Romano, Barry J.

February 1, 2019

Condolences to all the family at this sad time. Farewell old friend. Your life, your heart are much too large for this scribe to capture. But your good deeds will live on, and fond memories of mine and so many others will just keep on flowering.

Rob Kuhn, Pelham, NY

Barry Romano was a dear friend of mine and my wife Karen.
We met through the Housing Authority Insurance Group.
Once Barry had bought a new machine to make employee ID cards that was very expensive.  I made our ID cards from the internet costing 0 dollars.  We laughed at this together, so I made an ID card for his dog from the Stillwater Housing Authority.  I think he got a good laugh about that.
He was my friend, we had some great times together, and I appreciated the respect that he showed to my wife.  He was
a man of service, serving those that that were in need.
I will miss you my friend.

Glen Redding, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Our hearts are heavy.  Barry was a wonderful man and he will be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we pray that his memory brings you, and us, comfort and joy.

Hilary and Louis Bruno, Trinity, Florida

My sympathies go out to the Romano family and friends as they mourn their great loss.  Barry was a good man with a big heart.  His memory will not fade away.

Aldo Ghirin, Watertown, MA

Gloria and family,
My deepest condolences.  I am not sure how to express how sad I feel for you and your family on this loss.  He was a wonderful guy.
Mike Burick

Michael Burick, Colonie

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Frank Hillebrandt, Schnectady, New York

Dear Gloria,

Just read of your brother’s passing in the Times Union ,
I would like to express my sympathy to you and tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Think of you often,
Suzanne Roenblum

Suzanne Rosenblum, Delray Beach

My condolences to the Romano family. Barry and I worked together when he was at the Albany Housing Authority and I worked at HAI Group as the head of the risk control department. Barry was a mentor and a friend. I wish you all the best in your loss.


Jeffrey Weslow, Fairfield, CT

I had the pleasure of meeting Barry thru Housing Authority Insurance. He Chaired the Risk Control Committee and I was the Vice Chair. He was the Deputy Director at Albany PHA and I was the Risk Manager at the Cuyahoga Metro Housing in Cleveland. The countless meetings and problem solving issues we dealt with over many years were always professional and with the best interests of the resident and growth of HAI. Barry always kept us focused on the mission and yet encouraged us to enjoy the friendships we established, to lighten up and have respect for one another. We were a part of a great group that enjoyed many good times. My sympathy to the Romano family. Keep sharing the stories, that will keep him close.

Jane E. Ryan, Brecksville, Ohio

I was so very sorry to read about your loss. My thoughts and prayers and thoughts are with you and the boys during this difficult time

Mary Ellen Roberts, Cohoes,NY

Barry was so much fun when we shared time at Manhattan College together . I have many happy memories of him , my deepest condolences to his family !

Dominic Lombardo, Latham New York

Our sincere condolences to Linda and the entire family. While time passes, memories don’t fade. The time in St. James for school, hanging out at each other’s house and your Dad singing the National Anthem for all on opening day of Whitehall Little League. Diane’s 30 years at the Housing Authority and the family friendships that were formed. Rest Peacefully, my friend and know that you made a difference.

Mike & Diane Myers, Lake Worth

Hay very sad to see my Delaware Ave. Buddy Barry Romano, will always remember the times with Barry and his best friend” Boa” Mayo , St. James Bazaar, summer vacations Wildwood NJ/Atlantic City NJ. Summer circa 1970 , Sue Rapazzo and many other of his beautiful friends.  Just Barry’s name brings a smile to my face.
Tony Treffiletti. Prayers thoughts and blessings to the entire Romano Family from an old neighborhood friend.

Anthony Treffiletti Tony', Albany NY

Condolences to Linda, Gloria and Family. Barry was our dear friend, a gentle and loving soul and one of the funniest guys on the planet! We will miss him greatly, our memories of him will last forever. Rest In Peace BB

Dennis and Alicja Sullivan, Yonkers

I will miss my good friend every day. I will not forget him for a second. Barry had a way of destressing my days when I would call him all wound up over work or life. He’d tell me to relax “forget-a-bout-it”! He’d tell me one of his millions of jokes and we’d laugh. My stress would be gone like a shot.  Barry was my friend, good or bad days and I was his. He was truly part of our family throughout the years. The past few years we got to contemplate life sitting on his porch with a couple adult beverages, LOL. I’ll miss those times very much.

To Linda, Aaron, Joe, Janson, Gloria and families, I know your pain and I can only offer my sincerest condolences. I only wish I could do more than that, I wish I could take away your pain, I can’t. We each have our own special memories of Barry and that will have to do until we see him again some day.
We’re all so sorry for your loss.
With All Our Love,
Jim & Sue McGarry and Family

Jim McGarry, Guilderland

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”  God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.


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