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William Joseph Rom

April 10, 1925 — April 28, 2016

William Joseph Rom, age 91, resident of Cleveland, TN, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, in a local healthcare facility.  He was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. 

William served his country in WWII, where he was a recipient of both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Rom, and his parents; Joseph and Mary Maurin Rom.

He is survived by two sons and daughters in law, William Michael (Joan) Rom, Huntington, New York and Curtiss Joseph (Susan) Rom, Cleveland, TN; grandchildren, Kristin (Shawn) Keys, William Rom, Nicole Rom, Curtiss J. Rom, Alan Bryant, Stacy Bryant Farris, Jaime Bryant (Mason) Followell and William John Rom; great grandchildren, Lexi Bryant, Alison Bryant, Robbie Bryant, Rhett Bryant, Jack Mason Followell, Skylar Bryant, Christopher Keys, Tyler Keys, Jason Rom and Alayna Bryant; sister, Rosemary Rom (Harry) McLaughlin;  numerous niece and nephews.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Mike Nolan officiating.  Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Grissom-Serenity Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to 

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