Romeo De La Cruz
Romeo De La Cruz
  • January 14, 1939 - November 17, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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On November 17, 2017, Romeo “Roming” Arcilla de la Cruz, a long time resident of South Tampa passed away suddenly at the age of 78 years. Roming was born on January 14, 1939 in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines to Porferia Arcilla and Gregorio de la Cruz. He was the youngest of 11 children. He served as a Philippine Customs Agent for many years before migrating to the United States in 1985. He worked as a newspaper handler at Tampa Tribune until he retired in 2009. Roming enjoyed traveling, fishing, and fixing cars.

Roming will be forever remembered by his wife of 49 years, Emilie, their three children, Xuyen (Alex), Valery “Boboy”, and RJ; grandchildren Lexa, Ryanne, and Luke; siblings Felicidad, Antonio, Concepcion, Jaime, and Celedonio. Roming will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Blount and Curry Funeral Home 605 Macdill Ave. Tampa, FL 33611. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church 4518 S. Manhattan Ave. Tampa, FL 33611.