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Thomas J. Lambke

Lambke, Thomas



Lambke, Thomas J
60, of Chandler, AZ passed away suddenly on July 10, 2016. Tom was born
and raised in Villa Park, IL and a 1973 graduate of Willowbrook High School
and a 2014 inductee into the Willowbrook High School Hall of Fame. He was a
published author, Special Olympics and Best Buddies supporter and devoted
Chicago White Sox fan. Devoted husband to Karen (nee Capezio) and loving
father to Bryan and Shauna (Brent) Needham. Tom was the son of the late
Thomas Lambke and Charlotte Davidge; fond brother of Linda (Art) Frew, Ken
(Mary Jo) and Ron (Shani); loyal son-in-law to Josephine (the late Joseph)
Capezio and affectionate brother-in-law to Camille (Wayne) O’Malley, Joseph
(Pam) Capezio, James (the late Nancy) Capezio, John (Fran) Capezio, Kathy
(Pat) Gibbons and Michael Capezio. He was the devoted Uncle to many nieces
and nephews and great friend to many. Visitation will be
held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with liturgical
prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Bueler Mortuary and Chapel,
14 W Hulet Drive, Chandler, AZ.


  • Anna and Killian Posted July 14, 2016 8:10 AM

    Tom was a great inspiration to so many parents of special need students at Corona del Sol. A straight talker regarding the challenges we all face raising our children. His guidance was always there for the kids and their families. I will miss our chats. The world is a little dimmer with his passing. May Karen, Shauna, and especially Bryan find peace knowing they have a new angel watching over them. Deepest condolences, Anna Chalmers and Killian Chalmers Adams

  • Steve and Tammy Rivers Posted July 14, 2016 11:39 AM

    Tom was one of the first people we met at DS Network 13 years ago and was a source of inspiration, optimism and confidence. May God bless him and his family.
    Steve and Tammy Rivers

  • Tom and Carolyn Posted July 14, 2016 1:29 PM

    We will miss Tom greatly who was Dean and Mikes bowling
    Coach. He loved my boys and had so much fun with them. He had good stories of friends and family which he loved.
    The boys want to bowl a turkey for you.
    God has a wonderful angel!
    It’s not the same with out you Tom. The boys want to bowl a turkey for you.
    God got a wonderfu

  • Gina logrande Posted July 15, 2016 8:02 AM

    You made a difference every day in our lives. We will miss your fire and energy and your welcoming smile at DV. Your absence is deeply felt.

  • Rebecca Frederick-Jilg Posted July 15, 2016 12:50 PM

    I am very saddened to hear that Tom has passed on. I met him at the Atlanta convention when Teddy was a little over a year. I was helping out with the DSNetworks booth, and Tom and Brian’s booth was right next to us. Being a parent of a baby with DS can be overwhelming. There are so many unknowns. As I visited with Tom he helped give me peace . We talked about Brian participating in the Special Olympics and how they traveled to Ireland to compete. He told me about how they do the Best Buddies bike rides together back east. We also talked about how they go to Aerosmith concerts together, and how Brian got their logo tattooed on his shoulder. I remember being in awe of their relationship and all that it gave me to look forward to. Thank you for being there Tom! You will always be in our hearts!
    Rebecca Frederick-Jilg

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