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Pauline Dahbany Romano

June 6, 1928 - November 29, 2023

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Pauline Romano (nee Dahbany) died peacefully on November 29, 2023, at age 95 at her home in Beverly Hills. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 6, 1928 and moved to Los Angeles at age 10. She attended Fairfax High School and UCLA.

While still in college, she and her husband, Joseph Romano opened up their first linen store on Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles. As they steadily gained some success, they turned their attention to become full-time retail partners. In 1960 they moved the store to Santa Monica, California and named it Europa Company. They ran their home furnishings business for 47 years and eventually closed it to concentrate on real estate development.

They worked side by side and raised a family of 4 children, Ted, Janet, Laurie and Susie. Pauline was an adventurer in life and in business. She loved to travel the world, ski, play paddle tennis at their home in Beverly Hills and swim. She enjoyed going to the LA Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl every summer with her husband, children and grandchildren. Most of all, she loved her family and her community. She was generous, philanthropic, an amazing cook and a consummate hostess. Pauline had an infectious smile and was welcoming to everyone.

She was especially dedicated to supporting Temple Beth Am and was a founding member of the Sephardic Hebrew Academy and the Sephardic Women’s Division of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation.

She is survived by the love of her life Joseph (Pepe) Romano to whom she was married for 74 years, her son Ted Romano, daughters Janet Morris, Laurie Sasson (Marc) and Susie Romano Steinberg (Randy); and grandchildren Andy, Alyssa, Sara, Sophia, Scarlett, Remy and Adam.

Memorial contributions may be made to www.MapsCharities.org, Temple Beth Am www.tbala.org