Ernest D. Lamborn, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ernest D. Lamborn, Jr.

June 7, 1923 - November 23, 2013

Ernest D. Lamborn Jr. , age 90, of Newark, DE, died on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Born in 1923, he was the son of Ernest D. Lamborn, Sr. and Alice Moore Lamborn. He graduated from Conrad High School in June 1942 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Jacksonville, Fl and then Squantum, Mass. He applied for the V-12 program, was accepted, then transfered to Yale University where he graduated in 1946 with a Bachelors Degree in Naval Science and Sociology and received a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Delaware in 1965. He taught in Delaware schools for 37 years, beginning at Delaware City High School, Conrad High School, Mt. Pleasant High School, and then Alexis I. DuPont High School before retiring in 1984.

Ernest, affectionately known as Bud or Ernie, is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) of 60 years and two sons, Ernest D. Lamborn III (Dixon) and T. Chandler Lamborn (Chan) of Newark, Delaware.

The family expresses their sincere thanks to all the family and friends that stopped by to visit and lend support and to the staff of Delaware Hospice for the excellent care they provided to Ernie.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Spicer Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, Delaware, where visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.


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13 Condolences for Ernest D. Lamborn, Jr.

  • My heartfelt sympathy is extended to Ernie’s family at this time of loss. I have many fond memories of working with Ernie at A. I. High School and will miss his unique presence in my life.

  • Mrs. Lamborn, Dix, and Chandler,

    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your husband and father.
    He will be greatly missed.
    Sincerely, John and Mary

  • Betty and Sons, Joe and Ethel offer their condolences at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Dear Betty, Dixon and Chandler,
    We are sorry for your loss. We remember Bud fondly seeing him mostly at the Lamborn reunions. We hope each of you are in good health and God will sustain each of you through this difficult time. We’ll pray for you!
    Mary Jane and John

  • Dear Betty, Dix and Chandler and families,
    Sorry for your loss. Betty, heard of your loss through Chris Stroud Jarrell and pray the Lord will comfort and guide you in the upcoming days.
    Elva Rae

  • Betty,
    You are such a wonderful lady and I know you will miss the best friend you ever had. Be happy that God bought you both together to enjoy a long and joyful life together and to add to your joy, he blessed you both with two boys. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your boys. May God add peace and blessings to you and your family members.
    With Love
    Linda Watts

  • Betty, you and Bud were true friends to my father and kind neighbors to my mother long after his departure. My brothers and I will continue to have fond memories of the old neighborhood and the people like Bud who made it so special. To Betty, Dix and Chandler, please accept our sympathy for your loss of a great husband and father.

  • Dear Betty, Dixon and Chan. I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Bud. As family historian, friend, cousin Bud meant a lot to me and our family. God Bless You and you families.
    Les Lamborn
    Grand Rapids, Mi.

  • Although I only knew Bud for a short period of his long and impactful life, he always showed great generosity and friendship every time we met. While he will truly be missed by his friends and family, I am grateful to see others pay respects and celebrate his memory.

    Betty, I am sorry for your loss. My mom and I have always and will continue to appropriate the kindness and friendship that you, Bud, and your sons have given us throughout the years.

  • Student of “Ernie” Lamborn in 1961. He sentenced me to ostracism for one day in geometry on a plebiscite. I beat “Ernie” by one vote. He was the very best teacher I ever had in Mount Pleasant Senior High School, save Bill Boucher. Boucher and Lamborn were beyond excellent. Ed Bradford, class of 1963. I received an “A” in Mr. Lamborn’s class. Mr Lamborn was a profoundly excellent teacher to me – Ed Bradford, Class of Mount Pleasant Senior High School, 1963. Ph.D. Physics, Oklahoma State University, 1976 (Thesis adviser Paul Westhaus – also a most amazing person!)

  • I was a student of Mr. Lamborn in the 70’s. He was definitely a really nice guy and he did take a special interest in me. I’m sure he will be missed by friends and family.

  • Chan, we are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there to pay our respects.

    Dottie and Rich Farmer

  • Mr. “Bud” Lamborn was a fine man. I grew up across the street from the Lamborns in Newark, Delaware. I have the utmost respect and admiration for Bud and his wife, Betty. They were kind friends and wonderful neighbors to me, my sister, my mother, and my grandparents. We always knew that in times of difficulty or sadness we could count on the Lamborn family for caring, friendship, and concern. I was lucky enough to stop by their house on South College Avenue in 2008 and visit with Bud, Betty, and Chan. I cherish the memories of the Lamborn family/neighbors.