John Michael Lambert

November 7, 1942October 29, 2018

John Michael Lambert, 75, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. John was born on November 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lambert who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Lynn Lambert and his daughter, Katherine Lambert both of Charlotte as well as his brother, James Lambert of Seabrook, New Hampshire.

John attended C.W. Post College of Long Island University and began his engineering career with Grumman Aircraft at the height of the aerospace program. He worked on the lunar landing module and was a part of many launches at Cape Canaveral. In Newport News, VA he spent ten years with shipboard overhaul and new construction on Navy nuclear projects at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company before beginning a 25-year career with Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC.

After his retirement from Duke Energy, John found his true calling as a volunteer with the Cold Case unit with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. He found true joy working alongside his “brothers and sisters in blue” as he referred to them; it was a true second family for him. He looked forward to every Tuesday and Thursday for the 14 years he volunteered with the department. John was a long-time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and in his retirement enjoyed the overnight fellowship with guests from the Room in the Inn ministry.

John was above all a wonderful husband, father and faithful friend. To have been known by John was to have felt his full and unwavering support. The family would like to thank the medical team that cared for him on this three-week journey, particularly the amazing and compassionate nurses on the Progressive Unit. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 4, at 3:00pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, Charlotte, NC 28209 or Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 4, 2018

John Michael Lambert

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Tiz Callihan

November 2, 2018

Betty Lynn and Katherine, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. You have so many wonderful memories to remember your love. My love and prayers are with you during this time. Hugs to you both.


November 2, 2018

Betty Lynn and Katherine,
My condolences to your family and may the memories keep you close during this sad time. May you always have love and comfort knowing John will be by your side.
Sincerely with PEO Love, Sue Weiger

Ann Copeland

November 2, 2018

Betty Lynn and Katherine,
Special thoughts to you ....Find strength in the Lord. I am sorry to hear about John.

Van Matthews

November 1, 2018

Hi Katherine,
While we have only met briefly at the South Carolina Board meeting, I want to express my sympathy to you and your family. We are sorry for your loss and our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Van Matthews

Amelia Ravan

October 31, 2018

It was a joy and an honor to know John. We have fond memories chatting with John during the Friday breakfast club about his life, memories, wife and family. John will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. Prayers to you all. Rob and Amelia

Seth Zamek

October 31, 2018

On behalf of the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors we are very sorry for your loss Katherine.
Please know we are all thinking about you and your family.

Hanna and Garett Trumpower

October 31, 2018

Our family has been close friends with the Lamberts for several decades. Mr Lambert / John has always been a classy, kind and genuine man. His love for his family was very evident and clearly the center of his world. He will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to all who mourn this wonderful man.

Jane Vallaire

October 30, 2018

Betty Lynn and Katherine,
I am so sorry to learn of John’s passing. He had such a full and interesting life and I’m sorry that I never had the opportunity to meet him. Trust in the Lord that he will give you strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time.
Jane Vallaire