Industry Veteran Don Romeo Dead At 76

Dominic "Don" Romeo, IEBA Chairman of the Board and a longtime entertainment booker at county fairs throughout the Midwest, died in his sleep from liver and kidney failure at his home in Omaha, Neb. June 23. His family was with him.

Funeral services will be held June 27.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Don & Martha Romeo 4-H Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to: Don & Martha Romeo 4-H Account and sent to: 15332 Highway 988, Crescent, IA 51526.

Romeo was the owner and the president of the Don Romeo Agency from 1954 to 1989, when he sold the company to his son, Bob. The company later became a part of TBA Entertainment.

"Don Romeo brought entertainment and smiles to millions of people over his lifetime," said Steve Tolman, president, International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA). "He put food on many entertainers tables. Don was a kind and gentle man who cared about family, people and our industry. As Chairman of the Board of IEBA, he was our leader and our conscience. Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to his wife and family as we will miss him dearly and never forget him."

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