|By William B. Andrews (Billandrews) on Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:01 pm: Edit|
Condolences to you and your family.
|By Charles A. McNichols (Samcn0696) on Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:29 pm: Edit|
Dear Mr. Romig: My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family upon the passing of your wife. May God give you comfort and peace that you seek, and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 05:30 pm: Edit|
Ruth Elizabeth Romig, 88, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, at her home at Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana Illinois. She was born in Berlin, Germany, to Hans Emge and Eva (Krause) Emge and was the beloved wife of Clarence H.A. Romig.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Gertrud Faist; and her son; Steven William Romig. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; her sister, Ingeborg; her daughter, Joan (Ron) Reed; her son, Wayne Romig; and seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, Bryan (Beth), Annaliese Fay (Dan), Eric Reed, Cameron, Brent and Warren.
Ruth and their children dutifully followed her military husband to places all over the world, including their stints in Okinawa, Japan, and back to Germany. With each move she was able to work for the government and retired with a fulfilling career, ending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the University of Illinois.
Ruth was born into a musical family and enjoyed playing and performing the piano, cello and recorder. She was involved in and was a member of The Music Club and the Mozart Evening Etude Club. She played chamber music with friends well into her 80s.
In addition to her love of music, Ruth enjoyed reading, gardening and the beauty of nature, traveling and volunteering in many areas, including being a Girl Scout leader, a braille transcriber, a member of the League of Women Voters, a Clark-Lindsey volunteer and volunteering with WILL, the Illinois Public Media (NPR and PBS) network.
A private memorial celebration is planned by the family for later this year at the Romig plots in the St Paul's Church Cemetery in Trexlertown, PA.
NOTE: Clarence served as the Historian in the CIDAA in the 1970s and 1980s. He and Ruth attended annual meetings until their health made it impossible to travel and they moved into assisted living. Clarence continues to live at Clark-Lindsey Village, Urbana, IL.