Patricia Switzer Lambertson, 85, a long-term resident of Thurmont, MD, died March 27, 2021 in Atlantic Beach, FL.
Born November 28, 1935 in Baltimore, MD, Pat, as she was known by her friends and family, was the daughter of the late David W. and Esta May Kemper Switzer.
She attended the University of Maryland, taught elementary school for three years in Carrol County, and taught evening adult education in Frederick County for thirty years. She worked for S. B. Thomas in Frederick from 1979 until retirement in 1997.
A member of Weller United Methodist Church in Thurmont, Pat contributed to church outreach to those in need. She also participated in Thurmont’s Colorfest as a craftsperson, serving her famous crab soup, and later as an organizer. A gifted seamstress, Pat enjoyed crafting, canning, refinishing furniture, and spending time with her grandchildren, who called her “Oma.” She also enjoyed traveling and camping, visiting Europe, Australia, and the US east coast from Maine to Florida.
She is survived by her son, John P. Lambertson and his wife Katherine Aaslestad of Morgantown, WV and her son Christopher D. Lambertson of Atlantic Beach, FL; five grandchildren; Morgan Lambertson of Houston, TX, Raef and Alaine Lambertson of Morgantown, WV, and Milo and Katherine Lambertson of Atlantic Beach FL; a brother and his wife, Richard and Dale Switzer; and two nieces and four nephews.
A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held at Weller United Methodist Church in Thurmont with Pastor Robert Kells officiating, followed by interment at in the Meadow Branch Church Cemetery in Westminster, MD.
In lieu of flowers, Pat requested donations be made to Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave, Thurmont, MD 21788.
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Weller United Methodist Church
101 North Altamont Avenue, Thurmont MD 21788