Romelia ‘Rosie’ Miranda

Romelia Rosaria Miranda, a 30-year employee of Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont, died Monday, August 3, 2015. She was 55.

Born on August 8, 1959 in Los Angeles, Rosie was the oldest of six in a large family, who all lived together in Echo Park, California until around 1980. She married Juan Miranda in 1981 and, in 1983, joined the Walter’s staff. The Mirandas have three children, Emily, Johnnie and Randy. Many of Rosie’s siblings, children, nephews and nieces have worked at Walter’s and contributed as members of the large “Walter’s family in Claremont.” Nangy and Fahima Ghafarshad, owners of Walter’s, considered Rosie their “right-hand employee” alongside her husband, Chef Juan Miranda, who has also been an employee at Walter’s since 1978.

The Ghafarshad family writes, “Rosie, our beloved friend and employee of over 30 years will be missed immensely. Those of you who have had the pleasure of seeing her smiling face and being warmly greeted with her words of endearment know what a pleasure she was. Her dedication to her job and work ethic is rarely matched. Her style of perfection, attention to detail and reluctance to leave any job incomplete are qualities from which we have all benefited and learned a great deal. We all knew her as Rosie. She was part of the Walter’s family and, especially, a member of the Ghafarshad family.”

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 14 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 1215 S. Hamilton Blvd. in Pomona. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 444 E. Lexington Ave. in Pomona. A celebration of Rosie’s life will be held Monday, August 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Walter’s Restaurant.

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