John F. Lamberson
January 20, 1928 – January 26, 2016
John Lamberson, 88, of Mt. Joy, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Masonic Village.
John was born January 20, 1928 in Hazleton, PA, the son of the late Oscar and Eva (Nicholas) Lamberson and he lived in Mt. Joy the past 5 years.
John was a graduate of Hazleton High School and Temple University. John was a proud WWII Army Veteran. He was an avid college basketball fan.
John’s life was his home and family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who cherished time spent with his loved ones and supporting them in all that they did.
He was the husband of the late Helen (Mikula) Lamberson, who died on October 21, 2009. They were married over 58 years at the time of her death.
Surviving are son, John F. Lamberson, Jr. and his wife, Young of Lancaster, daughter Helen Suchajda and husband John of Bethlehem, grandchildren, John F. Lamberson III and his wife Kate of Pittsburgh and Katelyn Suchajda, great-grandsons Nathan and Kai and several nieces and nephews.
John was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Mt. Joy.
Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery, West Hazleton, PA. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society are welcomed by the family.
Dear John Jr, Helen and families.
Your dad was a great friend/mentor to me for 32 years when he hired me at St. Joseph’s Hospital. I always enjoyed our “business meetings”at Tom’s Kitchen for breakfast and enjoyed spending time with him. We had some quite lengthy conversations. Rest in Peace buddy. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Dear John & Young,
While the obituary of your father is low key, it underscores how he lived his life. From my perspective, he was HUGE in the healthcare world and had tremendous influence on many of us who continued in that industry. I was always amazed how he’d remember phone calls I had with him over the years when I was at Lancaster General. I always looked forward to a chat with him at the AHCHRS holiday party at Hotel Hershey each year.
I’m sadden about his death, but please know he lives on in a couple of us.
John was a member and served as President of the Appalachian Health Care Human Resource Society. I did not know John well but had the wonderful opportunity to meet him when he attended the Society’s annual holiday meetings which were held every year in December. I understand he contributed to the growth of the Society for which we are eternally grateful. Sincere condolences to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
We will miss you John, our neighbor and friend. It won’t be the same here in Mount Joy without you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to John’s family.
John has been a dear friend for many years, since our time together at St Joseph Hospital. My condolences to John Jr, Helen, and all members of John’s family. Tom Conlin and I spent some time with John just a few weeks ago. I will miss him.
Helen: I will have a ‘manhattan with carrot sticks’ in John’s honor. I haven’t had one since that night at John’s house on 4th street!