Published in The Capital Gazette on Mar. 1, 2017
T. Robert Romero, Sr. 92
T. Robert Romero, Sr. 92,a prominent Montgomery
County MD. attorney, died February 24, 2017 in Las
Bob was born on May 16, 1924, in Washington, DC. He
was the son of the late Robert Romero and the late
Esther (Ney) Romero of Washington, D.C. His father,
Robert Romero, was an attorney for the Federal
Government. Bob graduated from Coolidge High
School (1942) and attended the University of Maryland
as a pre-med student, prior to his enlistment in the US Army in 1942.
He served in the European Theatre of Operations for two years. He was attached to
the Third Army as a combat photographer. He worked right along with Armored
Divisions in Europe seeing plenty of action. Much of the time he was with General
George Patton. Bob was Honorably Discharged in 1946. He attended the George
Washington University from 1946 to 1949 and obtained a degree of Bachelor Laws
and a degree of Juris Doctor. He began the private practice of law in 1949 in Silver
Spring, Maryland, and later established an office in Rockville, Maryland. In 1962, the
Circuit Court for Montgomery County appointed him to serve as Court Auditor. He
was also the founding member of T. Robert Romero, LLC.
In 1946, he married Betty Lee Payne, who predeceased him in 2000. They had five
children: T. Robert Romero, Jr (Barbara), of Waldorf, MD; Elizabeth Lee Dance
(Scott), of Las Vegas, NV; Patricia Romero Oldak (Elliott), of Annapolis, MD; Michael
Romero, of Wilmington, NC; and Joseph Romero (Susan), of Atlantic Beach, FL,. He
leaves nine grandchildren, one of whom lives in Annapolis, MD, Alexia Payne Oldak,
thirteen great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Bob enjoyed playing golf, primarily at Argyle Country Club and Leisure World. He also
loved to fish and hunt and spent countless hours on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
and on the Chesapeake Bay.
There will be 2 viewings on March 5 from 3-5 and 7-9 at Pumphrey's Funeral Home
300 West Montgomery Ave. Rockville, MD 20850.
The Interment will be on March 6 at 10:00 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery 13801
Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906.