Paul Romanski died May 5, 2012

Paul Arthur Romanski

Brian Schanning, a friend of Paul’s from ROTC days, sent this news of Paul’s death.  Later, Jim Hutchinson added his own memories of reunion weekend time spent with Paul and his wife in 2008:
Cpt. Paul Arthur Romanski, USN, Ret., 65, of 20 Ledyard St., Newport, RI, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI. He was the husband of Karen (Maple) Romanski. Born in Chicago, IL on March 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Arthur Romanski and of Margaret (Lewis) Romanski. Cpt. Romanski was a 1968 graduate of Notre Dame University. After his graduation, he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy, where he served a tour of duty during the Vietnamese Conflict, and remained in the Navy for 30 years, retiring as a Captain in 1998. After his retirement, he took a position at the Naval War College, where he worked until his passing. Cpt. Romanski met his wife, Karen, in California in 1976, and they were married shortly thereafter. They have resided in Newport since 1994. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Michael Romanski of Providence, RI; his son Daniel Romanski; his daughter Rebecca Romanski, both of Newport, RI; his brother Peter Romanski; his sister Lisa Romanski, and his sister Alexandra Giacomelli, all of CA. His funeral will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 1 p.m., in the auditorium of the Naval War College, at Naval Station Newport. If you wish to attend his funeral services, please contact the funeral home, at 401-846-0698, for more information. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI. Condolences, information and directions available at,
Published in Chicago Tribune on May 12, 2012
Jim Hutchinson’s note October 17, 2012:
. . . was very saddened to learn that Paul Romanski had died

I really did not know Paul very well at ND, but wound up sitting with the Rogers brothers and Paul and Karen, at the dinner at Sunny Italy on Thursday night of our 40th reunion.  We hung around with them on and off the rest of the weekend.   Karen and Paul were a delight to be with and the three hour  breakfast Sat morning with Paul, Karen, Neil R., Richie R, Dan Lungren and John O’Connor was one for books.  All I had to do was listen.
I was hoping to see Paul and Karen again, perhaps at the next reunion, but just wanted to thank you for the dinner that gave me a chance to meet a great couple
Jim Hutch