Joseph E. "Joe" Lambert, 74, of Taneytown, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at his residence.
Born March 26, 1939, in Hampstead, to the late Paul P. and Emma I. Hale Lambert. He was the husband of Helen Yarema Lambert, his wife of 52 years.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War
, in which he served in the Army
as a helicopter mechanic and received the Army Commendation Medal for leadership.
He worked for Shelter Systems in Westminster, where he was an essential employee for 31 years. He owned and operated the former Colonial Distributing Company in Westminster. With his family, he also owned and operated the Maryland Line Inn in Maryland Line. Prior to his deployment to Vietnam, he worked as a machinist for AAI Corporation in Cockeysville.
His memberships included the American Legion Post 120 in Taneytown, VFW
Post 7012 in New Freedom, Pa., and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2226 in Littlestown, Pa., and he was a former Rotarian
. He was also president of the Baltimore County Restaurant and Tavern Association from 1973 to 1974 and president of the former Parkton Democratic Club.
He enjoyed cooking and military history.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Laura Lee Lambert and her husband Paul S. Hirsch, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandson Milo Lambert Hirsch; and brother James J. Lambert and wife Mary L. of Shrewsbury, Pa.
He was predeceased by brother Paul Franklin Lambert and sister Cheryl K. Lambert.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, Pa.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Interment will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Freeland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157; or to Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.
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