Dr. Romano died on August 17, 2012 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elaine Marie Romano, of Jacksonville; a daughter, Corinne A. (Brian) Reed, of Attalla; two sons, Nicholas F. Romano, of Opapka, Fla. and Michael A. (Jennifer) Romano, of Oxford; three grandchildren, Cooper A. Romano, Cadence B. Reed and Nathaniel J. Moore; his mother, Jessie Margaret Romano, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; five sisters, Judy, Bonnie, Laura, Jessie and Christine; numerous nieces and nephews.
A native of Fitchburg, Mass., Dr. Romano was born on December 3, 1947, son of the late Frank A. Romano Jr. and Jessie Romano. Dr. Romano was a graduate of Ohio University and Syracuse University. He joined the faculty at Jacksonville State University in 1989, where he served as professor and department head until his retirement on June 1, 2012.
Among many awards and commendations, Dr. Romano received the Association of Southeast Biologist meritorious teaching award.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the JSU Student Research Fund, 700 Pelham Road, North, Jacksonville, AL 36265.
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