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Roma L. (Tinge) Smith

August 9, 1956 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Roma L. Smith Obituary

Roma L. Smith (nee Tinge), 67, of Troy Twp, OH, passed away suddenly, at home on Thursday, February 1st,  2024. She was born in Cleveland, OH on August 9th, 1956 to the late Rolf and Marjorie  (Richards) Tinge.  

Roma was a graduate of Newbury High School, Class of ’74. She studied at the Barbizon School of Fashion and the Ohio School of Broadcasting, becoming an on-air DJ. Ultimately she made a career in customer service starting at Punderson Manor House and Burton Century Inn, and continuing in this line of work at many other eateries and retail stores over the years. 

Roma was thoughtful, kind and generous. She especially enjoyed all holidays, always maximizing her decorations and adding her personal touches. Her Christmas cookies in particular will be missed! Roma found such joy in music that she was a long-time Belkin Club Member. The number of concerts she went to over the years is too long to list - Journey, Eagles, Tom Petty, MSB, just to name a few.  She was also a devoted Cleveland sports fan and thoroughly enjoyed every triumph over her brother in their weekly football picks. Roma loved birds and spent time attracting and enjoying her backyard orioles, cardinals and hummingbirds. She was also a dog “mom” to many a Maltese, with Bailey by her side until the end. Roma loved - and was loved by her whole family. 

Roma will be greatly missed by her siblings, Nancy Tinge, Mike Tinge, Mary Jo (Will) Czerr and her seven nieces and nephews; Carin and Amy (Bryan) Wheelock, Tara (Dean) Chapler and Scott Tinge, Marcus and Evan Payton and Will Czerr.  Eleven great nieces and nephews.   

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Susan Payton.  

Per Roma’s wishes, no services are to be held at this time.

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