87 years old, passed away peacefully, after a long illness, with his family at his side on Friday, February 8, 2013, joining his beloved wife, Delphine, who predeceased him in October, 2012, as well as his sister, Rose Brdar, in 2008. Julius is survived by his children, Jadel (Paul) Lerner, Rayna (Doug) Burns, Gregory Rambat (Gina) and Dara (Jamie) Cockrum; his grandchildren, Melissa and Alexandra Lerner; Ariana and Conor Burns; Michael and Nicholas Rambat and Jordan and Benjamin Cockrum. Julius is also survived by his sister, Josephine; and brother-in-law, Peter Sredich. Julius leaves behind loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Julius was a member of St. Andrew’s Orthodox Catholic Church, a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Marines, and was the owner and operator of Milo’s Restaurant on Olds Ave., and later, Milo’s Taverna on Jolly Road. He retired in 1986. In 1988, Julius and Delphine moved to Bradenton, Florida where they finally learned to relax, enjoy life to the fullest and met many new friends. In the summer of 2008, they moved to Independence Village in Grand Ledge where they resided until April, 2012, when Dara and Jamie opened their home to provide loving, extended care to accommodate their needs.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Fr. Christopher Rozdilski officiating. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive family friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, where the Panakhida service will be held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, St. Andrew’s Orthodox Catholic Church, or St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral “Ravanica” Detroit, Michigan.