Paul Franklin Romyn
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Paul Franklin Romyn died peacefully at his Pawleys Island home on June 11, 2021, at age 86. Born in Simcoe, Ontario, Paul was the eldest son of Peter F. Romyn and Gertrude Franklin Romyn. He graduated from Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC, Royal Military College and Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After retiring from the Canadian Army with the rank of captain in 1962, Paul began a career with Corning Glass Works.
In the 1964, Paul moved his young family to Martinsburg, WV where his career continued as Plant Manufacturing Engineer, Consumer Products Division. In 1971, he moved to Corning, New York where he was instrumental in the development of the flat glass for the "counter that cooks", as well as other Corning Ware products and Steuben Glass. Retiring in 1991, he and his wife, Carolyn, retired to Heritage Plantation, Pawleys Island, South Carolina.
As an avid golf enthusiast, Paul was a past member of several golf clubs. He was most proud of being in the winning foursome at the 1980 LPGA Corning Classic Pro-Am and in sinking his one-and-only hole-in-one at Heritage on March 22, 2013. In his youth, Paul played team baseball and Bantom Hockey. He played hockey through his military college years, playing against Army. In retirement, Paul began painting in oils, sharing his beautiful works with his family. "Chef Paul" took great joy in preparing his recipes with family and friends.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyn Romyn; daughters Nora Worsech, Rebecca Warner and Rachel Dean; sons-in-law Randy Worsech, Ken Warner and Greg Dean; grandchildren Eric, Sean and Camille Worsech; Madelaine (Warner) Ferrell, Michael and Lauren Warner; Matthew, John and Cate Raemore; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister Judy Ragan and husband, Edward, of Barry's Bay, Ontario and brother Richard Romyn and wife, Laura Teskey, of Ridgeway, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his son Peter Romijn.
The family will hold a private celebration of Paul's life, graveside, at his family plot, in Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, Ontario. Although he was a man of few words, Paul touched many people's lives. He had deep love for his family, his friends and his cherished RMC Ex-Cadets. He loved sharing his life with Carolyn. Paul's strength of character, wisdom, loyalty, and sensitivity leaves a legacy for his family that they will carry on in their hearts and lives. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A quote by Thoreau described Paul's philosophy. "My life is like a stroll upon the beach ~ as near to the edge as I can go!"
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Burroughs Funeral Home (843-651-1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.