Robert E. Lambert
June 21, 1942 ~ October 25, 2023
Resided in: Harymarket, Virginia
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Robert Emory Lambert on October 25, 2023. Surrounded by family, he peacefully transitioned to the spiritual realm on a glorious fall day.
Bob was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the first day of summer June 21, 1942, reflecting his sunny, gentle, and kind disposition. He grew up in Westminster, Maryland, and later served eight years touring the United States and South America with the United States Air Force Band. Afterward, as Director of Engineering at Telecolor Productions, and later Atlantic Video, Bob often coordinated production of historic events at the White House, the Capitol, and Camp David. He continued a similar line of work at Professional Products, designing the Metropolitan Police Department Command Center in Washington, DC, and video and audio components of John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia and FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
He loved all things baseball, building model trains, traveling, and overseeing the construction of four different homes and a pool. But most of an all, he was in his element at work, planning the television and audio production of events and venues; anything related to engineering and design was his passion.
Bob had been suffering from the effects of dementia and a stroke in 2016, both of which affected his quality of life, especially in the last few years. The family takes comfort in knowing he is at peace, lovingly surrounded by those who predeceased him: his parents Carrie Motter
and Thomas Henry Lambert, his sister Grace Brettle, his brother Thomas and wife Nancy, his mother-in-law Mae Johnson, and his grand-dog Quincy.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Carol (Johnson), his son Stephen Robert Lambert (Elise), his three granddaughters, Natalie, Blair, and Elizabeth, whom he adored, his daughter Lori Beekman (Ervin) from his first marriage, as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews, for whom his imitations of Donald Duck will never be forgotten.
Bob was a keen, reticent observer of human nature, but he could disarm everyone with his amusing, wry humor that often so perceptively captured the essence of a situation and kept everyone entertained. He will be remembered by all for his gentle, loving, and kind demeanor. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held in his honor on November 24, 2023. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes may make contributions in memory of Robert Emory Lambert to the Dementia Society of America at