RIVER RIDGE, LA (WVUE) - Beloved Saints announcer Jerry Romig died Wednesday at his River Ridge home at the age of 86, according to the Saints organization.
A family spokeswoman said Romig passed peacefully at 7:35 p.m. surrounded by his family.
Saints owner Tom Benson gave his condolences Wednesday night, saying: "Jerry Romig was part of our team, part of our family. One of my favorite days was putting a Super Bowl ring on his finger."
Forty-four years after his first call, Romig, who never missed a home game, took his final bow as the Saints public address announcer in 2013.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Romig; two sons, Jerry "Jay" Romig Jr. and Mark Romig, both of New Orleans; three daughters, Anne Tucker, Mary Beth Romig and Ellen Marie Fihlman, all of New Orleans; a sister, Mary Romig of Harahan; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at St. Agnes Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 26, 3310 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and the service is at noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: