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Clifford H. Romberger (1947-2015) – Civil War Re-Enactor

Posted By on October 5, 2015

Word has been received of the death of Civil War Re-Enactor, Clifford H. Romberger.  His obituary, as it appeared in local area newspapers, and on the web site of Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, follows:

ELIZABETHTOWN – Clifford H. Romberger, 68, of Masonic Drive and formerly of Elizabethville, passed away Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at the Masonic Village. He was born March 18, 1947 in Harrisburg, son of the late Homer H. Romberger and Vera L. [Lesher] Romberger. Clifford was most known for his love of animals, especially horses. As a skilled horseman, Romberger wrangled horses for T.V. and film productions including Gettysburg (1993) and The Patriot (2000). Cliff was an avid Civil War re-enactor. He served as Company Commander of the 17th Pennsylvania Calvary, Company I.

Romberger was a member of the United States Air Force (1967-1971) and served during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Da Nang from 1970-1971.

After the war in Vietnam, Cliff took up a life of public service. He worked as a deputy with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 22 years. He also served as an elected Pennsylvania State Constable. He was a volunteer firefighter with Reliance Hose Company 1 Station 21, Elizabethville, Pennsylvania. Romberger also worked as the Washington Township Road Master.

A dedicated farmer, Cliff found great joy working his family’s farm in Elizabethville. During his life he raised and butchered hogs, steer, and chickens. He also used the farm to grow certified grain, corn, fruit trees, and Christmas trees.

He is survived by his son, Colt C. Romberger of Placentia, CA, his daughter Honesta C. Romberger and her husband Patrick McDonald of Silver Spring, Maryland, who are expecting his first grand-child in November. Also surviving Romberger; brother, Rodman H. Romberger, wife Cindy, and niece and nephews of Elizabethville; former wife and close friend Cheryl Romberger of Gratz.

Cliff was a member of Word of Grace Ministries in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and United Methodist in Elizabethville.

The family will receive friends at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc., Elizabethville on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 1-2 pm. Memorial Services starring at 2 pm followed by encryptment and Military Honors at the Maple Grove Cemetery Mausoleum, Elizabethville.



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