ANTHONY J. ROMAN age 101, beloved husband of Shirley (nee Nightingale-Sabovik) and the late Lillian; loving father of Joseph (Lynn), Debi and the late Tony Jr. (Patricia) and treasured step-father of Diane (Mitch) Slaby, Steven (Dianne) Sabovik, Linda Sabovik, and Carol Sabovik; devoted grandfather of Becky, Peter, Patrick (Mary), Sarah, Michelle, Michelle (Michael) Willis D.O., Stephen Sabovik, Brian Slaby, Scott (Alex) Slaby and great-grandfather of Megan, Christian, and Luke Willis; cherished son of the late Joseph and Anna (nee Mitka) Ramanauskas; dearest brother of the late Ann Toth, Joy Garbo, Joe, Nell Lanese, and Paula; dear uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Anthony was born on November 14, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away on May 14, 2021 with his family by his side. He was a resident of Chesterland for 65 years and a parishioner of St. Anselm Catholic Church for 55 years, where he was a member of Young of Heart Club. Tony was also a former member of Kiwanis Club, and the former President of the Western Reserve Carving Guild. He attended York High School and graduated from East Technical High School. He then went on to attend night courses to continue his education. Tony worked as a plant supervisor at Merit Brass Company. He proudly served in the United States Navy and served during World War II as a Torpedoman First Class. He also served during the Korean War era as a Navy Diver. Tony deeply enjoyed wood carving, golfing, swimming, and gardening in his free time. He loved all kinds of music, spending time with his family and friends, and being outdoors. Tony cherished spending time with his family at cookouts, parties, and holidays, and for these things he will be dearly missed.
Contributions in Tony’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 17, 2021 at St. Anselm Catholic Church at 12 NOON.
Burial following with Military Honors at All Souls Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Anthony at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) MONDAY 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
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