Harry Romine

Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Longtime Ketchikan resident Harry Romine died Jan. 23, 2010. He was 85.

Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Circle, Mont., he grew up on his family's sheep ranch.

He married Lola Hale on May 16, 1948, and moved to Ketchikan, where he was employed by the Alaska Sportsman Magazine. The couple bought the Downtown Press and operated it for many years before starting Romine's Locksmith. The couple had two children.

He belonged to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was head deacon but performed other duties as well.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Romine.

He is survived by his two children, Bruce Romine and Gwyneth Gilmon and husband, Robert; and grandsons, Joe, Mark, Sean and Justin Romine. No services are scheduled.

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