Raymond “Fred” Lambert
Fred passed peacefully at this home on Tuesday, August 21st surrounded by loved ones.
Fred is survived by his daughter Cathy, two sons Alan and Doug and their spouses, his two sisters Teresa and Lorraine as well as five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Fred served in the United States Navy during WWII; he was stationed on the battle ship the USS Arkansas. He was there on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy and then later at Iwo Jima.
Fred married the love of this life Doris Mailhot and they chose Newport, Vermont as their home as they had both grown up in Vermont. Then in 1965 they decided to pack up their family and move to sunny California. After a long career with Safeway as the Meat Manager, he retired. Fred was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic Fraternal service organization.
After Fred lost Doris, his wife of 40 years in 1989 he decided to move a little closer to Cathy and her husband Dave to help care for their daughter Amy while they worked. When Amy started Kindergarten in 1992, so did Fred. That’s where he stayed for the next 26 years volunteering his time, helping shape the young minds of children. His volunteer work at both Laurel and Vintage Parkway will long be remembered.
On Fred’s 80 birthday Laurel Elementary honored him by naming their auditorium after him. He loves that they now have the “The Fred Lambert Auditorium” honoring his many years of service.
Services will be for the immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Fred’s memory to the food pantry at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Oakley, Hospice of the East Bay, Laurel Elementary, or Vintage Parkway Elementary in Oakley.