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Robert G.I. Roman

August 30, 1944 ~ July 4, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Robert G. I. Roman, age 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in San Marcos, CA while being cared for and loved by his family and friends. 

The Lord blessed this world and our family with Robert on August 30, 1944, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born to Jose I. Roman and Emma “Sonia” (Comaduran) Roman. Robert was the youngest of four siblings: Jack (Cressman) Roman, Virginia L. Swanson, and William E. Roman. 

While working in Mexico City for the Mexican Department of Tourism Robert was drafted into the Infantry for the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Robert accepted this challenge, moved back to the United States, and began his service to our country. He was stationed at Fort Rucker, AL and Fort Benning, GA. After leaving the military Robert moved to Santa Barbara, CA where he graduated from Santa Barbara City College and later from San Jose State College with a degree in accounting. After working in accounting for a time he transitioned to a career in Real Estate, to which he became very successful and passionate about for years. Robert also spent time in education as a teacher where he received joy and satisfaction in propelling our youth to success.

Robert met the love of his life, Terry L. (Lauritson) Roman at Santa Barbara City College in 1969, where they laid the foundation of their amazing 49-year love affair. They were married at Mission Santa Barbara in September of 1974. Together they loved and nurtured three wonderful children; Michael J.I. Roman, Paul J.I. Roman and, Deanna M.I. (Roman) Perry. 

Robert was truly a renaissance man. Outside of his professional life he was an active and focused father who was very involved in his children’s activities; from sports, to school, to theater he was always our number one fan. He shared his love of fashion, art, music, dance, theater, and outdoorsmanship with his family. Our young memories are filled with outdoor adventure, a house full of music, family parties and our father and mother dancing together in the living room like no one was watching. Robert enjoyed collecting treasures in art, jewelry, and coin. He was an amazing recorder of our family through video, photo, and other documentation. These items have proven to be some of the most valuable collections he has. He loved to socialize; from trips to Vegas where he became part of the show to in his later years, creating an environment in his living area that everyone admitted was filled with excitement; Robert drew people to his wonderful and exciting personality. More than all these things Robert was a family-man who cultivated a deep sense of belonging to our family and extended family unit. He was very passionate about researching our families ancestorial lines and educating us on how amazing our family is. Robert loved to have great discussions about a variety of different topics, but it seemed his favorite was religion and the super-natural. These discussions were thought provoking and exciting. They gave insight to his deep faith in, and love of our Savior. At the end of his life some of his last words were an affirmation of this faith and love of God.

Robert is survived by his brother, his loving children, and their spouses: Elisa M. (Cruzati) Roman, Tara M. (Sarsfield) Roman, Ryan V. Perry and eight grandchildren; Christian A. Roman, Joshua J. Roman, Jacob A. Roman, Courtney L. Roman, Audrey L. Perry, Nathan M. Roman, Violet M. Roman, Liliana M. Perry.

Robert is loved, cherished, respected, and will be sorely missed by all his family, and friends. 


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