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Obituary for Robert C. Delaphiano

Delaphiano, Robert C.

Robert Cardigan Delaphiano, age 89 of Shelbyville, passed away on November 26, 2019 at Wings Home.  Robert was born on July 15,1930 in Galesburg, the son of Robert Delaphiano and Faith (Starett) Rogers. On January 8, 1949, Bob married the love of his life, the former Patricia Brandt, and she preceded him in death on November 13, 2015. Bob worked at GM for many years. He was a long time member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Orangeville and the UAW. In his free time, Bob enjoyed staying busy, taking car rides, going to the casino, card games, playing Rook with his granddaughters, and spending time on the lake. Patricia and Bob were able to travel all over the country, including numerous trips to Las Vegas.  Most important to Bob was his family whom he loved dearly. Bob is survived by children: Sherry (Jim) Charkowski, Vicki (Bobbie) Ritchie, and Jim (Teresa) Delaphiano; five grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son: Joe who was killed in action in Vietnam on July 10, 1970; a grandson: Troy Anderson; two sisters; and two brothers. Robert’s family will receive friends, Monday, December 2, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton, where his funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM. Chaplin Greg Carlson from Wings of Hope Hospice will officiate. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Wings Home, 330 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010 will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Robert’s family.