Buddy Robins


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our founder, Arnold “Buddy” Robins on August 16, 2019.

Buddy was born in Bronx, New York to Julius and Etta Robins. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech College, class of 1953. From 1953 – 1955 he served in the United States Air Force in Alaska.  Buddy moved his family to Indianapolis in 1956 where he built his family business, Delco Foods.

Buddy was a member of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Temple Beth David and Tau Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was an avid golfer playing at BallenIsles Country Club in Florida and Broadmoor Country Club.

Buddy will be deeply missed by his beloved family who survive him; son, Michael B. (Julie) Robins; Dr. Starla Goldman and Dr. Helen (Steve) Nahmias; nine grandchildren, Eric, Erin, Reid, Rayce, Rohn, Randy, Audrey, Lucas and Benjamin; two great-grandchildren, Sadie and Mira; and his close friends in Devonshire in Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Robins.


To learn more about how Buddy founded Delco Foods – click here to read an article about our history posted in 2016 for our 60th anniversary.

Adding something special to specialty foods for more than 60 years.