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George Samuel LAMBERT Jr.

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LAMBERT, Jr., George Samuel "Sam" 88, of Dayton, formerly Springfield passed away May 6, 2013. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 20, 1924, the son of the late George S. and Ruth Schuster Lambert. Fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a pilot, he eagerly enlisted in the US Navy and was a WW II fighter pilot in the American Theater and Pacific Asiatic Theater. Taking advantage of the GI bill, Sam graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He continued his career in the US Navy for 32 years retiring from the Reserves with the rank of Captain. He then pursued a successful business career as City Engineer and City Manager of Fairborn and the owner of Lambert Engineering for 40 years. He was also a several term member of the Springfield City School Board. Sam was wholly devoted to his family, an avid animal lover, rescuer of many kitties, and a lover and collector of vintage cars. He is survived by his wife, Helen Lambert of Dayton; his four children, Gretchen (John) Goode of North Fort Myers, FL, Nannette (Al) Lambert of Savannah, GA., Heidi (Doug) Kirkpatrick of Portland, OR, Gregg S. (Kristy) Lambert of Nashville, TN, and their mother, Vera Lambert; two grandchildren Nicholas Corns of Windham, ME, who followed in his grandfather's footsteps pursuing a military career in the US Coast Guard, and Mackenzie Corns of Springfield, OH; three great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Saylor Corns, and Addison Reiman, his two sisters Betsy Burke and Barbie Parrill both of Modesto, CA; Helen's son Brandon (Sharon) Robinson and their daughters Tayla and Kira Robinson; and several nieces and nephews. His family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Hospice of Dayton as well as Hospice of Dayton VA Medical Center for their devotion and tender care. A celebration of Sam's life will be Friday at 1:00PM in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Family and friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial with military honors to follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the animal rescue of your choice or the . Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com


Published in Dayton Daily News from May 8 to May 9, 2013
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