Jack Rominger, a longtime Palo Alto community member, died of a heart attack April 28 while vacationing in Italy.
At the time of his death, he had been traveling Europe by train with his wife.
He began his involvement with the Palo Alto architectural community in 1957, founding his own firm (Erlich and Rominger) in 1978.
He had also been heavily involved in community service, including with the Volunteer Bureau of Santa Clara County, the Peninsula Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto and the board of the Gamble Garden Center.
"Jack was a dear friend, not just to me, but to the community as a whole. He loved Palo Alto and would do anything he could to support the unique culture of this community," said Amy Renalds, promotions director for the Palo Alto Weekly and longtime Rominger family friend.
Rominger also served on the board of the Palo Alto Community Fund, as well as its advisory board.
"We are all better for having known Jack, and our community is stronger because of his generosity and example," fellow board member Catherine Foster said.
He is survived by his wife, Fran Rominger of Palo Alto, and his children Jan and Mark.
A memorial service will be held Sunday (May 15) at 2 p.m. at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.