Thomas Lambert, a former resident of West Scranton and Dickson City, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 96 after a long and prosperous life.
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He was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Duryea, to Ethel Curtis Lambert and Walter Lambert Sr.
He was a graduate of Duryea High School and a life member of Duryea United Methodist Church, of which he was its oldest living member. He was also a regular attendee at St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, West Scranton.
He proudly served his country during World War II as a soldier in the 5th Army under the command of Gen. Mark Clark. He participated in the North African and Italian campaigns. He was a member of American Legion Post 675, West Scranton, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227, Duryea.
He was a kind and generous person who was always willing to help friends and neighbors, especially those with whom he lived for many years at Keystone Place Apartments in Dickson City.
The family would like to thank Thomas's care givers at the Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center during his brief residence.
He is survived by a son, Walter T. Lambert and wife, Deborah, Scranton; a daughter, Rosemary and husband, Paul Kunkel, M.D., Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Erin, Johanna, Erica and David Lambert and Benjamin and Samantha Kunkel; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Joseph Lambert, and siblings, Walter Lambert Jr., a Purple Heart recipient KIA while serving in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army during World War II, Kenneth Lambert and Curtis Lambert.
The funeral services are private.
Arrangements are provided by Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton.
Carl J Savino Funeral Home
157 S Main Ave Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 13, 2014