Kenneth Anthony Romanelli born August 11,1943 Queens, NY died September 8, 2018 Tucson, AZ. Preceded in death by his parents Anthony J. Romanelli and Helen A. McDonald; sisters Michele Romanelli, Carol Peak, and Agnes Bellacicco. Survived by his wife Theresa Tommasino Romanelli, son AJ Romanelli and significant other Karen Leifheit, son Adam Romanelli, daughter Mary Romanelli States and son in law Bradley States; grandchildren Benjamin and Luke States, brother Robert Warlock, sister in law Sr. Mary Tommasino SC and brother in law Ralph P. Tommasino.
Ken was a proud American and Vietnam veteran serving in the US Army for 3 years and US Air Force for 17 years (1962-1982). He then went on to a maintenance position at Evergreen bank; a job he loved for 14 years. After that he worked at McEachron’s car dealership, a fun job for a guy who loved cars.
Ken and Theresa (finally retired) moved to Tucson, AZ in 2013 where they rescued their beloved greyhounds. He became a Knight of Columbus in the Mother Teresa Council 12696 and 4th degree knight in the Msgr. James T. Weber Assembly 2152. Ken was kind and gentle soul. He cherished trips to visit his kids and grandkids and enjoyed traveling the country with Theresa.
A memorial Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Tucson, AZ on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00am. Military Honors and internment will be on Monday, October 15th at 11:00 AM at Southern Arizona VA Memorial Cemetery, Sierra Vista. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.