Lambert, Richard E.
Richard E. “Dick” Lambert, 73, of 267 Park Ave., Mount Joy passed away on Saturday evening, December 1, 2007 at Lancaster General Hospital. He and his wife, Elizabeth Sarbaugh Lambert would have celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in January.
Dick worked in the brick industry all of his life. He started his career as a bricklayer in Denver, Co., returning to the area in 1970, and working for several brick firms until his retirement in 1998 from Bull’s Supply in Maryland Line. Dick was known in the industry for his uncanny ability to match and select bricks. His work can be seen in area residential and industrial buildings, and the Galleria Mall. Dick was a 1952 graduate of Altoona High School and took engineering courses at the Brick Institute of America, McLean, VA. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union of America and the Cocalico Tennis Club. An avid baseball and football fan, Dick’s favorite teams were the Phila. Phillies and the Denver Broncos. He enjoyed playing tennis and making trips to Delaware Park. Dick and Liz loved the seashore and spending time traveling together.
Born in Altoona, he was the son of the late William J. and Janet Sisler Lambert.
Dick is survived by his three sons, Steven B. Lambert, Reinholds, David R. Lambert, Missoula, MT, and Scott W. married to Tina Lambert, Sinking Spring; and three grandchildren, Austen, Alex, and Zach. He is also survived through marriage by Debra A. Sarbaugh, Somerset, NJ; J. Michael Sarbaugh, wife Nicole, and their children, Michael, Matthew, and Marin, of Shillington.
A memorial service celebrating Dick’s life will be held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., 16 E. Main St., Mount Joy on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 11 am with the Reverend David E. Woolverton officiating. There will be no public viewing, however Dick’s family will greet friends at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy on Wednesday from 10 until 11 am. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to the American Heart Assn., 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Family condolences may be directed to www.sheetzfuneralhome.com.
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