Ralph C. “Bill” Rambicure, 89, of Lexington, Ky. died on Monday, February 7, 2011 at his home. He was born in St. Bernard (Cincinnati), Ohio December 10, 1921 to the late Arthur Valentine & Loretta Farrell Rambicure.
Ralph joined the U.S. Army Air Force in July, 1942, and served as a staff sergeant attached to the military police, and served in New Guinea, the Phillipines, and Luzon. He was honorably discharged in November, 1945.
Ralph retired from Baumann Paper Company as Executive Vice President, Sales, after 50 years of service. He was a past President and member of the Lexington Salesman Club, former member of Spring Valley and Greenbrier Country Clubs.
He was a member of the Cathedral of Christ the King, serving as a Eucharistic and hospitality minister for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of the Fourth Degree.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2011 at Milward-Southland in Lexington, Ky. A funeral mass celebrating Ralph’s life will be held on Sat. at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Lexington, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jim Spinks Rambicure, who died on March 11, 1994 and Juanita “Nita” Bagley Spinks Rambicure, who died on July 21, 2010 both of Thomasville; four brothers, Ret. Col. Bob Rambicure, Howard Rambicure, Art Rambicure and Jack Rambicure; sister, Dorothy McCarthy.
He is survived by four children, Greg (Cathy) Rambicure, Susan (Walter) Miller, Peggy Rambicure, and Bill (Susan Sears) Rambicure; three step-children, Linda Spinks Vice, Ken (Lynn) Spinks and Betsy Jennings; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Rankin, Eric Rambicure, Keith Rambicure, Chris Rambicure, Ben Rambicure, Ryan Rambicure, Mackenzie Rambicure, Summer “Kate” Sears, Abby (Ryan) Moldt, Conner Moldt, and Molly Galbraith; eight step-grandchildren, Leah (Andreas) Flach, Jeremy (Cristy) Vice, Bill (Vera) Spinks, Ellen (John) Gates, Will Jennings, Mark (Kelly) Jennings, Matthew Jennings and Clay Jennings; seven step-great-grandchildren, Alexandra Flach, Drew Vice, Josh Vice, Adlen Spinks, Kylie Spinks, Mary Kellen Gates and Margaret Elizabeth Gates; two sisters: Marge (Jim) Vollner and Mary Lipp; nieces and nephews, Gayle Langenbrunner, Vickie Klein, Jerry Klein, Sharon Harmon, Pam Campbell, Debbie Bussewitz and Dennis (Michele) Rambicure.
He was dearly loved by all of his family and friends. We will miss his positive attitude, patience, as well as living his life by the Golden Rule. The family would like to express their appreciation to all the wonderful Comfort Keeper caregivers that have taken care of Dad over the last few years, including Angelia Reddick (the Little One), Mitch Shepard, Victoria Ricketts, Bill Nantz, Judes Boulay, Stella Stevens, David Kamau, Stephanie Canada, Rhonda Whaley, Tracy Long- Adams and Sean Simpson.
Pallbearers will be the five grandsons and Chris Rankin.
Honorary pallbearers are Jack Cravens, John Dragos and Jerry Stearn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral of Christ the King or your favorite local charity.
Milward Funeral Home is Lexington, Ky. directed.