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Gil Romito Passes Away

Reported by Brendan Heintz of Saddle & Bridle

Gilbert "Gil" P. Romito, owner of Inverwood Stud and the owner of the bay breeding stallion General Steel, passed away the morning of September 14, 2010. Gil had chosen back in June to discontinue treatments for various cancers that were ravaging his body.

He used the time the last few months to reconnect with many friends from the Saddle Horse fraternity and having many visitors to his home or having conversations on the phone. Gil was a one of a kind person with a love for all things Saddlebred.

By his own wishes, there will be no traditional visitation or funeral services as such, and a memorial service will be planned for a later date. He passed away with his sister, who has been with him for the last couple of months almost continuously, and nurse at his side.

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