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Wilfred Lam Notice
Lam, Wilfred Wilfred Paxton Lam, born May 1, 1918 in Lexington, VA passed away at his home peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of December 10, 2013. Margaret, his wife of 64 years was at his side.Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents, James W Lam and Mamie E Lam of Lexington, VA, brother James C Lam of Lexington, VA and twin sister Frances Lam Chorey of Suffolk, VA. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lam of Winter Park, and brother Kenneth M Lam of Derwood, MD, son William S Lam of Canton, GA, daughter Beth Lam Griffin of Marietta, GA and son John S Lam of Nashville, TN and their spouses. He is also survived by five grandchildren - Anna Margaret, Paxton, Amy, Billy and Amanda and five great-grandchildren.Wilfred graduated from National Business College in Roanoke, VA and was employed by Southern States Cooperative in Gaithersburg, MD, prior to serving in the United States Army during World War II from 1942-1946. After multiple assignments he was sent to Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA for training. Then he served in the Army Services Forces, Fifth Service Command, Ashford General Hospital, White Sulphur Springs, W VA, previously the Greenbriar Hotel. After the War he began his 33 year career with Amoco Oil Company in Staunton, VA. In 1949 he married the love of his life, Margaret Keister in Stuarts Draft, VA.During his employment with Amoco he held multiple positions before managing real estate interests.The 1960's were spent in Atlanta, GA until 1969 when Amoco Oil transferred him to Winter, Park Fl where he and Margaret have spent the last 44 years. Upon moving to Winter Park, the family joined Maitland Presbyterian Church where Wilfred served several terms on the Session as Elder, and served as Chairman of the Service Committee. Wilfred was on the Board of the Christian Service Center in Orlando, FL helping with the Daily Bread and Fresh Start programs. Wilfred lived an exemplary Christian life and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all people with whom he came in contact. The family finds comfort in knowing he had a long, happy and productive life, blessed with many years of good health. He and Margaret traveled often with family and friends. He mowed his yard until age 85 and enjoyed the equity markets, sports and especially watching the Braves. Our lives were truly enriched from knowing him. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the devoted caregivers who gave so lovingly. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am Saturday, December 21st at Maitland Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Maitland Presbyterian Church or the Christian Service Center, 808 W Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805

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Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2013
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