Roy R. Lambert
Captain Roy R. Lambert, age 87, of Newark, DE left this world on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to visit his parents, Emanuel and Aili Lambert, his siblings, Charles, Owen, Robert, Marion and Lorraine and his daughter, Velma Gail who all preceded him in death. He left his wife of 67 years, Velma M. “Vallie” Carroll; his daughters, Linda Lindale and husband Harry of Dover and Noreen Creswell of Newark; siblings, Fay, Mannie and Mavis; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his faithful canine companions, Snowball, Zeus and Sonny.
Born in Ironwood, MI on July 21, 1926 and raised in Hurley, WI, Captain Lambert, known fondly as Billie, Roy, Dad, Pop and Captain Roy, former master of the McFarland and the Dredge Comber, began his seagoing career when he enlisted in the Navy during WWII. He did two active stints with the Navy, the second during the Korean War. He served in the Merchant Marines after attending the Atlantic Merchant Marine Academy and rose to the rank of captain in the US Naval Reserve. His favorite assignment was being the master of the Dredge Comber, while working with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to his retirement, Captain Lambert served the US government for 43 years.
A true patriot, he loved his country and was a proud member of the VFW Post #745 in Newark and the American Legion. In his leisure time, Captain Lambert loved learning foreign languages, doing crossword puzzles, watching his favorite cowboy shows and reading books written by author, Zane Grey. He loved the sea and nature and appreciated the beauty in both. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon, May 7, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitiation will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm. A committal service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, May 8, 2014 at the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.