Alva Christine Romine passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Van Dyk Healthcare of Ridgewood. She was 88 years young.
Born in Montclair to the late Ralph and Alva Zellers, she was raised in Bloomfield. With her husband, Ralph, she spent 25 years in the Philippines as a Missionary as they raised their family. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class from East Orange General Nursing School. She made a very successful 35 year career for herself as a Registered Nurse, retiring at age 65 as the Evening Supervisor for Van Dyk Manor in Ridgewood. After retirement, she decided she was not ready and went back to work until age 85. Alva was a member of the Green Pond Bible Chapel. She will sorely be missed.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Ralph in 2015, left to keep her legacy alive are her loving children, Donald (Rhoda) Romine of Kennebunkport, ME, Stephen (Wendy) Romine of Virginia Beach, VA, John (Cindy) Romine, of Amboy, IN, Jerald (Joyce) Romine of Ridgewood, NJ, and Susan (Ralph) Grossmann of Green Pond, NJ; her cherished grandchildren, Molly (Tapha), Blake (Jamie), Michael (Maria), Scott, Jason (Chrissy), Jennifer, Ralph (Taylor), Jack, and Matthew; adored great-grandchildren, Rose, Alpha, Jane, Maggie, and Isla; and her caring brother Ralph “Buzz” Zellers.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sat., Oct. 7th at 10:30 am at Green Pond Bible Chapel, 1083 Green Pond Rd, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. Burial will follow at Marcella Cemetery, Rockaway. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer you to make a donation in Alva's memory to Green Pond Bible Chapel, P.O. Box 99, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. Please share a special memory and condolence with her family.