Tony Romeo
1939 - June 23, 1995


Tony was the songwriter who wrote Indian Lake for The Cowsills.

Tony left The Cowsills and went to work with The Partridge Family. He died in Pleasant Valley, New York of a heart attack. He had written over 159 songs.

Tony's obituary from The Sunday Gazette dated June 25, 1995

Songwriter Tony Romeo, produced three gold records
PLEASANT VALLEY - Songwriter Tony Romeo of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, died at home Friday.

Born in Troy, Mr. Romeo was raised in Watervliet and was a graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy and of Syracuse University.

He was a Pleasant Valley resident for the last 15 years.

Mr. Romeo worked as an engineer at MGM Record in New York City.

He was a songwriter whose first hit record was with the duo Peaches and Herb. Later, he wrote and produced three gold records: “Indian Lake” by the Cowsills, “I’m Gonna Make You Mine” by Lou Christie, and the number one Billboard song of 1970 “I Think I Love You” by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family.

Mr. Romeo’s music also was recorded by the Everly Brothers, Richard Harris, Paul Anka, Wayne Newton, Loretta Lynn and Diana Trask.

He also wrote and produced music for motion pictures, including “Beyond the Blue Horizon” for the film “Rainman.”

Mr. Romeo was music director for the television show “People” and wrote the theme song for “The Debbie Reynolds Show.”

Survivors include his mother, Irene Romeo Perrelle of Watervliet, and a brother, Frank Romeo of Watervliet.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Parker Brothers Funeral Home, 201

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