John Joseph Romano III

October 27, 1958 - June 27, 2023

10/27/1958 - 06/27/2023

Past Services

Celebration of Life
Friday July 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23457

John Joseph Romano III, passed away on June 27th, 2023 in Virginia Beach, VA. John was born October 27th, 1958. He is preceded in death by his parents; Patricia Romano, John J Romano Jr, and Barbara Romano. John grew up in Cheshire, CT and attended Cheshire High School. 

John graduated from The University of Connecticut in 1981. He excelled in playing the trumpet and earned his degree in business and music. He was distinguished in his career as a pilot for over 35 years. His love for flying was infectious and felt by his students and fellow pilots. He was a retired airline pilot with Northwest Airlines and more recently put his heart and soul into a private charter company, Aloft Aviation, as Captain and COO. 

John was an extraordinary soul who exuded love and kindness in all its forms. From his infectious laugh to his abundance of jokes, accents, and impressions he was always bringing joy to us all. He loved his family deeply and valued them above everything else. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Amanda Romano; his daughter, Meredith; his son, Tyler and daughter-in-law Hind; his sister, Lisa Sarris and husband Bill; his sister, Denise Romano; his sister, Lori Mastrobuoni and husband Albert; his brother, Jamie Romano and wife Deborah; his brother David Romano and wife Julia; his sister Christine Oxsalida; his brother Matt Oxsalida and wife Coleen; as well as his many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed and is so remarkably loved by family, friends, and all who knew him. 

The family will receive friends and family for a celebration of life on July 14th, 2023 from 6pm-9pm at the Military Aviation Museum; 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457.

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Lori Joyner
2 months ago

So sorry to hear about John. I grew up in CT also and knew bot h John and Jamie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rich Campana
2 months ago

John was an amazing guy. He was truly passionate about his family, friends, and aviation. I will always remember the first time we flew together in the Company Citation. My thoughts go out to his family.

Dianne Shamlin
2 months ago

Amanda I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and your family.

Rube Blanchard
2 months ago

Mandy, Desi and I were so sorry to hear this. Please know that lots of love and prayers are going up for you and your family.

Roger Keown
2 months ago

Mandy I am so sorry for your loss. We just lost my wife’s mother on June 28th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Eva Jones
2 months ago

My deepest condolences to Jamie and you and family. Always very difficult to lose a parent. May he rest in peace.

Sandy and Jay Shubel
2 months ago

Mandy and family,
Words cannot express my shock and deep sadness upon hearing of John’s passing. John was one of the kindest and most intelligent people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. His sense of humor, jokes and impersonations never failed to make me laugh and often changed the tone for the rest of my working day, or night, as the case might have been.
His infamous “I’m thanking you from the heart of my bottom”, will live on in my heart forever.
May you all gain strength and comfort in knowing how much he loved and adored you all.
While flying was his driving work force, family was his life devotion.

With love, Jay and Sandy

Diane B. Eissler
2 months ago

My dear Jamie and family… I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you…John was such an amazing guy and friend… I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers, always and forever… God bless all … Diane, aka Hooter… xoxoxo…

Nancy Woolery
2 months ago

To the whole family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. John really was a special person and a great next door neighbor to us! I know that my John loved his sense of humor too! So many great memories to treasure.

Cody Hunter
2 months ago

We lost John too soon, I’m so sorry and so sad he’s gone 💔

Love Johns ability to relate to people and the way he made me feel. He was warm, kind, and always felt like he could relate to any subject. He is a daily reminder to keep things fun and light and to not take life too seriously. Great guy, helped me and my family in a huge way. I grew in leaps and bounds in the last year and my whole family benifits from it none of it would be possible without John. He took a chance on me and I will never forget it. I miss him big time. 

Breaks my heart that he’s gone 💔. Lost my dad when he was 65 and that’s WAY a too young. 💔

I pray you and your family can find peace during this difficult time.