Clement Romeo Jr., of Edwards, 1948-2010 |

Clement Romeo Jr., of Edwards, 1948-2010

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Vail, CO Colorado

Clement Herman Romeo Jr., of Edwards, died Wednesday at the age of 61 following a brief decline of strength and health.

Clement was born in Houston on Nov. 10, 1948. He was preceded in death by his father, Clement Herman Romeo Sr., mother Mary Ann Salvaggio Bradshaw, and stepfather Paul Bradshaw.

Clement graduated from Reagan High School in 1967 and diligently served the Houston community in the bail bonds business for over 30 years. He was instrumental in helping to shape and change the bail bonds industry and governing body into current professional standards through his elected seats and service on regulatory boards. He was also elected legislative chairman of the Professional Bondsmen of Texas, which assisted lobbyist in passing major bail legislation. His most famous case of two female bond jumpers whom he nicknamed “Thelma and Louise” drew international media attention as well as a mass interagency manhunt, eventually resulting in the women’s capture by Clement Romeo and his team.

In addition to his love for community service, he will also be remembered for his passion for off-shore sport fishing of the blue marlin.

In more recent years, Clement relocated to Edwards to be closer to family. Locally, he worked at Wal-Mart, where he highly enjoyed interactions with the people of the Vail Valley.

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Clement is survived by his children, Eric Brandon Romeo, Michelle Romeo Lehnert, children of Susan Fort, and Alexandria Danielle Romeo, daughter of Nipal Bellmonde.

A memorial service will be held by family and Calvary Chapel Vail Valley at 4 p.m. today at the Vail Christian High School auditorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to Calvary Chapel Vail Valley with Clement Romeo’s name in the memo.

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