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William Edward Lambert

William Lambert, aged 101, died peacefully on April 13, 2019 at the home he shared for over six years with daughter Mary Lambert and son-in-law Martin Keely on the Outer Banks. He moved to Kill Devil Hills after the death of Lorraine, his wife of 67 years.

Bill served in the Pacific with U.S. Navy during WW II. Returning to civilian life, he married Lorraine and earned a degree in Optical Engineering at the University of Rochester. Eventually settling in Clarence Center, NY, they raised children John, Mary and Bill Jr. For many years, he and Lorraine served as regional leaders in the Marriage Encounter Movement. They were deeply devoted to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and faith. In retirement they travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.

He is survived by his three children, six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

The family will honor Bill’s s wishes for cremation and preference for no services.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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