Your spirit will be with us forever.
We love you Mikey.
  • 56 years old
  • Born on February 22, 1962 in California, United States.
  • Passed away on February 9, 2019 in Sacramento, California, United States.

Robert Michael (Mike) Rome passed away... it is hard to even type these words.  Kind, giving, loving, unselfish... always ready to laugh, tell a story or listen to yours, Mike was one of the good people in the world. He celebrated life and family every day.

Family to him was his biggest priority.  But family did not just include his wife Gina, his mom and dad (Bob and Cindy) or his brother Britain's family.  Once he met you, you were part of his family.  He would ask about how your life was going, call to see if he could help in any way, or try to plan a "reunion" just because he realized how precious life was and how it was important that "family" stay in touch and together.

We have created this page as a place for you, his family, to share thoughts, messages and pictures with other "family members".  Please leave words, photos or whatever wish as a tribute.  It will be read and cherished by all of us who love Michael and miss him so much.

We have placed his official obituary that was published by his wife Gina on the next tab on this site titled: LIFE

On March 30th, 2019 we came together to remember you and celebrate your life.  Family, friends and neighbors.  We know you we there with us with your infectious laugh, warm smile and loving heart.  We miss you Mikey... see ya some day....

April 11, 2019

I would like to say thank you to all of our friends and family who came to celebrate Michael’s life. Thank you to each and every one of you. Your caring and loving support has been a blessing to me.  I cannot thank you enough.  God bless you all.


Gina Rome

Posted by Lisa Territo-Alden on August 5, 2019
Dearest Mike, I just heard of your passing and I am so saddened you are no longer with us. I have such great memories of you, your great laugh and how loving and giving you always were. We have not talked in decades but I will never forget your kind heart and wonderful spirit. May you rest in peace. You will be missed. . . . . .
Posted by Doc Robinson on May 6, 2019
Wow, this is hard. As a musician who meets hundreds of people in any given month, Mike and Gina were two people I remembered by name instantly. Mike's passion for music and love of our band What The Funk! made all of us realize that we were doing a good thing. He and Gina always made me feel like more than just a guy in the band and we ALWAYS had some good laughs! I'm going to miss you my friend. We will dedicate a song to you at our next show. RIP Mike.
Posted by Michael Thomas on April 1, 2019
Mike, I remember the day you walked up to the major diamond at American River LL and said you wanted to umpire. You were always ready to step up and do a game even if you were not scheduled. I enjoyed working with you at many regular and All Star games. You were always wanting to get better at umpiring. Haven't seen you for a few years but you were always one of my favorite people. RIP brother.
Posted by Steven Bon on March 27, 2019
hey mike, its your old umpiring buddy steve bon. i'm sorry that we lost touch with each other, i called your wife & touched base with her, we talked for quite awhile. i sorry to hear of your passing you will greatly be missed, but i know your in a better resting place,
i'm told your wife we had other plans & won;t be able to be at your closing service, but you will be always be remembered.
i will pray for you & will call you on occasion& reach out to you just to stay in touch,& say hi.
thank you for always being their for me when i needed a umpire& also being a great friend .you can reach out to me any time . RIP
Posted by Shana Citarelli on March 7, 2019
Ah February. Your promise of Spring coming, displayed with flowers budding, lambs gomboling, and a holiday for lovers. But, Winter's hand reminds us that it still bears a grip, with its frost, snow, & stealing away of breath. To all who loved him, may Spring comfort your hearts with its rays of sunshine. And, may Summertime return with it joy. For now, in still yet Winter, we remember our friend, Michael Rome.
Posted by Christy Minch on February 27, 2019
Your smile and warmth you gave yo everyone you came in contact with will truly be missed. May you R.I.P. I love you. Say , "Hi", to Seime.
Posted by Debbie Granico on February 27, 2019
Mike lite up the room the minute he walked in. So many special memories watching baseball and having pizza at Straw Hat. Mike was a mentor to many of the kids who grew up playing baseball in Rosemont. Mike was a dear friend to Gary. There isn't a doubt in my mind that Gary was the first to great him when he arrived in Heaven. Gina, my wish for you is that you find peace & comfort in your special memories of Mike & your life together. Blessings Debbie & family
Posted by Jeannie Bewley on February 24, 2019
Dear Mikey,
I was sad to hear about your passing. I was finding myself wondering why it had been so long since I had seen you.
I will always remember your great laugh, sense of humor, loveable personality that you so unselfishly shared with all of us who had the privilege to spend time with you.
Back in the 90's when Lawrence and Larry were involved with Little League, in Rosemont, you brought so much fun & excitement to the game as our umpire and your enthusiasm with your "Sheeerike" when there was an out was copied by us all as we enjoyed your spirit. The kids loved you and so did the parents. The round table days, all the games are a very big part of my memories. Then when you and Gina became jewelry customers of mine I was able to share another side of you. You adored your wife and treated her well. I didn't see you much through these past 10 years or so, but your memory will live on with my family forever. I know you're another one of our guiding lights in heaven because that is where great spirits go. My hugs & Love to you, your family & Gina.
God Speed Mikey, you will be missed.
Jeannie Bewley & The Gomez family.
Posted by Jason Salais on February 21, 2019
I remember the days of Mike working behind the plate at American River Little League in Rosemont.  He was a great umpire who interacted with all the players and had everyone smiling. Then I would see him at Round Table pizza with Gina and he still had that great smile and we had great conversations. Rest in Peace Mike!!
Posted by Michael Van Norden on February 13, 2019
Mike, I met you my first day of 8th grade at Kennedy Jr High. New guy at school and had no friends. That day you made me your friend, showed me the school and introduced me to your friends that became mine. With out you my Jr High and High schools years would not have been as joyful and happy as they were.  Our Reno trip was a blast I just wish I would have stayed in contact. RIP Mikey
Posted by Corrado Polastri on February 11, 2019
Mike, I haven’t seen you since the Rosemont days, but you had a heart of gold. This world would be a better place with more people like you. You were always good for a laugh. You will be missed. RIP brother.

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