Jan. 31, 2017
At 10:57 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, Luis B. Romero passed away of natural causes. He was with his beloved wife and children and passed peacefully into the night.
He hailed from Douglas, Arizona and moved out to California during his teenage years where he attended Lincoln High School in East Los Angeles before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served as a paratrooper with the 505th airborne division. He served his country honorably as a veteran of the Korean War and would go on to live a full life in which he would raise his seven children with his wife of 45 years, Elvira Romero.
They settled in the Glendale/La Crescenta area in 1973 and provided their children with the greatest of opportunities, a move that would prove permanent and cement their legacy within the community … a legacy of love and family. He worked as a master machinist at Kaiser Aluminum and retired happily after 35 years as a revered master of his craft. He enjoyed the simple things in life – walks throughout the Montrose community, playing his congas and being the best husband, father and grandfather that he could possibly be.
Home is where the heart is and, for our father, nothing could be more true.
He is survived by his wife Elvira; his seven children: Linda, Sandy, Laura, Lorraine, Luis, Victor and Lisa; our cousins and sisters at heart Maria and Lillian; his 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a legion of family and friends whose hearts he eternally touched.
Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. All are invited to help us celebrate his glorious life by celebrating some our best and brightest men and women in uniform.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a veterans charity of your choosing.
Directors: Crippen Mortuary