Elizabeth C. (Betts) Romick, age 95, of Versailles Borough, died December 24, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services of Bethel Park. Born April 7, 1925, in South Side, Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Anna (Raulinaitis) Laukaitis and the wife of the late Charles R. Romick for 53 years.
Elizabeth retired as a teacher's aide for the McKeesport Preschool for Exceptional Children. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi worship site, a Christian Mother at Corpus Christi Church, and a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas McKeesport Court No 221. Elizabeth enjoyed attending her quilting group at Beulah Park Church and the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Corpus Christi. She was a community ambassador for the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Pittsburgh. Elizabeth was incredibly proud of her Lithuanian heritage. Many will remember the stories she shared about how thrilled she was to experience a hot air balloon ride on her 70th birthday. Elizabeth had a passion for ice skating, beginning when she was young skating at Duquesne Gardens and continuing when she was older at South Park with her husband, Charles.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Charles E. (Sharon) Romick, Marjorie (Arthur) Trunzo and Thomas (Eileen) Romick; grandchildren, Amandah Romick Rosett (Kevin), Emily Romick (Jason) Gina Trunzo, Chelsea Akkus (Marc), and Stephen Romick (Elena); great-grandchildren, Hesper, Simone and Mackenzie; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, John Laukaitis, Ann LeGrand, Helen Engle, Silvia Korth, and Valeria "Honey" Shields; and infant grandson, Ian Thomas Romick.
Family and friends may be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, from 2 to 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Committal service will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Mary, Mother of God Parish. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.
Originally published December 28, 2020.