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Thomas Itell Romesberg, Jr.

January 15, 1949 ~ July 9, 2020 (age 71)


Thomas I. Romesberg, Jr., 71, of Salisbury, PA, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at UPMC Somerset, Somerset, PA.

Born January 15, 1949, in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late Thomas I., Sr. and Marian (Kennell) Romesberg.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Garlitz) Romesberg, whom he married on October 1, 1993; his beloved pug, Knox; daughters, Melissa Romesberg, Tonya and Greg Der and their sons, Daulton and Dylan; sister, Kathy and Donald McCoy; nephew, Coby and Anna McCoy and their daughter, Emery; also numerous cousins.

Tom was a 1966 graduate of Meyersdale Area High School and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time on his families “Mountain”. He always enjoyed meeting new people and visiting with old friends. Tom had been a member of Hyndman Lodge No. 589, F. & A.M., Kennell’s Mill Sportsmen’s Club, Barrelville Outdoor Club and the NRA.

“A special thanks to Aimee, the ICU nurse, who worked tirelessly on Thursday to save Tommy and who was a constant source of comfort to me and to Pastor Tyler, who was there giving Tommy and I both spiritual support.”

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Hwy., Salisbury, on Monday, July 13, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tyler Graham officiating. Interment will be in the Salisbury Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Somerset County Humane Society, P.O. Box 182, Somerset, PA  15501 or to St. John’s Lutheran Church, c/o Madeline Orner, P.O. Box 127, Salisbury, PA  15558.

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July 13, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Newman Funeral Home, Inc.
9168 Mason-Dixon Highway
Salisbury, PA 15558

Funeral Service
July 13, 2020

1:00 PM
Newman Funeral Home, Inc.
9168 Mason-Dixon Highway
Salisbury, PA 15558


Somerset County Humane Society
P.O. Box 182, Salisbury PA 15501

St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, c/o Madeline Orner
P.O. Box 127, Salisbury PA 15558

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