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From U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
May 11, 2012

NEWPORT, R.I. - A memorial service was held at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) on May 11 to honor Capt. Paul Arthur Romanski, U.S. Navy, retired, 65, of 20 Ledyard Street, Newport, R.I., who died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Newport Hospital, Newport, R.I.

Capt. Paul Arthur Romanski, U.S. Navy, retiredCapt. Romanski served as professor of operations and as deputy director for the the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School at NWC.

He was the husband of Karen (Maple) Romanski.

Born in Chicago, Ill. on March 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Arthur Romanski and of Margaret (Lewis) Romanski.

Professor Romanski was a 1968 graduate of Notre Dame University. After his graduation, he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy, where he served a tour of duty during the Vietnamese Conflict, and remained in the Navy for 30 years, retiring as a Captain in 1998. After his retirement, he took a position at the Naval War College, where he worked until his passing. Capt. Romanski met his wife, Karen, in California in 1976, and they were married shortly thereafter. They have resided in Newport since 1994.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Michael Romanski of Providence, R.I, his son Daniel Romanski, his daughter Rebecca Romanski, both of Newport, R.I., his brother Peter Romanski, his sister Lisa Romanski, and his sister Alexandra Giacomelli, all of California.

Those wishing to share a memory of Professor Romanski or send a condolence to the family may do so online at

Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy