~ Jack Romain ~
Jack W. Romain (1921 - 2011)

Corbettsville, NY: Jack W. Romain, passed away peacefully at home with his family
beside him on December 24, 2011 at the age of 90 after a 3 year battle with
cancer. Jack graduated from Binghamton North High School in 1940. He retired
as a cable splicing foreman in 1981 with 40 years of service with the NY Telephone
Co. Jack was a WWII Army Veteran with the 243rd field artillery headquarters
battery as a field wire chief. The 243rd was one of the only three 8 inch field
artillery battalions in the war. Jack attended all of the reunions since 1975. He
owned and built stock cars for several years with his son Ronnie. His car, #85, was
top point car at Susquehanna Speedway in 1963. The track had to be renamed in
1964, so at the suggestion of Jack, it was renamed Penn-Can Speedway. The same
year his car the #85 was the top point car. He also competed at all the other local
tracks. In later years, Jack owned and rebuilt several antique cars. He could often
be seen driving down the road in them on nice days. He also enjoyed gardening
and gave much produce to family and friends. Jack bought his home in
Corbettsville in 1946. Over the years many of the neighborhood children would
come to his home to play baseball and in later years to swim. He was known to the
neighborhood children as "Pop." Jack was predeceased by his wife Barbara, who
also passed away on Christmas Eve, 41 years ago, a dear friend, Anne Burrows,
and a sister, Pauline Cornelius. Jack is survived by his son Ronnie and wife Dawn;
two grandsons, Jake and Neal; great grandchildren, Natasha, Mia, Kaden, Jjenna,
and Allison; and two sisters, Lula Romain and Rose Dunlap. A funeral service will
be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral
Home, Hallstead, PA. Interment will be made in Stillwater Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to
The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org in Jack's name.
I was saddened to see this in today's Press & Sun Bulletin - this
is a cut and paste from their site. Jack was a great guy and very
generous to me in sharing his memories of his racing career. I'd
like to offer my condolences to his family on their loss.