Romeo George Dente

Date of Death: 1/16/2018

Romeo George Dente

August 20, 1923 – January 16, 2018

Romeo George Dente, 94, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at Maybrook Hills Rehab. & Health Care Center.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late George A. Dente and Rose (Menza) Dente.  He married Marietta G. Fisher on August 2, 1997 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife; two grandchildren, Anthony P. (Kelly) Dente and Jessica F. (Nathan) Rossman; two step-children:  Paula (Charles) Harpster and Thomas F. (Jennifer) Wilson; a brother, James Dente of Phoenix, AZ and daugher-in-law, Carla Dente Firment.

He was preceded in death by; a son, Dr. Jeffry F. Dente; three sisters: Carmela Grippo, Juliette Fiore, and Italia DeBernardis; and a brother Anthony Dente.

Romeo was a graduate of Altoona High School and was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran. He retired from the PA Department of Revenue as a field auditor.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the American Legion, and the James L. Noble Post #3 VFW.  He enjoyed music, singing and playing the harmonica.

Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

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