Obituary of Michael Romita
Michael Romita, beloved husband of Rose (d. 1993), father, grandfather and great-grandfather died peacefully in his sleep on March 11, 2018 at the age of 94.
Michael was born in the Bronx, NY on December 6, 1923 to Mauro and Libertaria Romita. He went to work for his father in the growing concern of Castle Coal Company, Inc. immediately upon his graduation from Columbus High School. He eventually succeeded his father and, together with his siblings, developed Castle into the largest independently owned fuel oil and natural gas company in the New York metropolitan area.
After his retirement as CEO and Chairman of Castle Oil Corporation, he remained an active investor in commercial and residential real estate until just before his death. He was also an avid sportsman. Michael was a generous donor to charities supporting education and healthcare.
He is survived by his son, Mauro Romita, MD; daughter-in-law, Linda Romita; granddaughter, Dana Romita, great-grandchildren, Sofia and Alexander Cox and youngest brother Mauro C Romita Esq. He was a lifelong companion to his son, an inspiration to his entire family and a most generous, compassionate, and devoted parent.
He will live forever in our hearts.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Hodder Farenga Funeral Home at 899 McLean Avenue Yonkers, NY 10704.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday March 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at The College of New Rochelle Holy Family Chapel at 29 Castle Place New Rochelle, NY 10805.
Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, at 10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532.
In Michael's memory, donations to Calvary Hospital 1740 Eastchester Road Bronx, NY 10461 (718) 518-2000 or www.calvaryhospital.org/ways-to-give/ would be greatly appreciated.