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January 4, 2014

John A. Romberger, 88, Elizabethville

— ELIZABETHVILLE — John Albert Romberger, 88, of Tennessee Avenue, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

He was born Dec. 25, 1925, in RR Klingerstown, a son of the late Ralph T. and Carrie E. (Bahner) Romberger.

John was a graduate of Dalmatia High School, Dalmatia, Hershey Junior College, Hershey, Swarthmore, Philadelphia, Penn State University, State College, and attained his PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. He continued his studies at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. He was a World War II veteran with the Army Air Corps.

He was a retired biological research scientist and had worked for the Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Md.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Berrysburg, and was a church archivist. He was a member of the Elizabethville and Gratz Historical Societies, Joesph Priestly Chapel Associates, Mahanoy Mahantongo Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., and the Romberger Reunion Association.

John is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, the former Margery Davis, at home; one son, Daniel D. Romberger, of Silver Spring, Md.; one daughter, Ann Fontaine, of Richland, Mich.; one sister, Marie Enders, of Millersburg; three grandchildren, R. Cameron Nicholson, of Santa Clara, Calif., Carrie I. Meyer, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and John F. Meyer, Richland, Mich.

There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Elizabethville, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Berrysburg, followed by the funeral at 11.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville.

Memorial donations to honor John may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202 .

Sign the online register book at www.hbfuneralhomes.com.

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