DELMAR – After a long
battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Robert Lambert, born in Brooklyn,
NY on August 13, 1932 and long time resident of the Albany area died
peacefully in his sleep at the Albany County Nursing Home on
November 21, 2014. He was 82.
Known as Bob to family, friends and work associates, Bob retired
from the telephone industry after 33 years. He continued on as an
instructor for an additional seven years and taught pole climbing
well into his 60’s.
Bob served in the Korean War as a Radioman and traveled extensively
overseas as a General’s aide. Bob met his wife of 62 years, Ruth
Janette Keener, from Newmanstown, PA, while in Radio School.
An athlete in his youth, Bob loved most sports and it was not
uncommon to find him year-round watching either a football,
basketball or baseball game on television and he enjoyed attending
his children’s and grandchildren’s athletic competitions in their
early days. Those who knew him well knew Bob remained an unwavering,
passionate and loyal Yankee and NY Giant fan. A devoted husband and
father, Bob was a family man and worked hard to be a good provider
with the help of his friend, Bill W., in his retirement years he
focused his efforts on helping others.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Ruth, a resident of Good
Samaritan Lutheran Health Center; six children, Michael Lambert of
Coeymans, Dawn Lambert of Tampa, FL, Stephen (Suzanne) Lambert of
Delmar, David (Karen) Lambert of Forest Hills, MD, Robert (Linda)
Lambert, Jr. of Slidell, LA and Casey Lambert (Michael Few) of Long
Beach, CA; sister, Mary Lambert Carhart of Pittsfield, MA;
grandchildren, Robert J., III, Zachary, Alexander, Laura, Connor,
Carly and James.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, November 24th
at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena with a funeral service
immediately following at the funeral home.
Bob will be missed dearly by his loving family and friends. They
will all be comforted in knowing he has gone to meet his Maker and
Savoir, Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the
Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org