GLOUCESTER, MA - David Rome of Gloucester passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. He was the loving son of the late Richard Rome and Ethel (Shapiro) Rome; and devoted brother of James Rome and wife, Mirta of Gloucester. He was the dear uncle of Aaron Rome and wife, Yolanda, and Jacob Rome and wife, Jennifer; and loving great-uncle of Nathan, Max, Quincy and Jordan. David also leaves 16 first cousins.
David was born in Worchester, Mass. He later was a graduate of Bryant College and obtained his Master's degree in marketing from American University. After graduation he worked as an Assistant Town Manager of Ipswich. David also was a significant contributor to the development of the Central Grammar School Senior Housing Project in Gloucester. For many years he worked in sales for Rome specialties. During the last 30 years he owned a Mailboxes etc. store, later to become Easy Ship and Pack (ESP). David was known for his integrity, loyalty, and his wry sense of humor. Over the years he collected and kept friends from all walks of life. He will be missed by all.
Funeral Services will be held at Temple Ahavt Achim, 86 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Interment in Mount Jacob Cemetery, Gloucester. Memorial observance will be held immediately after burial and resume on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at David's late residence.
Contributions in David's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, c/o Finance Dept., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or at www.kidney.org/donate. Visit www.torffuneralservice.com for guest book and directions.
Published on February 5, 2018