Peter Roman, 100, of Mountain Top, died in his sleep, May 12, 2016.
He was born in 1915 in Drums, where he lived with his 11 brothers and sisters. He married his wife Florence in December of 1944 and left her soon after to serve in World War II.
When he returned, the Roman’s became one of the first residents of Mountain Top. Even at 100, no matter when you spoke to Pete, he always had a joke or amusing anecdote to tell you. When you were with him, you got the feeling that he knew everyone. No matter when or where he always took the time to chat with everyone he met.
Pete’s mind was always sharp, and so was his sense of humor. He had a green thumb as evidenced by his beautiful and colorful yard that was filled with a variety of flowers. Drying and preserving these beautiful flowers became a full-time hobby and eventually a business for Pete. He loved to cook and was known for serving his famous sausage-and-pepper sandwiches at the St. Jude’s annual picnic.
Preceding him in death were 10 of his brothers and sisters.
Pete is survived by his wife, Florence; sister, Adeline; children, Mary, Dorrance, Peter, Blakeslee and Rose, Marietta, Georgia; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by McCune Funeral Home in Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Jude’s Church.
Even though Pete’s spirit has gone, his life was something to celebrate for he was indeed a treasure who will live on forever in our thoughts, hearts, minds and spirits.
Memorial donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 33 E. Northampton St.,Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, would be appreciated.