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LAMBERT, Reginald M.

LAMBERT - Reginald M. Dr. R.M. Lambert, age 90, passed away in Gainesville, FL on July 6, 2016. Reg was born on February 25, 1926 in Delta, OH to Clifton and LaVerne (Miley) Lambert. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Jouett, DD 396. After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree at Butler University, IN and both master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Buffalo, NY. He retired from UB as Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Immunology. He also was past Director, Buffalo Regional Red Cross Blood Services. He was active in Christian churches throughout his life; his father, and his late brother, Byron, were ordained Disciples of Christ ministers. Reg was a long-time member and a former elder in the Tonawanda (NY) Church of Christ, and at the time of his death was a member of First Christian Church of Gainesville. Reg was a general aviation enthusiast who held a private pilot's license. An avid reader of classic novels about the Old West, he particularly enjoyed the books of Louis L'Amour. He held a deep appreciation for classical and jazz music, especially the "Big Band" era and the music of Henry Mancini. He enjoyed sports, especially golf and baseball, and was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betty Knapp Lambert. He is survived by three sons, Rob Lambert of Chantilly, VA, Geoffrey R. Lambert of Gowanda, NY and James D. Lambert of Springfield, PA and one granddaughter, Emily C. Lambert. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM at First Christian Church of Gainesville, 3411 NW 83rd Street, with Pastor Dan Webster officiating. Private entombment will follow. Family will receive friends on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 PM at WILLIAMS-THOMAS
FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA, 823 NW 143rd St. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Retarded Citizens of Alachua County, 3303 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606. Please visit his memorial page at
www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com.

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