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Amy Elizabeth Herzog Rominger  

Amy Elizabeth Herzog Rominger

January 21, 1976 – March 18, 2015

Amy Elizabeth Herzog Rominger, age 39, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, after courageously battling health issues for the past several years.

Born in New Brunswick, NJ on January 21, 1976, Amy was the beloved daughter of Elva I. Nickle and Steven Herzog. She lived in Piscataway until leaving New Jersey to attend college in 1994. An honor student in both high school and college, she was a 1994 graduate of Piscataway (NJ) High and received her B.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware in 1998.

Amy was deeply creative and enjoyed oil painting, philosophy and poetry. She was a lifelong supporter of the humane treatment of animals. In her leisure time, Amy loved to travel and her favorite destination was Hawaii. She held her family and friends very close to her heart and recently wrote an expression of that sentiment: “Hold your family near and dear. Keep them close year after year. If you love them, have no fear, because family is there year after year.”

She was preceded in death by her uncles, Jeffery Herzog and John H. Nickle, Jr. Amy will be dearly missed by her mother, Elva I. Nickle of New Castle, DE; father, Steven Herzog (Joan) of Glen Mills, PA; husband, Rodney Ernest Rominger of Avondale, PA; mother and father-in-law, Brenda and Ernest Rominger of Avondale, PA; brother, Lee Herzog (Katie) of Manhattan, NY; step sister, Audrey Cosgrove (Matthew) of Leontown, MD; sister-in-law, Kristine Rominger of Newport, DE; aunts, Elizabeth Saunders (W. Daniel) of Delaware City, DE and Kandace Herzog of Andalusia, PA; uncles, Henry Nickle (Anne) of Greenville, DE and Irving Herzog (Sandy) of Warrington, PA; cousins, Elizabeth Nickle of Washington, D.C., Janet Saunders Nida (Adrian) of Charleston, SC, Curtis Saunders of Burlington, VT, Scott Nickle of Norton, MA, Eileen Turner (Andrew) of Mt. Laurel, NJ and Lisa Waxman (Rick) of West Chester, PA; and friends.

A celebration of Amy’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. (woundedwarriorproject.org)

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  1. Brenda & Spencer Rominger, March 20, 2015

    Amy you were loved very much by my family. We will miss you dearly.

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  2. Lisa & Rick Waxman, March 21, 2015

    We are so saddened by your passing. We will cherish a lifetime of wonderful family memories. We will forever love you and miss you.

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  3. Steven Herzog, March 21, 2015

    I remember that snowy day in January 1976 when Amy arrived in the world. She was at peace with the world and the doctor held her upside down by her ankles and slapper the bottoms of her feet to make her cry. She was wrapped in a warm blanket and placed in my arms. She immediately quieted down and stared in the direction of my voice as I told her jokes. (That’s what Dads are for.)
    I learned the meaning of life on that day. There is nothing as blessed as holding your baby for the first time.
    Amy will be missed immensely. May she rest in peace and without pain.
    I will remember and cherish the good times forever!
    Your loving Dad

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  4. Nicholas B Hil, March 21, 2015

    I am so sorry to hear about the family’s loss. I am sure she was a beautiful person and I am sorry for having never had the pleasure of meeting her. My wife and I will keep her in our prayers.

    -Nick

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  5. Irv & Sandy Hezog, March 21, 2015

    Dear Amy,
    We are happy that you are no longer in pain even though it means we can no longer share our lives with you. We love you and miss you, rest-in-peace.

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  6. Dennis Bralow, March 21, 2015

    So sad the pain the family must feel sorry

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  7. Desiree Harper, March 21, 2015

    You were my friend then my family and I loved you dearly and I hope you are finally at peace Amy.. we will miss you forever, til we meet again my friend.

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  8. Matt Harper, March 21, 2015

    We will miss you Amy I remember you and Rodney inviting the whole family to Christmas dinner. We will all miss you.

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  9. Elizabeth Saunders, March 21, 2015

    Amy was a true inspiration to others in her life and in dealing with her pain. The love and compassion that she had will truly be missed but not forgotten. Whenever Amy would give gifts, they were always wrapped and adorned beautifully and perfectly. Her thank you notes were so sweet. In spite of her pain, she put a lot of thought and time into whatever she did She is now free from the burden of pain and can enjoy her new life in her transition from this earthly world. Godspeed to you, my niece.

