Very Reverend Father Romulus Radu fell asleep in the Lord on February 11, 2008, in Miramar, Florida. Romulus Radu was born August 31, 1909 in Ohaba-Forgaci, Timis, Romania, son of Ion and Elena Radu.
He attended elementary school in Ohaba-Forgaci and secondary school in Coriolan Brediceanu Lycee, Lugoj. He was also a student of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Cernauti (1930-34). Romulus Radu was married to Alexandrina (nee Mondoc) in Ohaba-Forgaci by Fr Gheorghe Groza on April 30, 1935. They had one son, Traian, who was adopted by them in 1938.
Romulus Radu was ordained deacon on May 24, 1936, in the Episcopal Chapel, Arad by Bishop Andrei Magier, and priest on May 25 by the same hierarch. He was given the distinction of wearing the Red Sash, January 5, 1960; and from Jully 1953 to December 1966, he was Defender at the Spiritual Consistory, Timisoara. His assignments in Romania include, Salciua-Noua, Capat, Jadani, Ciacova, Timisioara-Ronats, Metropolitan Cathedral in Timisoara, Timisoara-Viile.
He came to The United States in 1966 to the Romanian Orthodox Missionary Episcopate, serving in Hollywood, Florida. He was accepted into the Episcopate in 1972 and served Saint Thomas Parish in St Louis, Missouri, as temporary administrator and continued as parish priest until April 13, 1975, when he was transferred to St Andrew Church in Terre Haute, Indiana, serving until January 1,1982, when he retired.
After the repose of his wife, Father Romulus retired to the Miramar, Florida area and was attached to the Holy Trinity Parish where he served as he was able. He was respected by the clergy and faithful.
The Memorial service for Fr. Romulus was served on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, and the rite of burial for a priest on February 14, at the Holy Trinity Church in Miramar. Services were celebrated by His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel and local clergy. Interment will be at St Mary Cemetery, Vatra Romaneasc