Kevin Michael Romer Posted: 2021-09-07 10:06:53

Kevin Michael Romer


Kevin Michael Romer, 52, of Carpentersville, Illinois, died peacefully on September 5, 2021, with his family by his side.

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, IL. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley, IL. A private burial will take place at another time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, IL. The Funeral Mass will be on streamed live at the sream will not start until the time of the 10:00am.

Kevin was born June 15, 1969, in Ft. Wayne, IN. the son of Michael and Margaret Romer. He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota, FL and graduated from Edison College in Fort Myers, FL. On June 28, 1992 he married his high school sweetheart Stephanie Dooley. For the past 25 years he worked for United Airlines in Cargo Sales, both in Chicago and New York. He was admired by his colleagues and customers and respected by his competitors. Although his time here on earth was way too short during his 52 years he lived passionately and fully. His greatest joy was his family, especially his children, Ashley and Matthew. Kevin was very involved in his children’s life from school to sports to leisure. He adored Ashley whom he called "my pretty girl" and through Matthew he found a passion for hockey. He undoubtedly earned being the Best Hockey Dad Ever. He also was an avid Notre Dame Football fan and his favorite movie was no other than "Rudy." He enjoyed vacationing on the beaches of Hawaii. He was a loving husband, father, son and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. He left an unforgettable impression with his smile, contagious laugh, positive attitude, humor and kindness. He was and will always be #ExceptionalAndBlessed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie, his children, Ashley and Matthew, by his parents, Michael and Margaret Romer, and mother and father in-law, Roger and Arlene Dooley and sister-in-law, Jennifer Dooley and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Jeff, Maggie, Katie, Connor Bateman 2021-09-08 10:07:03

Please accept our condolences on Kevin’s passing. Although far apart we’ve always been family, UAL family. Praying for peace, love and understanding during this difficult time. Love you-

Cristina Suarez 2021-09-08 11:41:52

Dear Kevin, Words cannot describe what I am feeling right now. You were a wonderful Boss, a mentor and a blessing to many people. I ask God why so soon but God has a plan for each of us - and now heaven has another angel. During this time of sorrow my thoughts and prayers are with the Romer family. Rest in peace Kevin. We love you.

Tony & Trish Lucas 2021-09-08 13:25:03

Stephanie, Ashley, Matthew, Mike, and Margaret, We are so very sorry for your loss. Kevin will always be remembered for his smile and engaging laughter. We have so many beautiful memories of the times we spent together in the neighborhood. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during these upcoming days and weeks. We cannot even imagine the heartbreak you feel. Please know that we are here if ever you need to talk or need a shoulder to cry on. Kevin was a good man and one that we can all model after. He will be truly missed. God Bless you all and may your family always and forever remain #ExceptionalAndBlessed. Love you guys!

Ruth and Vez Sacratini 2021-09-08 13:54:40

Our sincere sympathy to the Romer family, especially to Steph, Ashley and Matthew. We truly hope and pray that the fond memories you so dearly cherish in your hearts help you through this difficult time. Although we had never met Kevin in person the Jets connected us and in that short time the following was evident of the man that he was; The love and support for his family, his positivity, his passion, his strength and his kindness made him EXCEPTIONAL! His family made his heart burst with pride and that made him BLESSED! RIP Kevin #ExceptionalandBlessed

Sidney Scharpf & Jordan Labelle 2021-09-08 14:48:48

Although I never got the chance to meet Kevin, I adore his daughter and always thought of this family as my own. The bond Ashley and I share is not something you come across often. I will cherish Kevin and Stephanie for giving me a best friend for the rest of my life. Words can’t express how sorry I am for your loss.

