January 9, 1935 – May 17, 2018
Thomas J. Lambing, 83, died peacefully May 17, 2018 at the Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.
Tom was born January 9, 1935 in Apollo, PA to the late John and Myrtle (Moonley) Lambing. He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Lambing, Jr.; one brother, Edward Lambing; and sister, Ruth Davison. He has one surviving sister, Jane Doland of Apollo, PA.
He graduated from Elders Ridge High School and studied at Indiana University.
On February 23, 1979, Tom married the love of his life, Gayle Miller, who survives him. She was his caretaker and best friend to the very end. Also left to cherish his memory are: two sons, James Lambing of Newport Beach, CA and Robert (Chrissy) Lambing of Corona, CA; two stepchildren, Debra Walde of South Bend and Jeff (Sandy) Parker of Phoenix AZ, five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Tom retired as the General Superintendent of Western Cold Drawn Steel in Gary IN. After retirement, he obtained his Realtor’s license to be able to work along side his wife. He worked as controller of CLM Realtors in Portage, IN and later as Realtor of Portage Real Estate in South Bend. He was a lifelong 32 degree mason with the Elks Lodge, and attended the First Baptist church of Miller. He was respected and loved by all who knew him. He was passionate, resilient, hardworking and never complained. He is out of pain from his earthly body, and is now at peace. He will be dearly missed.
The family will hold a private memorial in Portage, IN.