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Gary Lee Rome

October 30, 1960 — June 22, 2023

Wilmington

 

Gary Lee Rome,
age 62, passed away on June 22, 2023, of Wilmington, Ohio. He was born on October 30, 1960, in Newark, OH to the late Harry John & Shirley Ann (Hartrum) Rome.
A 1979 Newark High School Graduate, Gary had a successful career as an Owner/Operator for the local Wendy's Restaurants and was a valued member of the community. He was a driving force behind the Thanksgiving Day Community Feast for many years, bringing joy to countless families during the holiday season.  He loved golfing, especially at the Snow Hill Country Club and playing cards.
Gary will be deeply missed by his partner in life, Cheri Hayes of Wilmington and her children- Joshua, Nathan, & Maddie; his daughters Brandie Rome of Denver, CO and Miranda Hayes of Wilmington, OH; his son James Kelly of Orlando, FL; his grandchildren Stella, Bria, Brantley, & Aodhan; as well as his brothers John (Cheryl) Rome of Sedona, AZ and Ed (Jamie) Rome of Jacksonville, FL.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his dear sister Cathy Sue Baker in 2022.

Friends may pay their respects from  4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 West Locust Street at North Mulberry Street, Wilmington.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 28,  at the Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home with Pastor Connor Thompson officiating and his brother- John providing an eulogy. Gary will be laid to rest at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington Ohio immediately following the service.
Contributions  in Gary's memory may be made to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner c/o Wilmington Savings Bank - Attn.- Jo Anne Bartram, 184 North South Street Wilmington Ohio 45177. To sign the online guestbook or express condolences please visit edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.
Gary was dearly loved by those who knew him. He touched many hearts during his life with us and will forever remain in our memories.

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Edgington Funeral Home Wilmington

97 W Locust St, Wilmington, OH 45177

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

Edgington Funeral Home Wilmington

97 W Locust St, Wilmington, OH 45177

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

11:30 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Edgington Funeral Home Wilmington

97 W Locust St, Wilmington, OH 45177

Graveside immediately following the Funeral

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