Celebrating the life of Eli D. Lambert Jr.
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Eli was a graduate of the Catasauqua High School Class of 1946 and was a 1950 graduate of Lafayette College with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. Eli’s first job as an engineer was working for Greiner Construction Company on the southern portion of the New Jersey Turnpike. He spent the next 40 years working at the Fuller Company in Catasauqua, PA. His many assignments for Fuller included Chief Engineer of Greer Marine; Catasauqua Plant Manager; Assistant Manager of the Allentown Plant; Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Chief Engineer of Plant Engineering. He retired in 1990.
Eli was a dedicated member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church where he served many years on church council and the financial committee. He was a member of the Civil War Roundtable of Eastern PA.. He served on the Catasauqua Borough Council in the 1950’s and again in the 1970’s. He was a member of the Catasauqua Exchange Club for over 50 years and was a recipient of the prestigious Good Deed Award. He was a loyal supporter of the Catasauqua Rough Riders and Lafayette College sports.
Eli was born in Allentown, PA in 1928 to the late Eli and Evelyn (Wolf) Lambert. He is survived by his children, Jane Lambert of St. George Utah, E. David Lambert III husband of Cecilia Gervasi of Richboro, PA. and Lisa Kirchner wife of Albert Kirchner of Annapolis MD; grandchildren Mathew McArdle, Eric Lambert, Gretchen Lambert, and sister Paulina Tyson of Duxbury MA. Eli was preceded in death by his daughter Rebecca Lambert in 2008.
The viewing will be private at Brubaker Funeral Home, Chestnut St., Coplay, PA. followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery. A memorial service will be scheduled later in the year to be determined.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 4th Street Catasauqua, PA 18032.
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Catasauqua, PA. is entrusted with arrangements.
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