Dr. Romeo Cruz Fermin
Dr. Romeo Cruz Fermin 84, passed away on Tuesday October 3, 2017. He was born in Orani Bataan, Philippines and was a retired Lt Col with United States Air Force and retired as a Neonatologist-Pediatrician.
He was educated and graduated Medical School; University of the East , 1965 and Licensed State Board of Medicine; Manila, Philippines 1965 and Licensed Board of Registration in Medicine from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in 1987, Licensed Board of Physician Quality Assurance of the State of Maryland, in1994, Licensed State Board of Medicine, The Commonwealth of Virginia , in 1997. He received his medical training as Resident of Pediatrics – 01 July 1973 thru 30 June 1975, Saint Elizabeth Hospital of Boston, Neonatal Medicine, Saint Margaret’s Hospital for Women, Boston, Massachusetts and Fellow in Neonatology, Boston Floating Hospital.
Awards and Accomplishments Meritorious Service Medal 19 July 1994 to 30 June 1997, 1st Medical Operations Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia Meritorious Service Medal 25 June 1984 to 18 July 1994, 89th Medical Group, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Maryland, Commendation Medal 19 June 1980 to 15 June 1984, United States Air Force Regional Medical Center, Clark Air Base , Republic of the Philippines, Commendation Medal 17 July 1977 to 30 June 1978, United States Air Force Hospital Kirkland, Kirkland AFB Hospital, Kirkland AFB, New Mexico, National Defense Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal (3 devices), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (3 devices), Joint Meritorious Unit Award and Letter of Appreciation For Support of National Victory Celebration in Washington DC and Regional Homecoming Parade in New York City honoring the Desert Storm Military Force from 8 June to 10 June 1991.
His Assignments and Position, Neonatologist-Pediatrician (1978-1980) Travis AFB, Medical Center Fairfiled ,CA, Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (1980-1984) Clark AFB, Republic of Philippines Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (1984-1994) Malcolm Groove Medical Center, Andrews AFB , Maryland, Pediatrician (1994-1997) Langley AFB, Virginia and Department of the Air Force, United States of America June 1977 – June 1997.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Amelia Fermin and a son Edwin Fermin and his wife Luchie and a grandson, Ethan Joaquin.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 9, 2017 in St. Jerome Catholic Church. Interment with Military Honors will be held 10:00 AM on Tuesday October 10, 2017 in Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. The family will receive friends on Sunday October 8, 2017 from 6-8 PM in Amory Funeral Home.