David D. Romanski, age 66, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2023, at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington.
David was born on September 29, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he was the cherished son of Edmund and Dee Romanski. David was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Schools through the 8th grade; he went on to study automotive at Shawsheen Valley Regional Tech High School where he graduated with the Class of 1974.
David was known by family and friends as a "mechanical genius" who could fix anything that was put before him. He was employed as a general mechanic for United Airlines for over 30 years and just six months away from retiring. David's work ethic, endearing personality, and mechanical "know how" made him quite an asset throughout the years and he made many long-time friends with his co-workers.
In his spare time, David enjoyed tinkering with and restoring hot rods, motorcycles, and antique cars; a passion he loved to share with his sons. He loved being on the "open road" on his motorcycle, in the woods on mini bikes with his sons, or taking out the latest antique car for a Sunday stroll.
David was also a "history buff" who loved to watch war movies and learn what he could about high ranking officers and Generals in the military; he was always willing to pass along all the information that he learned to anyone who was interested.
David enjoyed watching movies with family and friends whether it was an "oldie" or the latest release; he loved them all.
David will be fondly remembered as a great story teller who could touch upon most subjects and make them seem awesome. He had an unconditional love of family and friends, he enjoyed the time spent with "his boys", and most recently he became a "Grampa" which made him so proud. David was the "fun uncle" who let the kids get away with just about anything and not tell their parents. David was just a "good guy" with a huge heart; he will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.
David was the devoted father of Zachary Romanski and his wife Pichada and the late Joshua Romanski, he was the beloved son of Edmund and Dolores "Dee" (Becker) Romanski, loving "Grampa" of Leo Singto Romanski, all of Wilmington, dear brother of Deborah Romanski and her husband Robert Mellon of Richboro, PA, the late Dale Romanski and the late Christopher Romanski, special uncle of Elizabeth, Lauren, and Eric Mellon. David is also survived by his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Friday, April 28th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in David's memory to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.