Florencio (Pop's) Roman
November 5, 1934 � December 16, 2022
Florencio (Pop's) Roman Sr., 88 of Terra Bella passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Florencio was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. A visitation will be held at Meyers Reception Hall in Porterville, CA on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A rosary will be held at Meyers Reception Hall in Porterville, CA on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Cross Church in Porterville, CA on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Anne's Cemetery in Porterville, CA.
Florencio was preceded in death by his parents, Angel and Gumara Roman; two sisters; three brothers; his lovely wife of 55 years, Esperanza; and two sons, Pedro (Pete the Heat) and Florencio Jr. (Topo) Roman.
Florencio is survived by his sister, Mary Pena of Visalia, CA; children, Robert Roman (Shelia Seaman), Angel Roman (Karen), Esther Cortez (Fernando), Sandy Carrillo (Ramiro), Hope Poteet (Kathy Rivas), and Rosario Silva (Isidro); 27 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends who he loved dearly and would do anything for.
Florencio was born in Brownsville, Texas on November 5, 1934. He married Esperanza Diaz in Arizona on January 16, 1954, and they moved to Terra Bella in 1956, where they raised their family. He was a hardworking man, during his early years he worked as a Farm Labor to support his family for many, many years. He would take all his children out in the fields to pick whatever crop was in season at the time. Not only did he work out in the fields, but he was also the founder of the group Los Vagos, where he played the accordion, and he was known as Mr. Vago.
Florencio was also owner and proprietor of a bar in Terra Bella, CA called Las Palmas. As his children got older and married, he stopped working in the fields and started working with his older son, Peter, in the cement/construction business. He worked alongside Peter and his other sons for many years, until Peter's untimely death on December 11, 2011. After that Florencio stopped working full time in the cement business and only did it occasionally, when asked by one of his sons. He kept busy doing the things he loved and was most passionate about, which was spending time with his family, playing his accordion (which he played any chance he got, even until the very end of his passing), going to the casino and gardening. He enjoyed planting chili, corn, tomatoes, watermelons, and cucumbers. He loved sharing the fruit of his crops with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all.
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