Milton Leonard Roumm, 99, of Indiana and Key West, FL., died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Communities at Indian Haven.
A son of the late David Louis and Sarah Libert Roumm, he was born May 28, 1914, in Indiana.
Mr. Roumm was a 1932 graduate of Indiana High School. At one time he had been a window trimmer for the former Brody Brothers Department Store in Indiana. He became a scrap dealer and joint owner with his now deceased brother, Art, of RSM Co., for 70 years, now owned by Dennis Roumm. Mr. Roumm attended the Beth Israel Synagogue in Indiana and the B’nai Zion Synagogue in Key West, FL. He was a member of the Indiana Arts Council, the Indiana Historical and Genealogical Society, AARP, PA Retired State Employee’s (associate member), Indiana Free Library Association, Friends of the Key West Library, and Last Stand of Key West. Mr. Roumm had been an avid bowler, at one time belonging to three leagues, but gave it up when duckpins went out of favor. He was a lover of classical music and the big bands of the 1930’s and 1940’s, having gone to see many great orchestras and their leaders at the Sunset Ballroom in Carrolltown, PA. Mr. Roumm met his wife, Phyllis, as she walked down the street from a teachers’ conference at IUP, and in their marriage, he encouraged her and was very supportive of her career. He had a great sense of humor, so there was a lot of laughter shared with family and their many friends throughout their 67 years together.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Evelyn Gensbigler Roumm, of Indiana; a daughter, Nikolyn Roumm and partner Mary Jeanne Serafin, Pittsburgh; a son, Dennis Eric Roumm and wife Teresa Tate, of Indiana; a daughter, Janna L. Mundis and husband Michael, of Tempe, AZ; four grandchildren: Shawn A. Mundis and wife Amber Ploof, Neysa E. Thomas and husband Nathan, Sarah L. Roumm, Jeffrey D. Roumm; a great grandson, Asher N. Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David L. Roumm, in 2005; two sisters: Marian Nisson, Ruth Brodzinsky, and two brothers, Arthur and Phillip Roumm.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana, with Rabbi Eli Reich officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to WQED Multimedia, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.