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William A. Romberger, insurance adjuster and former owner of Baltimore International Warehouse, dies

William A. “Bill” Romberger Jr. worked as an insurance adjuster for the Penn National Insurance Co. until retiring in 2018.
William A. “Bill” Romberger Jr. worked as an insurance adjuster for the Penn National Insurance Co. until retiring in 2018.

William A. “Bill” Romberger Jr., a retired insurance adjuster who earlier had owned the Baltimore International Warehouse, died Feb. 7 of pancreatic cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Hunt Valley resident was 78.

William Arnold Romberger Jr., the son of William A. Romberger, an insurance adjuster, and his wife, Dorothea Romberger, a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Bradshaw. He was a graduate of Parkville High School and attended the University of Baltimore.

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Mr. Romberger, who had been an owner of Baltimore Security Warehouse on North Calvert Street, later purchased the business and renamed it Baltimore International Warehouse and relocated the business near the Dundalk Marine Terminal.

After selling the business in the 1990s, he worked as an insurance adjuster for the Penn National Insurance Co. until retiring in 2018.

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Mr. Romberger, who had grown up spending summers on Kent Island, developed a lifelong passion for sailing, powerboating and crabbing, and especially liked crabbing in the Wye River, family members said. He also enjoyed an annual golfing trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with close friends.

A celebration-of-life gathering and crab feast will be held from 3 p,.m. to 7 p.m. June 19 at the Kent Island Yacht Club, 117 Yacht Club Drive, Chester.

Mr. Romberger is survived by his wife of 10 years, the former Kellee Hurley, a registered nurse; a son, William A. Romberg III of Yarrow Point, Washington; three daughters, Ashley Lindsay of Hunt Valley, Cara Romberger Lucas of Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, and Katelin Lindsay of Tallahassee, Florida; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. An earlier marriage to Leslie Sank ended in divorce.

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