Linda Marie Romitti of Weirton, a dedicated educator for 40 years, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020, from complications of type 2 diabetes. She was 68 years old.
Linda was born on February 8, 1952, the first of three children born to Henry and Laura Warzynski Drizmala.
She grew up in Weirton, WV, and graduated from Weir High School in 1970. She continued her education at West Liberty State College and West Virginia University, where she earned her Master’s Degree.
It was in Morgantown, WV, where she first met Tom Romitti. He asked her out, but Linda was too busy with her studies to go. Two years later, they met again, and she decided to go; they dated two years and were married on June 13, 1981.
In their 39 years of marriage, they were blessed with a son Andrew who followed in his mother’s footsteps of being an educator.
Linda retired after 40 years with the Hancock County Board of Education, where she taught first-grade at Broadview Elementary School. Some families had Linda for multiple generations.
Most of all, Linda will be remembered for her caring, sweet, and friendly nature. She can be described as fiercely loyal, especially when it came to her friends and family.
Linda nourished her faith at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church and Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church.
She will be remembered with love by her husband, Thomas Romitti; her son, Andrew Romitti; her sister, Janice (Mario) Boni; her brother, Thomas (Luann) Drizmala; her nephew, Mario Boni; and her Australian Blue Heeler, Raider who never left her side.
Private family visitation and liturgy of the word funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home.
Entombment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery.
In recognition of Linda’s love of reading and education, memorial contributions may be made to Weirton Elementary School in the memo line “Read with me Weirton,” 3428 Pennsylvania Avenue Weirton.
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