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Maurice Gene Romine

October 18, 1941 — May 20, 2024

Huntsville

Maurice Gene Romine

Maurice Gene Romine passed away peacefully at his home on May 20, 2024, surrounded by family.  He was born on October 18, 1941, in Nashville, TN, to Ollen Tate (OT) and Jewel Stinnett Romine. Services will be held at Legacy Chapel Funeral Home on Sunday, May 26, 2024.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:45 PM CDT followed by a Memorial Service at 3 PM CDT.

Maurice was a devoted husband to Linda Gross Romine, fantastic father to Brad Romine (Lissa) and Brent Romine (Becky), loving Pap-Paw to his grandchildren, faithful Christian, and Elder of Gooch Lane church of Christ in Madison, AL.  He has gone on to his reward, and in this we can all rejoice.  Maurice had a servant’s heart, and that characterized his spiritual, charitable, and professional activities.  

In his spiritual work, he served as an Elder for over 27 years.  He spent countless hours providing care and support to hundreds of Christians and guiding the church he was part of overseeing.  Even as he was declining significantly and homebound, he would still call and check on others that were sick and needed support.  He helped lots of small congregations with which the family worshipped in Europe, and was a strong supporter of evangelism initiatives across the globe.

In his charitable work, Maurice was a tireless supporter of Florida College, where he was a student for his first two years of college (Class of 1961) and later served on their Board of Directors for over 22 years.  Maurice and Linda were awarded the “Friend of Youth” award in 2006 for their lifetime service to Florida College and its students.  During his time as a Director, he helped the school mature their governance and business processes and transition from a two-year Junior college to a four-year Senior college.  

Professionally, after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering, he began his career working with Honeywell and Boeing on various engineering projects, including the Apollo program.  When his dad and brother (Jim) asked him to help build a family business, Romine’s Carpet and Drapery, he took a hiatus from engineering and moved to Clearwater, FL, to help them.  The longing to return to engineering was strong, so after six years in the carpet business he joined M&S Computing, a small company in Madison, AL, that later became known as Intergraph.  During his time at Intergraph, he was asked to help establish the company’s European operation, when there was just a single customer and handful of employees.  So, in 1979, the family moved to Hamburg, Germany.  The European operation grew rapidly under his leadership, and the family moved to London for a year in 1981, and subsequently to The Netherlands in 1982.  Intergraph’s European business grew tremendously during this period ultimately accounting for nearly a third of the total company revenue, employing over 1000 European employees, and establishing an European manufacturing facility.  After returning to the US, Maurice continued with Intergraph as an Executive Vice President for many years.  Upon retiring from Intergraph, he helped Nichols Research develop a commercial Information Technology business sector as President of Nichols InfoTec.  He had a hard time really retiring and started his own consulting business ADTEC Systems and Consulting.  Even in his older age, he was a tremendous help to his sons as they began managing their own businesses.

Maurice Romine is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Linda Gross Romine; sons Brad Romine (Lissa) and Brent Romine (Becky); grandchildren, Cody Romine, Lexie Romine, Brock Romine (Elizabeth), Ian Romine (Cassie), Baylee Howard (Zachary), and Beth Sink (Ethan); great grandchildren,  Benji, Adelyn, and Leo (Baylee and Zachary), Abigail (Ian and Cassie), and (arriving very soon) little boy Romine (Brock and Elizabeth).  He is also survived by brother Mark Romine and sister Kay Sampson. He is preceded in death by his parents, OT and Jewel Romine; sister, Shan Stewart; brother, Jim Romine. 

The family wishes to thank their church family for their support, as well as Dr. Osula, Dr. Diaz, CRNP Valdez, Dr. Gowda, Dr. Randall, Hospice of the Valley, and many other caregivers who have supported us in battling Renal Cell Carcinoma and other ailments over the past two years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Florida College.  You can use this link: https://floridacollege.edu/romine-endowed-fund/.  You can also make a donation in lieu of flowers to the Centers for the Developmentally Disabled North Central Alabama (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/cddnca).

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, May 26, 2024

1:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

Legacy Chapel Funeral Home And Crematory

16 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758

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Memorial Service

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Legacy Chapel Funeral Home And Crematory

16 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758

Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Athens, Alabama.

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Burial

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Starts at 4:30 pm (Central time)

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