Donald A. "Donnie" Romer


Mr. Donald A. Romer

Port Jervis, NY

Mr. Donald A. “Donnie” Romer of Port Jervis, NY and a lifetime resident of the area died Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Bon Secours Community Hospital.  He was 61.

He was born November 15, 1959 in Warwick, NY the son of the late George Benson Romer and the late Audrey Irene Wilson Romer.


Donnie married Laurie A. Baisley 40 years ago on April 11, 1981 in Port Jervis, NY.


He worked as a Supervisor for Konica Minolta, Goshen, NY.

Donnie was a 20 plus year member and past president of the Port Jervis Little League who worked tirelessly for the children of Port Jervis.  He bowled at Minisink Lanes and currently at PJ Bowl.  Donald loved to Golf, rain or shine on Sundays at Cliff Park with Ray, Steve and Carmine.

A family statement read: “Donnie was the most selfless, caring, and loving man.  He was the best husband, father and pop.  He loved his family unconditionally and always put them first.  He was the biggest supporter of his grandchildren’s sports.  He was their biggest fan.  Donnie leaving us left a huge hole in all of our hearts.  He will be greatly missed.  I would like to thank the respiratory department and ICU nurses and staff at the Bon Secours Community Hospital for the care, prayers and compassion that was given to Donnie.”


Surviving are:

Wife: Laurie Romer                                       

Son: Chad Romer and his wife Sheila          

Daughter: Lindsay Bennett and her husband Aaron

3 Grandchildren: Paige Bennett, Mia Romer And Elias Romer

4 Brothers: Charles Romer and his wife Christine, Russell Romer and his wife Kelly, Edsell Romer and his wife Julia and Jesse Romer

3 Sisters: Shirley Cooper, Trudy Baez and her husband Milford and Keturah Romer

Also several nieces and nephews

Father-in-law and Mother-in-Law:  Robert “Flip” Baisley and Laura Baisley

3 Sisters-in-law: Patricia Romer, Bettie Fountain and husband Paul and Sarah Baisley

2 Brothers-in-law: Robert Baisley, Jr. and Gerald Baisley

He was predeceased by his brothers: George, Allen and Douglas Eugene Romer, Sr.

He was predeceased by his sisters: Hilda McGraw and Irene Romer


Visitation will be at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. 


Funeral services will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM from Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY with Pastor Tom Zahradnik officiating.


Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.


Memorial contributions may be made to Port Jervis Little League, PO Box 430, Port Jervis, NY  12771


Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit