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Obituary of Kenneth J. Romance
Ken Romance was a quiet, level-headed man who rarely got upset. He always accepted things as they were. His favorite word to his wife, Anne, was "Relax." A hard worker, Ken was always looking for out-of-the-box ways to solve problems. A DIY master, Ken could fix anything and never saw the point of buying something new when you could fix it or make it yourself. Family was incredibly important to Ken. Born to Leonard and Adeline Romance in Buffalo, Ken grew up with two sisters, Sharon and Joan. Later on, he met Anne Steinke and they started a family of their own. Set up on a blind date to a ring dance in high school, Ken and Anne hit it off and have been together ever since. The pair would share 56 wonderful years. The family would grow with the addition of their children Tim, Terry, and Tina. Family was everything to Ken, and he often spent much of his free time with them. Ken always made holidays special. At Easter, even the Easter Bunny’s efforts were never quite up to ken’s standards. Ken took matters into his own hands and hid the kids’ baskets in the drained toilet tank, suspended in the laundry chute, and behind the window shutters where the chocolate melted before it was discovered. Christmas was another favorite, with Ken stomping around in the attic to pretend to be Santa. As the years passed, Ken and Anne were also blessed with the addition of seven grandchildren. To provide for his growing family, Ken worked for Pepsi most of his life. His strong work ethic earned him respect from coworkers and customers alike. His clients were so loyal and loved his work and attention to detail. Many people requested him personally to fix machines as he did everything to perfection. Ken was also deemed trustworthy, and was asked to become the treasurer of the workers’ union. Ken worked for Pepsi for so long that one could often find him wearing a Pepsi hat or shirt. When Ken wasn't busy with his family or working, he enjoyed many hobbies. In his younger years, Ken enjoyed hunting and listening to Kenny Rogers. He loved camping, often taking his family on trips in their trailer. Trips to various amusement parks filled their summers for many years. Ken's favorites were Darien Lake, Cedar Point, King's Dominion, King's Island, Canada's Wonderland, and Hershey Park. When not going on trips with his family, Ken could be found tinkering in his 2.5 car garage that was built for all his tools, not cars. If all else failed, one could find Ken listening to talk radio shows. Ken will be remembered for his kind heart, strong work ethic, and love for his family. Romance, Kenneth J. April 30, 2021 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved husband of Anne L. (nee Steinke) Romance; devoted father of Timothy (Debra) Romance, Terrence (Deborah) Romance, and Tina (John) Amico; cherished grandfather of Ashley, Nicole, Michael, John, Nicolas, Alexis, and Olivia; loving brother of Sharon (William) Bergler, and Joan Sharpe; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Adeline Romance. Family and friends received Tuesday 5/4 from 4-8PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1340 UNION ROAD, WEST SENECA, NY 14224. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday 5/5 at 10:15AM at Queen of Heaven Parish, 4220 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY 14224. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OLV Charities. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca, NY
1340 Union Road
West Seneca, New York, United States
Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Queen of Heaven Church
4220 Seneca St.
West Seneca, New York, United States