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Volunteer, literacy teacher Lee Romashko dies at 84

Original post made on Aug 7, 2007

Longtime community volunteer and literacy teacher Leona "Lee" M. Romashko of Menlo Park died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 3, at Stanford Hospital. She was 84. Ms. Romashko devoted countless hours as a volunteer working in education and literacy programs, and with issues affecting local communities, especially through her work with the League of Women Voters, said family members.



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Comments (5)

Posted by Don, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 7, 2007 at 9:05 pm

She was an amazing woman... all who knew her grew from her teachings and insight.


Posted by Roberta, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 8, 2007 at 9:59 am

Lee was an inspiration to all of us at Project Read-Menlo Park. She had such a positive impact on our program, the learners she tutored, other tutors and our staff. I feel privileged to have known her.


Posted by Susan Hafleigh, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 8, 2007 at 9:55 pm

Lee was such an amazing person: brilliant and compassionate. She lived in an apartment below my parents and was part of their lives for 50 plus years. Both my parents loved and admired her. She worked with my Dad at SRI and he thought she was one of the brightest, most remarkable women he had the privilege of working with. The other one was Jean Nelson, her lifelong companion. When my parents were ailing and much diminished, both Lee and Jean were their champions. My sisters and I considered them favorite aunties, role models and treasured friends. Such a loss to all who loved her and the community at large.


Posted by Carole Bridgeman, a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2007 at 9:40 am

It is hard to add to my sister's comments about Lee and Jean.
Lee is an inspiration of someone that gave back to her community with her volunteer work. She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.


Posted by Thelma Dry, a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2007 at 8:48 pm

West Bay Opera - Palo Alto. As an opera lover, Lee devoted untold hours for several years as a volunteer for West Bay Opera's school program. WBO brings an abbreviated version of an opera into elementary schools throughout the Bay Area. The program is appropriate for little children and includes some students in the performance. Lee was dedicated to helping with the many details required in scheduling the schools and in the final coordination to be sure the program would be a success. She helped to bring the joy of opera to many thousands of students.


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