Cobleskill- William C. Romain, Jr. passed away March 1, 2019 at the age of 80 years young.
Born in Troy, NY, he was the son of William C. Romain, Sr. and Kathryn Elizabeth Romain. Bill grew up in Newtonville, NY attending Newtonville grade school. He then attended the Milne School in Albany graduating in 1956, when he enrolled at SUNY Cobleskill and graduated in 1958.
He married his lifelong love of 59 years, Judith A. Shutt. After being employed at Schoharie County Aglime and Remington Rand in Cobleskill, he opened a Texaco Service Station (Bill’s Texaco) on the east end of Cobleskill, along with a 24 hour Towing & Recovery business. He also started and promoted the Schoharie Valley Antique Auto Show for 35 years. Bill drove school bus for the Cobleskill Central School District for 14 years. After retiring from his business in 1994, he was employed by Cobleskill Stone Products for 20 years retiring in 2014. Bill loved antique cars, trucks, and tractors in addition to restoring antique toys.
Survivors include his wife Judy, two sons: William R. and Robert A., two daughters: Karen (Chad) Poist, Kathryn Christman, his two sisters: Karen Foster of Lake Placid and Barbara Ethier (Med) of Clifton Park, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Service Arrangements will be held at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St. Cobleskill, NY. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4PM to 8PM and a memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Marathon for a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187, Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley Inc., PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Donations may be made to:
Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc.
PO Box 40, Howes Cave NY 12092
Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care
297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta NY 13820
Marathon For a Better Life
PO Box 268, Warnerville NY 12187