Delphine Rambat passed away peacefully, after a long illness, with her family at her side on Sunday, October 14. Delphine is survived by Julius M. Rambat, her beloved husband of 61 years, her children: Jadel (Paul) Lerner, Rayna (Doug) Burns, Gregory Rambat (Gina) and Dara (Jamie) Cockrum; her grandchildren: Melissa and Alexandra Lerner, Ariana and Conor Burns, Michael and Nicholas Rambat and Jordan and Benjamin Cockrum. She was sister-in-law to Josephine (Rambat) and Peter Sredich and was predeceased by her sister-in-law Rose. She leaves many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Delphine, originally of Detroit, made her home in Lansing and worked by her husband’s side first at Milo’s Restaurant and Bar on Olds Avenue and later at Milo’s Taverna, a restaurant Julius and she built after Milo’s closed in 1973. In 1988 she and Julius moved to Bradenton, Florida where they learned to relax and enjoy life, and made many new friends. In the summer of 2008 Delphine and Julius moved to Independence Village in Grand Ledge where they resided until April of this year when Dara and Jamie opened their home to provide loving, extended care to accommodate their needs.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Fr. Christopher Rozdilski officiating. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, where the Panakhida service will be held at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of Canton, Michigan; American Heart Association, Macular Degeneration Research or St. Andrew Orthodox Catholic Church.