Lawrence P. Romanini, 63, computer programmer

December 24, 2003

Lawrence P. Romanini, a retired railroad computer programmer who was active in a rail retirees organization and the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council, died of an aneurysm Dec. 17 while vacationing in Las Vegas. The Timonium resident was 63.

Born in Cleveland, he attended Case Western Reserve University and began his railroad career in Cleveland as a Chesapeake and Ohio Railway messenger in the office of its president.

He served in the Navy from 1964 to 1966. He moved to Baltimore in 1967 as a computer programmer and held numerous positions in the technology departments of the successor railroad companies C&O/B&O, Chessie System and CSX. He retired in 1999.

This month, the Retired Administrators of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad elected Mr. Romanini as its president for next year. Members said he was the first non-B&O member to be given the honor.

Mr. Romanini coached and managed recreation council baseball teams, and had been the council treasurer and a board member.

A funeral Mass was offered Monday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville, where he was an usher.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, the former Joan Jarchow; a son, Matthew Romanini of Cockeysville; a daughter, Andrea Degges of York, Pa.; his parents, Pietro and Eleanor Romanini of Cleveland; two sets of twin brothers, Robert and Richard and Thomas and Timothy Romanini, all of Cleveland; and two granddaughters.

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