[talk] RIP Romeo of Suspenders

Robert Menes viewtiful.icchan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 21:10:56 EDT 2020

RIP Romeo... thanks for always being there for us! Be well on your cosmic


On Tue, Apr 14, 2020, 20:13 George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com>

> FYI, this past Sunday, April 5th, Romeo from Suspenders passed from
> COVID-19.
> Some of us knew Romeo before the first NYC*BUG meeting at the old
> Suspenders location at 111 Broadway. The first meeting there was in 2007
> with Ivan about Subversion
> (https://www.nycbug.org/index?action=view&id=10076).
> True story: Steve Jobs went out of his way to bump us out of the Soho
> Apple Store, since no attendees were capable of answering questions
> aobut shortcuts in Quark. We didn't "fit in" there, and remember, at
> that time, the Soho Apple Store was the flagship of Apple.
> We held a lot of meetings in the backroom of the old Suspenders, then
> again at the new Suspenders on Maiden Lane. We very much became
> identified as "that group that met in the backroom of Suspenders."
> We even held our last NYCBSDCon at the old Suspenders in 2014
> (https://www.nycbug.org/index?action=view&id=10344). Oh, god, even MWL
> looked young then. We worked with Romeo who gave us the whole place for
> the day, and dealt with food and drinks at a very reasonable price.
> After previous NYCBSDCons, it was a breath of fresh air, and really low
> stress for the organizers.
> We also held one NYC-wide holiday party there in 2012
> (https://www.nycbug.org/index?action=view&id=10331), which again, Romeo
> helped us out with.
> Anyways, I was fortunate to have Romeo hold me hostage at the bar just
> before this whole thing broke out a few months ago. I was already at a
> Suspenders event, and had no intention of staying, but it was a blast.
> We drank late night and had "the usual" discussion, food and family.
> Romeo leaves behind his wife and very young daughter, plus a load of
> siblings.
> Cheers Romeo!
> g
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