January 23, 1953 ~ January 16, 2016

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Toby J. Romero, 62, passed away Jan. 16, 2016. Survived by his wife, Lynn Romero; children, Janet (Brian Murray) Romero, Toby (Charles Broshous) Romero and their mother, Christine Manzanares, all of Denver; step-children, Shawne W. (Janay) Camp of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Justin H. (Cindy) Camp of Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Frank (Martha) Romero of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Charlotte Romero of Pueblo; close friends, Angye Jarnigan-Gray, Mary Hudson, Bobby Gonzales and the Marquez family; goddaughter, Daniela Marquez; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Molly Romero; brothers, LeRoy 'Bebobs' and Patrick Romero; sisters, Gloria and Veronica Romero; and close friend, Jim Manzanares. Toby was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Pueblo. He was a passionate educator for over 30 years. Member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus # 557 and Nocturnal Adoration Society. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Recitation of the Rosary, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, followed by a memorial Mass at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Those who desire may make memorials to either Wounded Warriors or PAWS for Life through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Lynn and family, we are so sorry and saddened by this news. Mr R made a huge impact on our son’s learning and his young life! We have you all in our prayers!

  2. Lynn I am so sorry to hear about Toby. I have fond memories of you both from my youth. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. I am truly saddened by the loss of one of my great friends. Toby meant so much too so many, and I was proud to know him. I first met Toby almost 10 years ago when we both were working to get our Gifted Certification. Every day since, I have tried to become the best possible teacher and live up to the standards that Toby set. I will always cherish those 4:30 breakfasts at Denny’s. These were some of the best education and life conversations that I have ever had. May you rest in peace my dear friend. You will truly be missed!

    Mike Proto

  4. Lynn, we are so sorry for your loss. Toby was a fine man and an exceptional teacher. He has helped so many students. Joe and I are honored to have known him if even for a brief time. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. GOD has you safely in HIS hands, we have you and our memories in our hearts. Lynn, you are such a strong, wonderful pillar of strength. We love you and send tons of prayers and hugs. What a major impact you and Mr Romero have made on so many students, especially my little guy. We send tons of hugs!!

  6. Toby Romero was a true friend to me. Toby Romero was also a friend to everyone at Windsor Forest Elementary School. I will always remember Toby as the best educator I have ever known. He was idolized by his students and well respected by his peers. His classroom was a perfect teaching environment. Toby was more than a superb teacher. Toby was genuine, humorous, artistic, and caring. I never thanked him for the countless hours of English classes he offered to our Non-English speaking students and their families to master English. I am sadden that my plans to visit one summer will never be realized. I am saddened to never shake his hand again. Toby was a gentleman, a mentor, and a friend. Rest In Peace. Barry Cline

  7. We are sorry about Toby we will miss him. Our condolences to you Lynn and all the family. He was truly a kind person and thoughtful. Sorry we could not be there today in body but know our hearts are with you. Love always!

    Auntie Ann Macaluso Albrow

    Bessie and Chuck Howell

    Ella Albrow Bowman

    Asha West and Nataki Albrow

  8. Toby was and will always be a vibrant educator, motivator, and genuine man. I was able to spend a brief amount of time with him and his beautiful wife. In that short time, his enthusiastic nature was evident and contagious. He will now be teaching in his new life. May you rest in peace

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with this family.Find strength in God. He knows best.Only a few people will come into your life and make such a lasting impact. Heaven has reclaimed one of them.

  10. Auntie Lynn, Janet, and Toby I am so sorry for your loss. The news came as quite a shock to me as uncle Toby was always my favorite uncle from a child until now. I just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  11. I heard of Toby’s passing just recently. What a great guy. I met Toby in 1981 when he worked in the registrar’s office at USC. Thank you Toby, for being such a wonderful educator. You touched many lives. I really admired your compassion for the students, the parents and your colleagues. Lynn, my prayers are with you. God bless you.

  12. We just learned of primo Toby’s passing and are shocked and saddened. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynn, Frankie, and the rest of the family. George, Samantha, Laurrie, and Tommy (the Baca).

  13. He was my teacher…I will truly miss him…I will never forget him…I will never forgot the moments with him…I will never forget any of it…He was the sweetest man ever. 🙁

  14. I’m very sorry to hear of Toby’s passing. He was a very nice man and always had a smile and a kind word when ever he came into my small restaurant. His presence will be missed. All our best thoughts and prayers to his wife and family. Mike, Elly and the staff at Papa Jose’s

  15. The Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Toby was a wonderful person. May you find strength in God. ~~ Mary Beth Garrett and Family

  16. My heart is broken over the sudden death of my best friend, and fellow teacher, Toby. The highlight of my days at school, was to pop in each morning early to Toby’s classroom to discuss whatever…the baseball game, the football game, politics, music, and even school stuff while he prepped for his students! The end of my day, I would visit my other best friend, Lynn, Toby’s wife, and get a hug! Together, the three of us spent fun times at the Savannah Sand Gnats baseball games, and attended wonderful shows at the Savannah Theater. It didn’t matter where we were and what we were doing, with Toby and Lynn it was always a fun adventure! When they moved to Colorado, it made me so very sad to know they were so far away. I knew, though that they were just a phone call or text away, and we kept in touch often during the week. Toby and Lynn reached out to students, parents, staff, neighbors, and strangers, helping out in amazing ways. Toby left a legacy of love and will never be forgotten. My prayers are BIG and BOLD for you, Lynn, and the family. Love always!!
    Mary

  17. Toby was perhaps the finest man a brother-in-law could ask for. He was a salt-of-the-earth, shirt-off-his-back kind of guy. We always looked forward to being greeted by his welcoming smile, warm hearted, intelligent conversations, and natural curiosity.

    His love of life and of people was obvious in the way he gave and extended himself to those around him, particularly in his passion for teaching. He has made this life a better place to live’��by one child at a time’��through his personal intervention in his student’s lives, often going beyond the job description and giving of himself and of his personal resources. His love of life also manifested its self in the endearing way he cared for my ailing sister. Always there for her, looking out for her, and caring for her needs and comfort, even above that of his own.

    Yes, we will miss Toby, always, but his legacy will continue in our thoughts and hearts as his life has taught us something very special about selflessness and for the caring for those in our own lives’ pathway.

  18. Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. Toby was a wonderful, caring man. I am glad to have had the privilege to know both of you. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God Bless.

  19. Toby is a friend of us. I have known TOBY for over 40 years. A kind heart and he always made me smile. He truly is a gift and Heaven is brighter place with him there !!! I am not sad but happy for the pleasure of knowing him. Lynn has a Angel by her side now !! Lynn , Frank Romero and family I send my condolences to you all. God Bless you all. Respectfully a friend of Toby , Jim and Dee Prelesnik

  20. Mr. Romero was a great blessing to many students and fellow teachers throughout his teaching career. He was a great listener and always had a smile and a bit of advice to give. He will be greatly missed in the Savannah/Chatham school system. Our thoughts and prayers go to his loving wife and family.

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