Carol Ann Romanek

Apr 16 1936
Jan 25 2020
83 Years
Gap, Pennsylvania

Carol Ann Romanek, 83, of Gap, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at her home.  She was the widow of Stephen F. Romanek with whom she shared 38 years of marriage.
Born in Hamburg, New York, Carol was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Frances Louise (Timm) and Fredrick Herman Sickau.  

Carol was a resident of Lancaster County since 1972, having previously lived in New York where she graduated from SUNY Morrisville.  

She was employed by Servomation as a Food Service Manager, and she was a member of the American Business Women's Association.

Carol loved playing the piano and was a volunteer at the Kinzers Fire Co.

She is survived by her three children: Keith R. Saxton, and wife Eileen, of Atglen, PA,  Frederick J. Saxton, and wife Jean Ann, of Syracuse, NY and Colette Saxton, and significant other Paul, of Virginia; four grandchildren (Robyn, Cheryl, Robert, Holly) and six great-grandchildren (Timothy, Zeroun, Britain, Parker, Cole, Fletcher) and her sister, Harriette “Jean" Griffey of Boston, NY.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Zynn's Compassionate Care and Companion Services for their help and care during this last stage of Carol's life.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at


Keith, Eileen and family.  I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother Keith.  My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.  May your many memories, get you through this difficult time.



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Colette so sorry,for your loss.  thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.   Your friend< Betty

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Myself,Karen, Dave and my sister Stephanie would like to send our deepest condolences to the family.Carol was a wonderful neighbor in Kinzers she was always having us over and was the best house on the block for Halloween as she served up yummy cider.We have many memories with her and Steve.God bless you all and hold onto the memories ❤️-deepest sympathy 

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To Keith and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a loving friend and neighbor to the family, I will surely pass the sad news on to my dad. Sincere sympathy to your family. Sincerely, Sharon 

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Keith, Colette, Fred and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although I didn't know your mom long, I was blessed to be a part of her life. I will miss her spunk, giving her face massages (she loved those) and her wink whenever you did or said something she liked. Most of all, I will miss her kind heart.

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Colette, Fred, Keith and families, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Colette, you look like her.  Our deepest condolences to you all.

Much love, Barb and Keith White 




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To Keith, Fred, Collette and your families... I'm so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. I have such wonderful memories of the summer that Ann and I spent time with your family in New Jersey. Your mom was very kind to me and taught me so many things. We had fun every day... lots of laughter. She took us shopping to the mall in Cherry Hill and bought me a beautiful dress for school. We went to see Chubby Checker and the Shan gri las!  What a generous, caring sweetheart she was!

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So sorry for your loss .Praying for you Holly and your family.

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Keith, Fred, Colette, & families,   I have just now learned of your mom's passing, and though you may not remember me, we are connected. I remember when I was small & we had a bridal shower in our home for your mom before she married your dad, my uncle. I remember how elegant she was and how excited I was. I also remember their wedding. It was the fittest one I ever attended at about age 7 or 8.  We visited your folks in NJ one summer & I remember her being such a sweet person.  I am also sorry that I never realized how close to her I had moved.  We lose track over the decades but I am in Lancaster County as well.  Sending prayers your way, and memories of a wonderful aunt.  Love and blessings to you all, Bev




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