Nikolas Andreas Romano
April 6, 1999 ~ September 21, 2023
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Nikolas Andreas Romano on September 21, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 24. He is survived by his loving parents, Rick Romano and Julianne Turko. Nik was born April 6, 1999 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Communications Arts High School, a magnet school in San Antonio, in 2017 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Management at the University of Texas in San Antonio.
Nik grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and San Antonio, Texas. He experienced life changing and interesting trips around the world to include Japan, France, Italy, and Canada. He managed to visit 41 of the 50 states and enjoyed them all. Particularly playing tricks on his mom about where we were in the world!
After earning his degree, Nik started his professional career at Catamount Constructors, Inc. working at the same company as his father. Although Nik started his career with a bit of skepticism, he flourished under the guidance of his excellent mentors.
If you knew Nik, you loved him. He was intelligent, handsome, kind, and …different. A close friend once asked him if he thought we was special. He responded by saying no, he didn’t think of himself as special but rather he thought of himself as unique. He saw the world through his own eyes and on his own terms. As his dad would say, Nik just “got it.” He was incredibly close to his parents. He always sought their advice and valued their relationship. They shared the same humor, wisdom, and hobbies. They created wonderful projects together.
Like his parents, he loved Halloween. He enjoyed working with them to create a large, fully animated haunted house that spanned over several neighbor’s yards. It was an annual spectacle visited by over 5,000 people and highlighted in the news each year. He especially enjoyed scaring the kids and adults.
Nik spread joy to others. He would stand on a table and play his saxophone at parties. That takes confidence and silliness – just his style. He loved to wear goofy hats when you least expected it – hats with chickens on top of it and hats on top of other hats.
Nik’s humor, cleverness, silliness, kindness, and warmth will be missed.
Rick and Julianne would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Nik’s friends and co-workers that loved him. Your support and compassion are greatly appreciated.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
A Celebration of Life will be held on a date and time to be announced. There will also be a Viking funeral send-off at a date and time to be determined. Please join us and share stories of Nik with his friends and family.
SCHOLORSHIP ENDOWMENT DONATION
In honor of Nik, a scholarship endowment has been created to help teens attain a degree in hopes of creating a better life. We will post details as they are developed but please consider donating in order to keep Nik’s memory alive long into the future.