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SIDNEY JOE LAMBERT, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Joe had lived in The Villages, FL since 2001, moving here after retirement from Alvord Unified School District in Riverside, California. He had a long career in Riverside County as an educator and school administrator. He developed his own curriculum for outdoor education and ensured funding for many children to participate in Club Wilderness and to tour the CA Missions. Joe was born in St. Louis, MO and raised in Decatur, IL. He joined the Marines after high school, serving in Korea in the early 50's. He attended Millikin University on the GI Bill where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi and was named Millikin Athlete of the Year in 1957. He was inducted into the Millikin University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. He received two Master's Degrees and was Phi Beta Kappa in graduate school. Joe was an outgoing and gregarious guy who loved people, sports, history and most of all family. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Cornerstone Hospice. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 24 years, Kay Lambert; sons, Scott Lambert (Lori), Colorado; Shawn Lambert, Sid Lambert (Sherri); daughter, Stacey Melcher (Cedric), all of California; step-children, Tim Bohl (Wendy), California, Shelley Rigler (Randy), Nevada; six grandchildren: Nicole, Jackson, McKenzie, Madelaine, Sydney and Ryan; sisters, Nancy Wilking, Janet Lambert, both of Decatur IL; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages, Florida. http://www.hiers-baxley.com/

Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 24, 2014
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