S.J "Joe" Lambert, III

December 5, 1945December 4, 2018

Samuel Joseph “Joe” Lambert, III, age 73, died in his sleep on December 4, 2018, at his residence in New Orleans.

He was the beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Campagna Lambert of 50 years, his sons Michael Joseph Lambert (Simone) of Vienna, Virginia, and John Joseph Lambert of Bellevue, Washington; his daughter, Jan Grace Lambert Anderson (Brian) of New Orleans; his grandchildren Samantha and Sabrina Lambert, Charlie and Sophie Lambert, and Adeline Grace Anderson; Jessica Kravitz Lambert of Redmond, Washington, mother of Charlie and Sophie Lambert; Richard and Sara Campagna Jacobs and Thomas and Charleen Campagna Kaelin with many nieces and nephews; and his dear friends, especially, Li Downing and her son Jake, Wayne Rupp, Jr. (Joan), Curtis Buisson (Aleksandra), Brett Lapeyrouse, Florence Fu, and Brother Ivy LeBlanc, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Grace Catchings Lambert and Samuel J. Lambert, Jr., and his step-mother Evelyn Lambert.

Joe Lambert was a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, since 1984, having previously lived in Lincoln, Nebraska for 12 years and Baton Rouge for 27 years. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School, received his Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science and his Ph.D. in Accounting from Louisiana State University. He was Professor Emeritus of Accounting from the University of New Orleans, having taught over 28 years at UNO and 12 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was a Certified Public Accountant for over 40 years and received the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award and received a Favorite Professor Award at UNO. He, along with his wife, published the first audit case for classroom use on the computer. He published numerous professional accounting articles. He was a consultant to the Financial Crimes Squad of the New Orleans Federal Bureau of Investigation for many years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and St. Dominic Church.

Joe Lambert was devoted to his family and cherished his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation: Visitation will be held Monday, December 10, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, 4042 North 19th Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be sent to St. Dominic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2018
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Yan Wang

December 9, 2018

Dear Mrs. Dr. Lambert,

I’m so sadden by the news and I’m so sorry for your loss. Dr. Lambert was one of the kindest persons I’ve ever met. His (and your) kindness and help to me during my time at UNO is a treasured memory that always touches and warms my heart and will stay with me forever.

Please take care.

With love,
Yan Wang
(M.S. Accounting 1997)

Michele Hickman (Boudreaux)

December 6, 2018

I am so sadden to see that Mr. Joe has passed.
Mrs. Joyce, Mike, John and Jan, you and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of light and love to you at this difficult time.
Much Love,

Kenny Spellman

December 6, 2018

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in his memory.

Kenny Spellman ’84
Brother Martin High School

Rich and Karen Sonderegger

December 5, 2018

Joe, we will always treasure our friendship. You and Rich became friends when he was one of your students at the University of Nebraska and have remained friends for four decades. We remember your love of Valentinos pizza and the joy and anticipation you showed waiting for the delivery. After the delivery, you and Joyce were like kids on Christmas morning.
We will miss you and pray you will find eternal peace in the arms of Jesus.
Till we meet again, dear friend, rest in peace.