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Roger C. Romero, 42, passed away July 29, 2016, at his home.
Roger was born in Portsmouth, Va., where he was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Mark.
He was an earth science and social studies teacher at Brandon Middle School who enjoyed making a difference in his students’ lives. He also enjoyed surfing, snowboarding and soccer.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Romeo Romero of the Philippines; Florespida Romero of Virginia Beach, Va.; his sister, Gail Romero of Virginia Beach, Va.; his brother, Ronnie Romero (Mary) of Richmond, Va.; and his nieces, Kelli Scafe, Krysten Scafe and Katlyn Romero.
The family will receive friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1485 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, Va. A funeral mass, led by the Rev. Fr. Anthony Mpungu, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Catholic Church of St. Mark, 1505 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, Va.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children.s Research Hospital for cancer research.