Robert Lamey

Obituary of Robert Eugene Lamey

Robert E. Lamey Sr. Bob was born in the West Oak Lane Section of Philadelphia. He attended Northeast High School and starred as a fullback on the soccer team that was the undefeated dynasty of the late 1940's. Bob was named a Philadelphia "All Scholastic" player. He went on to attend Temple University on a full soccer scholarship, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. Bob was an integral part of Temple's 1951 and 1953 undefeated national championship teams. In 1952, they won the 3rd ever "Soccer Bowl" in San Francisco, CA. Bob was honored as an "Outstanding All-American" After graduation, Bob joined the US Army as a Second Lieutenant and served in Germany during peace time. Bob was also a member of the US Army Soccer Team, representing the United States throughout Europe. During the summers as a young man, Bob worked the beaches of Cape May as a Lifeguard. It was there he met the love of his life, Carolyn Murphy. They were married in 1959 and had 4 children, who in turn, delivered 11 grand-children and 5 great grand-children. Bob, his brother Rich and their father, Clarence, each built vacation homes in West Cape May in the late 1960's. The home on Third and Bayshore later became Bob and Carolyn's primary residence. He was a pioneer in the field of radio-controlled model airplanes dating back to the late 1950's and was President of the Valley Forge Signal Seekers R/C Club in the 1970's. Bob also achieved his private pilot's license in the mid-1970's and owned several airplanes over the years. He would fly from his office in Chester County to Cape May on the summer weekends. Carolyn and the 4 children waited to see him fly over Third and Bayshore as the cue to head to the Cape May County Airport and taxi him home. Also an avid model train buff, he would often be found with his grandchildren by his side, his conductor hat on, and the kids activating the train whistle, over and over and over again. Bob started his professional career with Addressograph Multigraph. They were the first company to make and distribute the old credit card imprint machine. He then became a sales executive for Zenith Data Systems, selling the first version of the "laptop" that weighed about 25 lbs! During his retirement years, Bob worked as a real estate agent at Tolz Realty in Cape May. Bob loved the beach and the outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout and later a Scout Master for Troop #5 in Glenside, PA He will always be remembered as a great man and a bit of a jokester. Bob leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and many, many fond memories for all. May he Rest in Peace.
Friday
1
October

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, October 1, 2021
Evoy Funeral Homes, Inc.
3218 Bayshore Road
North Cape May, New Jersey, United States
Friday
1
October

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, October 1, 2021
Evoy Funeral Homes, Inc.
3218 Bayshore Road
North Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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