March 28, 1924 - March 12, 2015
Eileen M. Romig (nee Collins) age 90, died on March 12, 2015, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Eileen was born on March 28, 1924 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to Harry & Jean Collins. The family moved to Ohio when she was a child, and she lived the remainder of her life in the Lake County area. She graduated from Mentor High School in 1942, and married Fred T. Romig (Fritz) on September 19, 1947. Eileen joined Mentor Christian Church as a teenager, and remained active up to her last years, participating in all aspects of the Christian Women's Fellowship, she also sang in the choir and would always help in the kitchen for any meal. She was employed for many years as a housekeeper in private homes, her greatest love was caring for her own family and home. Eileen enjoyed crochet, singing, home decorating, camping, and cooking; she was often described as "The Best Cook in the World". She volunteered for many years with the Red Cross, helping with the bloodmobile, as well as donating many gallons of blood. Eileen was proud of her Canadian beginnings, but equally proud to be an American Citizen; Naturalized on April 14, 1971. Survivors include Daughters; Linda Scott (Dave), and Beth Romig, and Son; Tim Romig (Marla). She was a loving Gramma to Grandchildren; Amy Romig, Cynthia Romig (Marcus Jackson), Grace Romig, and Jenna Romig and Great-grandsons; Travis Stoneman, and Terrell Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Romig, son; Ron Romig, and siblings; Maggie Collins Helmick and Jim Collins.
Pastor Cheryl Delaney will officiate at a Memorial Service on Sunday March 22, 2015 at 2PM at Mentor Christian Church. Immediately following the service, an Ice Cream social and visitation for friends and family will be in the Fellowship Hall at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be sent in Eileen's name to the Alzheimer's Association at, 8522 East Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060, or Mentor Christian Church; 8751 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060.