Robert Lambert - November 21, 2014

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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