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WAYLAND – Peter Leslie Romcevich, 80, of Wayland, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

He was born in Chicago, IL and was the beloved son of the late race car driver, Pete Romcevich (Slavko Romcevic) and Lila Fern (Patterson) Romcevich.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Catherine (Finnerty) Romcevich. Devoted father of Peter “Petey Boy” Romcevich and Mary Janice Barber and her husband Keith. Cherished grandfather of Melanie, Nick and Mckenzie Barber. Uncle of Jerry Vlasic and Nick Vlasic. Also survived by many longtime friends including John Boone, The Finnerty’s, the Aresty’s and the residents of Carlyle House. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister Lila Fern “Li” Vlasic and her husband Jerry Vlasic.

Pete spent his formative years in Indiana and was a graduate of Portage High School in Portage, IN where he served as the Class President and Captain of the football team.

He attended Lakeland College in Wisconsin on a football scholarship.

He served his country with honor in the United States Army from 1965 until 1971.

Prior to retirement, he was a Steelworker with United States Steel.

Visitations on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from4 to 6 p.m. at the John C Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Rd (off Rt 30), Wayland.

Funeral Service on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Great Road Church, 255 Great Road in Acton.

Interment to follow in North Cemetery in Wayland.

Memorial Contributions in Pete’s honor may be sent to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, 02215 where Pete’s family wishes to thank Dr. Rafael A Vega and Dr. Stephanie Buss for their efforts to give Pete quality of life in his last years. Alternatively, contributions can be made to Good Shepherd Community Care Hospice, 160 Wells Ave, Newton 02459

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.