Earl J. Lambert

EARL J. LAMBERT, 93, OF POTTSTOWN Earl Jay Lambert, 93, of Pottstown died on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Josephine (Stohl) Lambert, 90. They were married for 65 years. Born on June 23, 1920 in Pen Argyl, PA, he was the son of the late Harry Lambert and Gertrude (Rutt) Lambert. He is survived by two sons, Thomas J. Lambert of Secaucus, NJ, husband of Mary Ann (Quinter), and Jay C. Lambert of Riegelsville, PA, husband of Coleen (Stella); grandchildren Kerry and Erin, C.J., Jesse, Parker and Mason Lambert. A private family memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. He served in the U.S. Army with an Ant-Aircraft unit from 1941 to 1945. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1948 with a B.S. in Business Administration, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity. He served as the Assistant Treasurer of Cooper Union in New York City from 1949 to 1962. He was appointed as Treasurer of The Hill School in 1962 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1990. Earl was an active member of the Association of Business Officers of Preparatory Schools and served as their president during his tenure. He was a member of Continental Bank's Pottstown and Chester County Regional Advisory Board from 1965 to 1990. He was an active member of Pottstown United Way, serving as their treasurer from 1975 to 1990, and was instrumental in the creation of the Pottstown Area United Fund Foundation. Earl leaves behind a legacy of warm hospitality and a genuine concern for others. He will be missed by his sons, his daughters-in-law, and all his grandchildren. In his later years he fancied himself as Earl the Pearl, and that he certainly was, a gem of a man and father. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be placed in Earl's name to the of Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (www.alz.org).

Published in The Mercury on Sept. 26, 2013