Roman, Jr., Stephen J.

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June 28, 1944 - July 12, 2017

Roman, Jr., Stephen J.

Mr. Stephen “Steve” John Roman, Jr., age 73, of Carrollton, Texas sailed into his final sunset on July 12, 2017.  He was born on June 28, 1944 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  He was a graduate of University of Texas at Dallas. Steve retired from Raytheon.  After retirement, Steve enjoyed his days at the lake on his boat entertaining family and friends.  He was a jokester and had a unique sense of humor.  He adored his children and grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen John Roman.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Shults Roman of Carrollton, Texas; mother, Alice Walker of Tempe, Arizona; his children, Stephen J. Roman, III and wife, Lori of Pensacola, Florida; James Roman and wife, Amy of Irving, Texas, and Michael Roman and wife, Kimberly of Allen, Texas, Faith Woods and husband, Justin of The Colony, Texas and Gabriele Canavan of Carrollton, Texas; brothers, William “Bill” Roman and wife, Susie of Tempe, Arizona and Robert “Bob” Roman of Satellite Beach, Florida; precious grandchildren, Amanda Roman Clement and husband, Andrew of The Colony, Texas; Victoria Ward and husband, Shay of Irving, Texas; Tyler Roman of Las Colinas, Texas; Benjamin Roman and wife, Sarah of College Station, Texas; Sara Roman of Irving, Texas; Piper Roman of Allen, Texas, Isaac Roman of Irving, Texas and Lily Woods and Amelia Woods both of The Colony, Texas; two great grandsons, Christian Clement and Caleb Clement of The Colony, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, his extended lake family and a host of friends.

A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at North Dallas Funeral Chapel located at 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas (Farmers Branch), Texas 75234 with Rev. Jerry Hays officiating.

To see Stephen’s Memorial Tribute Video click here.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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July 14, 2017 3:36PM

So sorry for your loss Donna but know that the memories of Stephen will always be tucked away right there in you heart close to you. We will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Briggs Family

July 14, 2017 2:27PM

We lift up the Romans, their extended family and friends in prayer and caring thought during this time of tragic and unexpected loss.

Katrina and Frank Drahos

July 14, 2017 2:10PM

We are so sad to hear about Steve, there is a cloud over our hearts. We were so fortunate to not only find the boat meant for us but to also find some fabulous new friends that day we called the number on the flyer for Belles & Whistles. We will not be able to make it to Dallas for the celebration, but we will be raising a toast to Steve of rum and Dr. Pepper here in Florida. Our hearts go out to Donna and all of Steve's family, both on and off the lake, he left us all with many wonderful memories.

Gloria Lorio

July 14, 2017 10:47AM

It is with a sad 💓 we send our sincere condolences for the earthly loss of Steve! His spirit jokes fun nature boating skills/lessons taught will always be in our hearts souls minds as we think of him often! We know Donna & all the family members are broken hearted! We will lift each of you up in our prayers thoughts & memories shared of Steve often! We celebrate his life & he touched so many while hear with us! God's blessings to each of you as you take time to grieve & live life fully in his memory!

Cheryl Cannon

July 14, 2017 10:21AM

My thoughts are with Donna and her family during this difficult time. I will always remember Steve chilling at the lake. He will be missed.

Marilyn Hudson-Tremayne

July 14, 2017 10:19AM

Through the loss of our brother, we met some of the best people on earth, Steve being a central figure in that big-hearted group. This is a great loss to anyone who had ever been lucky enough to cross his path. Condolences and peace to his family and to the remaining close friends on the lake.

Kristen & Lipps Stahl

July 14, 2017 10:04AM

Donna Shults Roman my heart is aching for you. You guys were like peas and carrots(thank u Forrest Gump). But things will never be the same with out Stephen Roman I know he was your Stevie Poo. Just glad I got to hug him last week when we were there. Big hugs and if there is anything you need baby girl u have my number. We Love you so much. —

Michele Gloeckler

July 14, 2017 5:34AM

Words can never ever express the right thing to say when a loved one passes. However, my mother that passed years ago told me this: We are all placed on this earth by God to do a job and if you're one of the lucky ones, you'll get off work early. You'll see Steve again. We all will. Love ❤️ you. XoXo

Dan Schaffner

July 14, 2017 1:34AM

It is with heavy heart I must say goodby to such a great friend. I will continue to look at every sunset to see you and Donna coming in on Pelican to join me at my anchorage, to share our potluck and to stay up playing Settlers. My condolanceses go out to Donna and your family as well as your extended boating family that loved you so much! I will miss you so much, my friend.

Joe & Dorrie Nelms-Patterson

July 14, 2017 12:40AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve & Lynda Deeter

July 13, 2017 11:38PM

We are sadden and heartbroken by the loss of Steve. We are thinking of you and your family and our prayers are with you. We will always remember Steve in so many positive ways-with his smile, sense of humor and helpfulness to others. You have beautiful memories to look back to.

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