Posted on: July 9, 2018
Edwin Lewis Lamberth, Jr., M.D., husband of Caroline Spencer Lamberth, and resident of Mobile since 1976 died on May 19, 2018.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his sister Donna, sons Richard and John, three grandchildren, his favorite nieces and nephews and their children, his sister-in-law, and other relatives.
He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, where he graduated from Granby High School in 1960. He attended the University of Richmond, and then the University of Virginia Medical School, Class of 1967. After medical school and his internship, he joined the Navy as a physician, and served in the Vietnam War as a lieutenant. After his service, he returned to Norfolk, where he met his wife Caroline on a blind date. At the time of his death, they had been married 47 years.
In 1976, after a fellowship at Vanderbilt University, he followed his friend Dr. Michael Huddle to Mobile, where they founded Nephrology Associates, which eventually grew to serve Mobile and four other counties in southwest Alabama. For 30 years, he took pride in serving patients in need. His selflessness carried over to his dedication to his community, friends, and family, who loved him for his generosity, and his never-ending commitment to put their needs over those of his own.
He loved the University of Virginia and was a past member of the Medical Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Paul’s Episcopal School, where his children and grandchildren have attended. He was devoted to the arts and the medical society statewide and in Mobile. In 1985, he received a gubernatorial appointment to the Alabama Statewide Health Coordinating Council. He was a past-president and chairman of the Mobile Arts Council, Inc. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Providence Hospital Foundation, Inc., the state and local chapters of the National Kidney Foundation, and other medical organizations.
Those who knew him will remember him for his outrageously loud and infectious laugh, his ability to fix just about anything, his “truth-telling” straight talk, his embellishments, and his willingness to help whenever a neighbor was in need.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Virginia Medical School Foundation, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, or the National Kidney Foundation. His family would like to the thank all of his physicians and nurses at the Mobile Infirmary, and his healthcare providers at Saad Health Care for the special care they provided to him.