Like many, we were shocked Saturday to hear the news of Loren Romick's passing.
We knew Romick through his business, Regal Photography; he was always kind enough to allow us to publish photos he had taken of local students and athletes, such as those from Paden City and River high schools.
Romick was a fixture in the community, on both sides of the river.
Posts on the River Pilots' Facebook page serve as a testimony to Romick's character, and the legacy he leaves behind.
After the Facebook page announced his passing, almost 300 individuals commented, speaking highly of Romick's talent, faith, kindness, and his service to the community. We have no doubt that those words of praise will continue in the coming days.
Romick was a talented photographer, who captured the spirit of his subjects. We have no doubt his spirit will live on, through the many lives he touched. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Romick's wife, children, his family, and friends.