Mark Lambert was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Detroit, Mich. He graduated from Western High School and attended Michigan State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He spent most of his adult life in Southern California where he built the Lambert Advertising Agency, and created the cartoon characters Shorty and Cheap Chicken, which were used to advertise National Lumber.
He was a vibrant, energetic and creative man who always was giving service to the community. He was a volunteer fireman in Connecticut, and also volunteered for the Costa Mesa Police Department. He was happiest in his later years volunteering for the Shalimar Learning Center in Costa Mesa, serving on the board of the Lido Sands Community Assn., also, the Back Bay Interpretive Center, and serving his church.
He went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Aug. 20, 2010, after a long battle with colon cancer.