Obituary Listings

Roy William Delfrate

January 6, 1927 November 10, 2018
Roy William  Delfrate
There are condolences waiting approval on Roy's Tribute wall
Obituary for Roy William Delfrate

Roy William Delfrate of Sterling Heights, Michigan passed away Saturday, November 10th, 2018 ; at the age of 91. Roy was born January 6th, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Giuseppe and Edith (nee Payne) Delfrate. 

Roy was a veteran of the US Navy, he served in WWII on the USS Lexington CV16 during the liberation of Japan. He was a lifetime member of the Fraser VFW Post 6691. He married his wife, Margaret in Detroit, Michigan in 1952. They were married for 44 years at the time of her passing September 22nd, 1996. 

After 45 years of employment, he retired from Chrysler in 1989. He loved playing the lotto and had a system as to how he chose his numbers. Also a great love for cats, his last two were named Puppy and Trouble. 

Roy is survived by his children; Charles (Kathy) Delfrate from Mt. Dora, FL; Pamala (Egon) Systermann of Armada, MI; Karen (David) Warner of Wixom, MI; Joseph Delfrate of Clinton Twp., MI; Jeffrey Delfrate of Sterling Hts., MI. 

His grandchildren; Sheila Systermann, Rebekah (Nick Oliver) Warner, Benjamin Warner, Sabrina Delfrate, Sarah Delfrate, Joseph Delfrate, Alyssa Delfrate, Emaline Delfrate, William Delfrate, Jacob Delfrate and Jay Anson Kibby. Also, great grandson, Austin Systermann. 

Roy was preceded in death by his wife. Margaret; his parents, Giuseppe and Edith Delfrate; his siblings; Frances Balent and Charles Delfrate. 

Visitation for Roy will be held on Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 2-9pm at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Twp., MI 48317; 586-731-4150. Roy will be laid to rest Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, MI with military honors at 11am.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

16

Nov

2:00 PM 11/16/2018 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/16/2018 9:00:00 PM
Gramer Funeral Home – Diener Chapel

48271 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48317

Gramer Funeral Home – Diener Chapel
48271 Van Dyke Avenue Shelby Township 48317 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Nov

11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
White Chapel Memorial Cemetery

621 West Long Lake Road
Troy, Michigan 48098

with Military Honors.

White Chapel Memorial Cemetery
621 West Long Lake Road Troy 48098 Michigan
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

White Chapel Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

621 West Long Lake Road
Troy, Michigan 48098

621 West Long Lake Road Troy 48098 Michigan
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

PO Box 1893
Memphis, TN 38101-9950
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...