John Samuel Lambros, Master Mason of Lodge 76, bid farewell on November 15, 2023, leaving an indelible mark of love and laughter. Born on June 28, 1970, in Kansas City, Missouri, his exceptional life was characterized by the depth of his kindness, his selfless nature, and the ineffable joy he bestowed upon all fortunate enough to encounter him.
John's academic journey led him to earn his bachelor's degree from Friends University. As a self-proclaimed family historian, his enthusiasm for genealogy was infectious. With his interest in genealogy leading him to discover his connection to the Sons of the American Revolution. John's truly unique personality struck a comfortable balance between being ornery and wholeheartedly warm. With an uncanny knack for drawing smiles from those around him, he was a people-charmer who could sell the Golden Gate Bridge.
His extraordinary generosity was evident in his readiness to give back to others. Despite his busy schedule while traveling for work, John made an extra effort to stay connected with loved ones, always ensuring their well-being and brightening their days with calls.
John was a pillar to his community through his active memberships in numerous organizations such as the Free Masons, Ararat Shrine, Boy Scouts of America, Sons of American Revolution, and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. John’s compassionate nature echoed well beyond his immediate family and friends. His journey as a Perthes Bone Disease patient brought him to Saint Louis Shriners Hospital. He was in a half body cast causing him extended stays at the hospital, with only weekends spent with his parents. Weekdays were filled with moments of joy and laughter provided by the Shrine Clowns. Inspired, John became a Shrine Clown himself, taking the name Oilcan. He lifted spirits of children facing similar adversities creating countless moments of joy and hope.
In the Boy Scouts of America, John achieved Life Scout with Troop 228 and later served as Fundraiser Coordinator and Co-Committee Chair for Troop 383, mentoring and inspiring countless youngsters. In addition to Scouting, he was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and was elevated to Warrior Bright Star over Swift Moving River in July of 2022.
John held many offices in Free Masonry, the most recent being the Grand King of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter for the State of Missouri, devoting his services to promote research for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) via the Royal Arch Research Association.
John is preceded in death by his parents; Nick and Willa Lambros, his father-in-law; William S. Hall, and his sister-in-law; Tricia Wimmer, his grandparents; Roger and Esther Rinkenbaugh and John and Mary Lambros, his uncle; George Lambros, aunt and uncle; Sylvia and Dennis Rikard. He is survived by the love of his life whom he shared 10 beautiful years of marriage with; Jennifer Lambros, his children; Kara Lambros and Max Shook Lambros, his siblings; Mark Lambros (Susan), Rache'l Lederer (Jason), nephew; William Bryant Wimmer, Spencer Wimmer, Luca Wimmer and Liam Lambros, nieces; Taylor Lederer, Mollie Bown (Logan), McKenzie Lederer, and Nancy Wimmer, grandniece; Aria Bown, mother-in-law; Debra Hall, and former step children, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Services to honor John's life will be held at the Community of Christ located at 15006 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64055. Visitation will be held on November 25, 2023, starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at the East 39th Street Community of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in John's honor to the Royal Arch Research Assistance and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. These organizations held a special place in his heart, and your contribution would carry forward his legacy of helping those in need.
Royal Arch Research Assistance
P.O. Box 1040 Bardstown, KY 40004-104
The Shriner's Hospital for Kids
Attn: Shriners Children's
PO Box 947765
Atlanta, GA 30394