Biography: Charles “RC” Rambert was born on September 10, 1948 to the late Mr. George Rambert and Mrs. Rachel Rambert-Gantt. He was the stepson of Mr. Marion Gantt. Charlie attended Bonds-Wilson High School where he was an astounding baseball prospect. In 1968 Charlie met, not knowing at the time who would be the Love of his life for over the next 51 years, Peoila “Reka” Rambert who he affectionately called “PEELS”.
Charlie left Charleston, South Carolina in 1971 for newer opportunities that New York City had to offer. He settled in the Bronx where he found employment at Taystee Bread Bakery, where he worked until his retirement in 1994. Charlie was a member of First Glorious Baptist Church for over 15 years and was appointed to the Board of Trustees by the late Reverend A.B. Duncan for the last 10 years.
Charlie was known as someone who was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family and friends and anyone who was in need. You need only call and Charlie was there in an instant. No matter who or where you were. You could always catch him watching a Cowboy movie. He would always make mention of how he didn’t like any New York teams. He will be truly missed by those who knew him.
Those left to cherish fond memories are his loving and devoted wife, Peoila “Reka” Rambert, three sons, Zanthony (Jeanette) Rambert of Columbia, South Carolina , Omari (Arlene) Rambert and Franklin Rambert of Bronx, New York; a daughter, Latisha Rambert of Bronx, New York.; his brother George Jr. (Erie) Rambert of Ft. Washington, Maryland, ; his four sisters, Rosalee Rambert Sams of Charlotte, North Carolina; Ronell (John) Dingle of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mary (Lyle) McFadden of Charleston, South Carolina and Carolyn (Donald) Black of Miami, Florida; one aunt, Carrie (Reynolds) Roberts, Bronx, New York; and his grandchildren Whitney, Tamika, Tyreke, Taliyah, Dante, Zanthony Jr., Imani, Shanai, Kierra, London, Ameira, Zorius. Bonus grandchildren; Derreck, Jassmyn, Stacey, Madisyn, and Kai. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who all loved him dearly and will cherish the time that they spent together.
Charlie was preceded in death by one son Mario James, two brothers Richard Jerome Rambert and Franklin Rambert, and two sisters Delores Rambert and Sandy Kay Rambert Gilliard.