Obituary of Jane S. Romer
Jane Sweet Romer, 92, Dumont, NJ, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021, surrounded by her family, at Englewood Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey.
A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Jane was born on January 6, 1929, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Dr. Wallace and Elinore Sweet. After her father's untimely death, Jane and her brother, Donald traveled to California with their mother and spent their summers in New York. In 1939, the family moved to Staten Island to live with extended family. In 1946, she graduated from Mt. Holyoke and began her work life at Time Incorporated. She married the love of her life, I. Scott Romer on January 6, 1952, and the couple moved to West Nyack, New York where they resided for 52 years. After raising her sons, she went back to school and received a master's degree in elementary education. She was employed by the Orangetown Public School District for 22 years. They shared 59 years full of adventures raising their two sons, traveling extensively, and developing deep friendships. She was very active in church leadership roles and ministries. The couple worked tirelessly on school and church projects through the years. She actively volunteered in many community efforts including food pantries and church fundraisers. In retirement, the couple moved to Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, where their love of Cape Cod was shared with family and many friends. She enjoyed reading, crafts, and spending time with her rescue dogs, mostly recently her beagle, Dudley. In her own words she was "greatly blessed" and felt that "for those who have been given much, much is expected." Those who knew her received that and so much more!
Jane is predeceased by her parents, Her husband Scott, brother, Donald Sweet, and sister-in-law Ingeborg.
She is survived by her son Mark and his fiancee Kathleen Lynch from Wilmington, North Carolina, son Todd and his wife Elinor from Cresskill, New Jersey, and grandchildren Justin, Daniel, Allie, Casey and his fiancee Shannon Cole.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday August 9, 2021 at 11:00 am in St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 84 Ehrhardt Rd. Pearl River, NY 10965.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Christ Church, 671 MA-28, Harwich Port, MA 02646 or to any food pantry of choice in Jane's name.