Ruth J. Lambert - May 4, 2015

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DELMAR – Ruth J. Lambert, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home.  Ruth was born and raised in Newmanstown, Pa., the daughter of the late Leon and Nellie German Keener.  After High school she enlisted in the U.S. Navy .  As a Radioman she met Robert J. Lambert, who later became her husband of 62 years.

      In addition to being a loving wife and mother of six children, Ruth later went on to work as a school bus driver for the R-C-S school district, as well as working as a secretary for the Slidell, La Dialysis Ctr.  While living in Louisiana she fell in love with the local culture that included fishing, shrimping, attending New Orleans Saints games and the yearly Mardi-Gras.  She was very proud of her Pennsylvania-Dutch heritage as shown through her wonderful Dutch cooking.  An all around excellent cook, she took great pride in cooking delicious meals for her family and friends.  Ruth was also an avid Red Sox fan.

     Ruth was predeceased by her parents Leon and Nellie Keener and her devoted husband, Robert J. Lambert.

     Survived by her sister, Dawn Sell of Meyerstown, PA;  children, Michael, of Coeymans, Dawn, of Tampa, Fla;  Stephen (Suzanne), of Delmar, David (Karen), of Forest Hill, MD, Robert (Linda) Slidell, LA and Casey (Michael) Few, Long Beach, CA;  7 grandchildren, Alexander, Laura, Zachary, Carly, Robert III, Connor and James;  several nieces and nephews.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday, May 8th from 4 to 7 PM with the funeral service to immediately follow at 7 PM.  Interment will be held 10 am Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.