Laurie Beth Roman
Obsessive Family Historian, Researcher and Writer.
Laurie Beth Roman, of Austintown, died Tuesday October 15th, 2019. She was born July 24, 1955, in Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, the daughter of Robert G. and Florence G. (Whiteman) Roman.
During a 21 year marriage to Arthur W Duffy (predeceased), they lived in Fort Meade, MD; Darmstadt, West Germany; Fort Clayton, Panama; Riverview, Fl; and settled in Austintown,OH. Laurie spent many years researching and writing about her family history. Teaching others how to research their Native American Ancestry until a head injury put a hold on her work. A long hiatus to heal brought her back to work she loved. Then, she concentrated on writing several books about her family in her hometown of Ridgewood, while documenting her direct ancestors. She was a member of The California Area Historical Society of California, Washington County Pa; Genealogical Society of Bergen County (NJ); Life Member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW; and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking for her family, reading and genealogy.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristi Duffy (John) of Austintown, OH; son, Robert Duffy (Arica) of Riverview, FL; brothers; David Roman of Riverview, FL, Lew Roman (Doreen) of Broomfield, CO, Bruce Roman (Anita) of Brandon, FL; several most loving nieces, nephews and cousins, too numerous to mention.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc. Send condolences by visiting: www.cremateohio.com.
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