Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Roman Petrovich Romanenko 9/12/1982-1/01/2013

Roman Petrovich Romanenko passed from this life at about 10 am this morning, January 1, 2013 after suffering (from what we believe to have been) a massive heart attack. He leaves to mourn him his beloved wife, Liana; his mother Tanya Romanenko and his step-father Allen Hingston, his brother Andrei (Tania) Bainov, his aunts Raia (Vladik) Vaiman, Vera Romanenko and Luda (Valerie) Antonova, niece Masha, several cousins and an extended family too great to number. Roman was predeceased by his father, Pyotr and his uncles, Vasyl Romanenko and Sasha Franskevich and both sets of grandparents.

Roman was born December 9, 1982, in Beli Yar, Republic of Khakasia, Russia SSR. He moved to Zholti Vody, Ukraine with his parents at about 5 years of age and attended school in Zholti Vody. He moved to Dnipropetrovs'k when his folks moved there and that is where he met Liana Rozhko, who was a grad student at his mother's research institute. They had six wonderful years together, the last three here in Zhovti Vody.


Roman's health was very bad most of his life.  At 16 an emergency operation saved his life and he inherited diabetes and a bad heart from his late father. He was unable to do physical work and had no aptitude for academics, (though he could have if he applied himself).  He was quite artistic but Ukraine is over run with superb artists.  His computer was his refuge and he was quite at home on the internet.  He was never in a bad mood and could always be relied on to bring smiles to everyone's face with his humour.  He loved to cook and was the best shashlik BBQer in the country!

Funeral arrangements TBA.
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We all knew, and you knew too, that you were living on borrowed time, my son, but even another 10 years would have been nice. But it was not to be.  Rest in Peace.  The world is a sadder place.

In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.




15 comments:

  1. I am so sorry, Allen. Please pass along my condolences to Tanya and to Liana. I'm sending lots of light and love in your direction. *hug*

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  2. We are so sorry to hear this. Our love and sympathy to Tanya and you and his wife Liana and all the family. Love, prayers, and hugs from David and Elaine

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  3. Oh Al, I am so very sorry for you all. Wish I were there to give you all a hug.

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  4. I'm so very sorry. What a tragic loss of a beloved young man. Your family will be in my thoughts.

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    1. Many thanks, all, for your kind words. It has been a hard day, and especially hard for Tanya and Lina, of course. Roman was a good man and the good die young, they say.

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  5. I am so sorry to here about this. Please pass on our condolences to Tanya and family. Out thoughts are with you.

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  6. So sorry Al and Tanya. Prayers with all of you.

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  7. So sorry to hear of Roman's untimely death. Hugs to you & Tanya and the rest of the family. Stan & Donna

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  8. Condolences to all of you. It sounds like his life's purpose was, at least in part, to bright happiness to others and that he fulfilled that purpose.

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. Even when it's expected, there's no way to prepare for the reality. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  10. Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
    Lina and I spent all day from 8 to 4 driving around town and getting everything organized for tomorrow at 12:00 noon. I did the driving, she did the organizing. Funerals are a hands on family affair.

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  11. I'm so sorry. I wouldn't have suspected how ill he was from looking at him. It's always good to be reminded that people's burdens aren't always obvious.

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    1. Thanks, Snowbrush, Nan.
      It has been hard to get back blogging or even reading blogs. I hope after the 40th day observances thinks can begin to get back to a new "normal".

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