A devoted husband, wonderful father and expert fisherman was called home to the waiting arms of Christ on May 18, due to coronary heart disease.

Romeo was born on Oct. 3, 1934.

A Mass of Resurrection was held on Thursday, May 26, at the Blessed John XXIII (formerly known as St. Thomas), located at 222 E. Easton in Rialto, Calif. A burial followed at Montecito Cemetery.

He was a determined and strong-willed man who lived 77 years, despite the many health problems he faced.

He lived fully, passionately and commanded each day with vitality.

His passing will a deep void for his wife, family and friends.

Romeo is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Amelia Abrego Lugo; his four childlen: Romeo Lugo Jr and wife Sarah, Ana Lugo and her husband Gary, James Lugo and his wife Glenna, and Elena Klopfer and her husband Rickey; and six grandchildren: Eric Lugo and his wife Kristy, Marc Lugo, Shelby and Zoe Klopfer, and Jami and Glen Lugo. He is also survived by three sisters and their spouses, man nieces and nephews, and friends.

Romeo was preceded in death by his parents Roberto C. Lugo, Luz Tayles and Frances Lugo, as well as his brother, Robert Lugo.

Romeo was a retired Staff Sgt. From the U.S. Air Force. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served his country proudly.

He was a retired sheet metal specialist of 20 years from Long Beach Naval Shipyard.

He loved going out places with his wife and his number one hobby was fishing.

No one will forget his way of teasing. He always made a distinct impression.

We know he is casting his reel looking for the next catch!

Rest in peace!