Joseph Anthony Romano Sr., had passion for golf

November 13, 2023
Joseph “JoJo” Anthony Romano Sr., 81, of Pickens, S.C., passed away at home Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. He was born Feb. 2, 1942, in Washington, Pa., to Dominick Romano and Rose Belotti, and his older siblings, Dominick “Scooter” Romano, Russell Roveno and Isabelle Loughman.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, leaving behind his wife of 23 years, Cheryl S. Romano; son, Joseph Romano Jr. and wife Carol of North Wales, Pa.; stepchildren, Sean Donohue and Maureen (Chris) Riddle; and his grandchildren, Nicholas Romano of Philadelphia, Pa., Christian Romano of Charlotte, N.C., and Chloe Romano of North Wales, Pa., Tracy, Marcus and Connor Riddle of Richlands, N.C., and Sabrinna Donohue of North Carolina.

Graduating from Trinity High School in Washington, Pa., he excelled at baseball, wrestling, and football. In the ‘60s, JoJo played AAA baseball, having the honor of playing for the Chicago Cubs for a few games. He taught kids with Washington Pony League and South Franklin Township to play baseball. JoJo worked as a Baltimore Life Insurance salesman, receiving multiple awards, and he was the previous owner of Golden Lion on Chestnut Street. JoJo was a member of the Sons of Italy, the Alpine Club, parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church, store manager at Tee2Green, and starter for The Rookery in Delaware.

Golfing was his true-life passion, and he was a member of Greene County Country Club. For anyone who remembers JoJo, golfing or out and about, he was always seen matching from head to toe.

His wife Cheryl was his true love. He would go to the end of the world to be there for her even in his last days. He was known as her “House Mouse,” and took care of their pets. His grandkids also meant the world to him, always willing to brag about them to anyone who would listen.

Be sure to bring your golf cart, cigar, and your clubs, and listen to his story the next time you see him.

In lieu of flowers, make donations in memory of JoJo to

Cards can be mailed to: Cheryl Romano, 209 Hickory Dr., Pickens, SC 29671.

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