Nikki (DesRochers)Kochis 2021-09-08 14:59:54

Stephanie and family- my family and I are deeply sorry for your overwhelming loss. My memories of Kevin are always of him with a huge smile and a twinkle in his bright blue eyes. Praying for strength and peace for you all moving forward❤️

Loretta Marvett 2021-09-08 15:41:23

My Prayers and love to all especially Mike and Margaret,

Decarla Destin 2021-09-08 15:42:17

I pray God will comfort you with His love and peace, as such a time is this. You all have my deepest condolences❤️❤️❤️

Debbie and Phillip Kellogg 2021-09-09 06:47:29

Dear Stephanie, so sorry to learn about Kevin's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Joann Meyer 2021-09-09 08:14:38

Wishing the family and friends of Kevin peace and comfort. RIP Kevin! Joann (Jet) Retired member of the Best North Team at UAL.

Brenda Campillo (Cool/Watson) 2021-09-09 08:58:34

Dear Stephanie, My most sincere apologies on the loss of Kevin. Reading his obituary, it looks like the two of you built a beautiful life together. May the wonderful memories you created together shadow those of grief on the near future. Our family will be praying for yours. Sincerely, Brenda (Cool) Campillo- Fellow CMHS classmate

Stacy Lesmerises Lipford 2021-09-09 09:16:53

Stephanie and family- Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of Kevin. Although it has been many years, I am so happy for the wonderful family and memories you created together since our time at CMHS. His smile, energy and passion for life was contagious. I am wishing you all comfort and peace in the days ahead. Warm regards- Stacy Lesmerises Lipford, CMHS Class of ‘88

H Mike McGlynn 2021-09-09 11:23:44

In loving memory of Kevin Michael Romer, Sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship. To Stephanie ,Family and Friends may your memories comfort you through this difficult time.. I worked with Kevin as part of the United cargo team in the Northeast(1995-2003). He always was positive and brought a smile to the room. May his smile always be with you as comfort. Love always Mike McGlynn (PHL)”

Dean Thompson 2021-09-09 12:28:01

Dear Stephanie, Ashley and Matthew and to your entire family, Justin and I are so sorry for the loss of Kevin, I did not know him long, but always looked forward to seeing the big fella at Jets games, both home and away, he made a point to be at them all and I know the boys on the team loved him for that. It didn't take long for me to realize what a wonderful, positive Gentleman he was, my son loved him, Kevin was always encouraging and supportive of "the boys" and we know his Sprit will continue to be! Sincerely, Justin and Dean Thompson

Justin Thompson 2021-09-09 15:42:25

Thoughts and prayers for the whole Romer family. Kevin, you were a huge inspiration to me. I learned so much from you in such a short period of time. I am forever grateful for your positivity and love you shared with myself and many more. You gave me one of my life long best friends in Matty. Love you Romer Family.

The Panchisin's 2021-09-09 17:43:54

To the entire Romer family, Stephanie, Ashley, Matthew, Michael and Margaret May God give you the strength to bear your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. The loss of a father, husband and son is so painful beyond belief. We can't lose sight and remember GOD is loving and merciful. He has a plan for each and everyone of us. Yes, Kevin's life on earth has fallen short but eternity is forever. Kevin is now watching is family from above, sitting at the gates of heaven, with his great smile waiting to greet those of us to follow. He may physically be gone, but he is in the hearts of those he so touched forever. May his memory be eternal May he rest in peace and May the Lord have Mercy on his Soul. Amen

Brenda Campillo (Cool/Watson) 2021-09-10 06:36:44

Dear Stephanie, My most sincere apologies on the loss of Kevin. Reading his obituary, it looks like the two of you built a beautiful life together. May the wonderful memories you created together shadow those of grief on the near future. Our family will be praying for yours. Sincerely, Brenda (Cool) Campillo- Fellow CMHS classmate

Chris and Gregg Hassler 2021-09-11 10:54:30

Dear Stephanie, Ashley and Matthew We send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father, Kevin. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Natalie Joao 2021-09-11 12:06:26

Dear Kevin, yours was the first smile i saw my first day in the job at JFK in 1999, although we never worked together again after you left JFK, it was always nice to see your warm smile and friendly hello at the UA World meetings. may God keep you in his warm embrace for eternity. Rest in peace my friend.