Ruben P. Romero, Sr., passed away peacefully on June 8th, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Ruben was 85 years old and was born in Coyote, New Mexico on March 7th, 1934. Ruben was predeceased by his sons, Johnny and Jessie Romero and granddaughter Caressa Romero. Ruben is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Lucy Romero, his children, Dorothy (Alfred), Gloria (Ray), Betty (Brett), David (Linda), Ruben Jr., and Carlos (Lisa). Ruben has 80 grandchildren and great-grand children, as well as 3 great-great grand children, and many nieces and nephews. Ruben is also survived by his siblings Vincent and Jenny Mejia.
Ruben was a Proud Korean War Veteran, Member of the 82nd Airborne and 187 Regimental Combat Team (Rakkasans) in addition to being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. He always felt his biggest accomplishment in his lifetime was his family.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 11:00 am at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Procession will immediately follow to his final resting place at The National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 Cave Creek road, Phoenix, AZ 85024, for a Graveside service held at 1:30 pm.