved to and raised in Santa Rosa when his parents opened the Black & White Market on Santa Rosa Ave in 1933. He spent his last 21 retirement years living in Fortuna, CA. Romie attended and graduated from St. Rose School, he then attended Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, upon graduating in 1947 he worked a series of jobs working as salesman selling beverages, insurance and cars while raising a family of six children. He later worked at Memorial Hospital as a Storekeeper in the warehouse retiring in 1996. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Inger, his daughter Julie Gwin (Allen) of Redding, sons Rick (Lisa), Jonathan (Liz Liddirard-Griffen), Joseph all of Santa Rosa and sons Christopher and Jeffrey of Fortuna. Also survived by his Grandchildren Shana (Ben) Doyle of Charleston, SC, Michael (Michelle Young) and Emily Santarini of Santa Rosa along with numerous step-grandchildren who knew him as Papa. He was also survived by his great-grandchildren Romy, Edwin and June Doyle of Charleston, SC. Romie is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in death by his parents, brother Ray R. Santarini and sister Rosemarie Holewinski.
Romie was a proud alumnus of Bellarmine College Preparatory along with being a proud member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fortuna, the Native Sons of the Golden West, the Knights of Columbus and the Danish Soldiers Club of Northern California. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday July 28, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St Rose Catholic Church, 398 10th St, Santa Rosa followed by a celebration of life at the St. Rose Parish Hall. Romie’s ashes will be interred with his parents at Calgary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.