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Rome Rene Roman

July 14, 1969 — April 25, 2024

Austin, Texas

A truly amazing man, Rome Rene Roman, Sr. of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2024, in Round Rock, Texas, leaving a void that will never be filled.
Rome Rene Roman, Sr., was born on July 14, 1969 in Alpine, Texas to parents; George and Maria Roman. Rome graduated from Del Valle High School in 1987, ranking in the Top 15 percent of his class. He played football and never let go of his football number '21', even calling himself '21'. With his long hair, heavy metal, and rock and roll music blaring from his bedroom, and band posters plastered over his walls, he lived his life the way he wanted to. He was a concert-going fanatic of Van Halen and the Killer Dwarfs, where he made a lifelong friend with drummer, Darryl Miller. Rome enjoyed living his life to the fullest rom spending his summers at Lake Travis with his family and friends, cliff jumping, or in his case, performing his signature move, "The Frog"; which was a 50 foot headfirst dive into the lake. He was the life of the party, and his bright smile and laugh was infectious.

After finally settling down, he worked for EZ Pawn and Mustang Pawn, alongside his father and brothers, before taking on a position, thanks to his best friend Tony T., with Centex Personnel, where he was The Man. His work ethic was undeniably pure dedication and resilience, and he was passionate about caring for the people who showed up to work. He made a commitment to ensure that everyone would have a job and money, taking pride in being a provider and caretaker.
Rome enjoyed living near the lake with his wife and grandson, always making sure to feed his deer. His house was the go-to for all get-togethers, whether for birthdays, holidays, or Fantasy Football, it was the place to be. Every Sunday, his boys would come to watch the games. They would also watch The Masters, and he taught them how to play golf. His favorite teams were the Cowboys, Astros, and Spurs, and he loved taking his sons to any of the games he could. He loved Romy and Nico like no other, and the bond they had could never be broken. As long as he had his family, a cold beer, and his sports channels, he was a happy man. He also enjoyed watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. He was a human calculator, a book of knowledge, and a walking encyclopedia of just about everything. He loved the Three Stooges, Sopranos, Seinfeld, and good movies, which in his case were the movies he said were good. He set the record at Furr's Family Dining for eating the most mashed potatoes, a title he was proud to hold. He didn't have opinions; he had facts and wasn't afraid to stick by them. 
He was a genuinely a good person, keeping in contact with many people. Always remembering to message even the oldest of friends 'Happy Birthday' or 'What the heck is going on with the game?!'. He always helped others when he could and never expected anything in return. If he hugged you, it was because he loved you, and if he gave you a nickname, you were in his circle. He was the most loyal person anyone could know and had such a huge heart. Life will never be the same without him. He was everyone's go-to person. He was the first person everyone would ask for or about. "Where is Rome?", "What does Rome say?", "Is Rome going?". With his last breath, he raised his arms up, giving us comfort knowing he would be okay. Even at the end, he still showed resilience. No one will ever understand what losing him is like for our family or his friends.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Romelia Roman, and father, George Roman, Jr. Rome leaves behind his beloved wife, Rhonda "Baby" Roman; two sons, Rome "Romy" Rene Roman, Jr., Nicolas "Nico" Santino Roman (Liz); and four grandchildren, Katalina, Arlette, and Cecilia, who will never experience or know the kind, loving grandfather he was; and Arie, whom he loved dearly and was helping raise to be what he always said was "A good human and a good American." Rome also leaves behind his mother, Maria Yolanda Roman. He was her favorite, Mijo who could do no wrong in her eyes, earning him the nickname the "Golden Boy" from his siblings. He leaves behind his older brother, George "Ace" Roman III (Suzy); younger brother, Gabriel "Cat" Roman; and his sister, Regina "Han" Kimble (Robert), all of whom will dearly miss him. He also left behind many nieces and nephews; Rhiannon "Rizzo" Roman, Benjamin "Uncle Cousin Jackass" Roman, Dontae "Lay Lay" Harris, Jazmine "Jazzy Rae" Harris, Tylin "Laddy" Roman, Gianna "Gia" Roman, Rae "Baby" Kimble, Rocco "Rock O" Kimble, as well as many great nieces and nephews, his ex-wife, Shannon, whom he would help without hesitation, even if she liked to "bust his chops." as well as many great friends.

Rock on R.

A funeral mass will be held May 10,2024 in Marfa, Texas at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10:00 am, with a visitation prior at 9:00 am and rosary at 9:30 am. Internment will follow at Merced Cemetery in Marfa, Texas.


Funeral services are entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas. Condolences may be left at: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com
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Visitation

Friday, May 10, 2024

9:00 - 9:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

211 W San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843

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Friday, May 10, 2024

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Mass

Friday, May 10, 2024

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Burial

Friday, May 10, 2024

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Merced Cemetery

, Marfa, TX 79843

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