Frank Romero, 86, surrounded by his family passed on Nov 21, 2014. He was born on Nov 13, 1928 in Phoenix to the late Rev. Librado and Nellie Romero. He was one of seven children in the family. Frank was a lifelong resident of Phoenix, he attended Monroe Elementary school and he graduated from Phoenix Union High School. He then went on to receive his degree in Political Science from Phoenix College. Frank was retired from the City of Phoenix, where he worked as a City Planner for 35 years. Frank married his wife and companion, Louise Ambrosio in 1957. Together they raised four sons. Frank was a pianist and bandleader of Frank Romero y Los Flamingos. His group was well known and entertained hundreds throughout the valley in the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s. He was a big source of inspiration to his sons who became professional musicians when they joined their Dads group, before they were old enough to drive. Frank was preceded in death by his wife Louise, his parents, brothers Henry and Hector. Frank is survived by his sons Danny, Marc and daughter in law, Diana, sons Craig and Gary, three sisters, Viola, Lucy and Margaret and his brother Gilbert; grandchildren, Michael, Kevin, Daniel Jr, Ryan, Cori, Sean, Kevin, Gary II, Kristin, Steven, Ian; great grandchildren Kevin’s Ariel, Madison, Hayden, Michael and Gary ll’s Amara, and Cori’s Mikey, Isabella and Maximus. His kindness, love, sense of humor and generosity will be celebrated: Wednesday, December 10th, 7pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. May He Rest In Peace
Frank and Momma Louise were the best thing that happened to me in the 70’s. They both became eternal friends that took me in and helped me when I needed it the most. Through the years they always greeted me with open arms like I was one of their own. Frank showed me how to have respect for everyone, especially him…and how to fit an organ into a station wagon and move equipment….Frank, you will be truly missed…until we meet again.
I hope you are looking down from heaven. Giving direction to your family. They love you very much. Thanks for hangin out watching wrestling. See ya later, “Tata”