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Robert Henry Lambert

1936 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Robert Henry Lambert Obituary
ROBERT LAMBERT Robert Henry Lambert, 77, was born Oct. 23, 1936, in St. Louis, the son of Joseph A. Lambert and Mary Elizabeth Cash Lambert. He passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at St. Rose Sienna Hospital in Henderson, due to complications from cancer treatments. Bob, as he was known to his family and friends, grew up in Cincinnati. He received a BSAAE (aeronautical and aerospace) degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1959. After graduation he was employed by Lockheed San Jose in development of aerospace technology for the U.S. Defense Department. Upon completion of his defense project, he moved to southern Nevada as an employee of the Nevada Test Site contractor, EG&G, for testing and operation of his technology. In 1974, he became a civilian scientist/engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., where he developed improved methods for measuring eye movements. In 1978, he returned to southern Nevada to pursue independent research in alternative energy sources. In January 1981, he married a former co-worker from Maryland, Joan Dickie Craig, who joined him in southern Nevada. Their son, Robert Michael Lambert, was born in 1987, followed by Thomas John Lambert in 1988. In 1994, he retired and the family moved to Henderson. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his sons, Rob and Tom Lambert of Henderson; three brothers, Joseph Lambert of Boulder City, Patrick Lambert of Ester, Ark., and Michael Lambert of Petoskey, Mich.; one sister, Ann Melfi of Irvine, Calif.; and numerous cousins. There will be a memorial service in his honor at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, in Henderson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
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