Troy Allan Lambert
August 29, 1971 ‒ January 12, 2020
Troy A. Lambert, age 48, of Columbus, OH.
Troy passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 12, 2020. He was a very active individual with interests in photography, kayaking, hiking, climbing, biking, reading, playing various musical instruments, listening to different styles of music, and working out. Troy loved to travel. He had a wonderful trip to Belarus in May 2012 and his latest adventure was in August 2019 to see his favorite band, Metallica, in Prague (with backstage access—truly his dream trip!!).
Troy was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone for a variety of needs: handyman, a ride somewhere, helping out a sick friend, being there to listen to one who needed support, volunteering for special fund raising groups or sharing wellness information through awareness venues.
Troy had many great accomplishments throughout his life. He graduated from Columbus State Community College in June 1996 with an Associate of Applied Science—Graphic Communications Technology. He also graduated from Franklin University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude and recognized as a member of Sigma Beta Delta. Early years work he worked at Sears Hardware and was a fitness trainer at California Fitness. Troy worked many years in the Ohio Health System, at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center from 2003 – 2014 and the Riverside Family Practice Center from 2014 to present. He was involved in many programs within Ohio Health—Program Innovation, Community Outreach, Wellness Strategies, Health Education, and Service Alignment. His community involvement included Personal Development Coach (Franklin Univ.), Competitor—2015 Little Miami Triathlon, Supporter — The Bike Lady, Volunteer — Ohio Regional Climbing Championships.
Troy will be profoundly missed by his loving parents, Doris & Butch Russell; sister, Tammy (Anthony) Schultz; nieces, Elexis Schultz & Kendall Sauner, Carol Martin & children Matthew & Danielle, Rodger (Karen) Hamilton, Joyce (Roger) Wood, Marty Forst, and Henrietta (John) Robinson. Extended families: Wood, Collins, Russell, Robinson, and Romine. Special recognition of his best friend, Kristen Groom & children Connor & Sam.
Troy will be greatly missed by his many friends, family and co-workers. They may not know, but each of them had an impact on his life and he was appreciative of them sharing his life.
A Celebration of Life & Sharing of Remembrances will be held at 4 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, (at St. Rt. 3), Sunbury, where Troy’s family will be receiving friends from 2 PM until service time at 4 PM. Mr. Charles Vachris officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Red Cross of Central Ohio, 995 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205 or Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212 in Troy’s memory.
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