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  10. Elva I. Nickle, March 22, 2015

    How does a mother express her feelings knowing she will no longer be making new memories with her daughter? A mother cannot. But I cherish the memories I have. Those who truly knew my daughter will remember her as a sensitive and caring woman. I thank you for being a part of Amy’s life. I was blessed to have been called “Mom” by my beloved daughter.

    Elva I . Nickle

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  11. Dan Saunders, March 22, 2015

    Amy, you were a very gentle person with one of the kindest heart of anyone I know. Penny enjoyed being with you as well. Your struggles are over. Enjoy watching over us and rest in peace.

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  12. Jackie and Maryann Kirk, March 23, 2015

    Elva: We are sorry to learn of your loss. Please take comfort that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Jasmine Willis, March 23, 2015

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

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  14. Audrey & Matt Cosgrove, March 23, 2015

    We miss you Amy! We cherish so many happy memories we’ve shared together and know that you are without pain and in perfect peace. We Love you, always.

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  15. Brian Selander, March 24, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. My strongest memory of her from high school is that Amy was a kind, compassionate and creative soul.

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  16. Nainesh Patel, March 24, 2015

    You will be missed Amy…my condolences to the family and friends…she is resting in peace now…GOD will take care of her. such a sweetheart she was…i remember her from PHS her and i used to laugh and crack jokes…such an upbeat personality…

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  17. Michelle, March 25, 2015

    My sincere condolences to Amy’s family & friends. May you find comfort and hope in the God of all comfort who promises to do away with all pain, sickness and suffering. He also promises to bring our dead loved ones back to us! – Revelation 21:3,4 & John 5:28,29

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  18. Minesh Patel, March 25, 2015

    The years in high school we got to spend together were some of the best. You will be missed.

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  19. Richard Nghiem, March 26, 2015

    I remember Amy as a kind and sensitive soul. When I opened up my high school year book last night, it’s funny that the first entry that stood out was Amy’s. She didn’t write in paragraph form but rather in a line that wrapped around the whole page in a curvy line. And at the end she wrote “Keep being original.” It seems like yesterday that a group of us (induding Amy, Minesh, and Shari) decided to take advantage of the Martin Luther King holiday as an opportunity to hop on the Port Authority bus and explore New York city. We had so much fun exploring all the oddities and excitement of Time Square that day. But we got home really late that night, because we forgot to account for rush hours traffic. Of course, I got into a heck of a lot of trouble when my parents found out that it wasn’t actually a school day and that I had spent it roaming around NYC with friends. But this was actually a very important day in my life, because I spent the rest of high school working hard to regain the trust and confidence of my parents…and I’m convinced it maybe why I’m a doctor today. I’m not sure if Amy and the other people in that group that day realize how much that day stands out in my mind. To Amy’s family, her husband, her mom and dad, and siblings, I wish you the deepest and most sincere condolences. I have been deeply saddened that a childhood friend has passed away but also happy that she is with God now.

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  20. Ronald R.Gattie, March 27, 2015

    Amy,you will be missed and loved by all those who knew you.In the hereafter,you and Dina my get to paint again as you did those years ago.

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  21. Barbara Watt, March 31, 2015

    Steve, Elva and Family Members, We had many fun experiences with Amy, particularly in her early years when she came to CA. I remember Disneyland with Steve, Amy and Lee too small to go on many of the rides. Amy’s visit later to CA when she met my future husband, Dick, and my dog, Socks. Socks would chase her around the house, and Amy would jump up on the counter tops to get away. Over the recent years, we have been able to share with Amy, and we know how brave she was dealing with all the pain.We want the family to know how much we loved Amy. So sorry family we are so far away, but our prayers are with you all.

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  22. Alex Herrera, August 31, 2015

    My favorite memory of Amy took place in the Summer of 1996. A group of friends spent a weekend down in Ocean City, NJ. I remember it being so hot on particular day, that Amy and I snuck off to watch Independence Day. The theater did not have air-conditioning so midway through the movie I went and got us some bottles of cold water. Amy held tightly onto her bottle, pressing it against her face to stay cool. I wish we could’ve held onto her a little longer. Rest in peace, Amy. You were beautiful and kind.

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