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Romano, Leo X.
Leo X. Romano, 84, of Galesburg, Ill., died at 10:54 a.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born December 3, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Leopoldo and Aurora Romano. He married Evangelina M. Sanchez of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on November 25, 1953 in Laredo, Texas. She preceded him in death on November 25, 2007.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Xavier E. and Victoria M. Romano of Galesburg; his granddaughter, Alejandra Romano, from Galesburg, currently attending the University of South Dakota; and two sisters, Consuelo Lowdermilk of Olympia, Wash. and Adriana Fabian of Santa Ana, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Romie Romano.

Leo was the owner/operator of Xavier and Associates in San Diego, Calif. for many years. He was an interior designer, interior architect, and mural painter. He graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio and earned his bachelors degree from National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Mexico. He had lived in San Antonio, Mexico City, San Diego for over 50 years, and in Galesburg since 2007. Leo was of the Catholic faith.

Leo served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was one of the last surviving members of the unit that was stationed in Guam in the Pacific Theatre. All three brothers served in World War II.

Cremation will be accorded. No visitation or service is planned. Memorials may be made to Damas Latinas for university scholarships for students with financial need, c/o 4020 Troon Way, Bonita, CA 91902. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service of Galesburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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