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William Lamb

William Erwin Lamb

October 4, 1924 - February 19, 2019
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HUBBARDSVILLE: William Erwin Lamb, 94, of Route 12, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica.
He was born October 4, 1924 in Hubbardsville, a son of George and Olive Brainard Lamb. He was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT and the Long Island Agricultural College in Farmingdale, NY. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Paratroopers, 17th Airborne Division during WWII in the European Theater. Along with his father, Erwin operated a dairy and cash crop farm in Hubbardsville for 27 years. He had also been a salesman for the Thompson and Johnson Equipment Co. in East Syracuse for 17 years. On March 17, 1982, Erwin married Janice Nixon in Hamilton. She predeceased him on February 19, 2011.
Erwin was an active and dedicated member of his community. He was a member of the East Hamilton Methodist Church where he served as a trustee, financial secretary and usher; a member of the Hubbardsville Fire Department; was a Hubbardsville Fire Commissioner; and a member of the Southern Madison County Ambulance Co. He served as treasurer and trustee of the Graham Cemetery, Hubbardsville for 50 years; was on the Town of Hamilton Planning Board for 20 years; the Town of Hamilton Zoning Board of Appeals for 20 years, and the Madison County Planning Board for 8 years.
Surviving are his children, Dorrance W. Lamb of Rochester; Stephen J. Lamb of Sterling, VA; and Bruce Lamb of Silver Springs, MD; step-children, Richard, Jr. and Annette Davie, of Liverpool; Judith and John Hertline of Westmoreland; R. Bradley and Marion Davie of Deansboro; and Randy Davie of Bath; seventeen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Walker.
Funeral Services will be held at 11am Friday, February 22, 2019 at the East Hamilton United Methodist Church.
Interment with military honors will be in the Graham Cemetery at a later date.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton on Thursday from 5-7pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the East Hamilton Methodist Church, PO Box 771, Hubbardsville, NY 13355; or to S.O.M.A.C., 86 Lebanon St., Hamilton, NY 13346
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  • Visitation

    February 21, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    February 21, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamilton
    25 Broad St.
    HAMILTON, NY 13346
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  • Service

    February 22, 2019 | 11:00am
    February 22, 2019 11:00am
    East Hamilton United Methodist Church
    1760 NYS Route 12
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    Pastor Thomas Van Hatten
  • Interment

    Graham Cemetery
    Wickwire Road
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    Spring Burial with military honors


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Posted at 11:08pm
My sincere condolences to William's family and friends during this most difficult time. May you find some comfort in the promises recorded at John 5 vs 28, 29 and Revelation 21 vs 3, 4. Cherish the memories always. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Jim and Rhoda Bednar

Posted at 01:15pm
We are so very sorry to hear about Bill's passing, and with our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May you all find some peace and comfort in your memories of happier times, and always remember the good times. Bill loved to share stories about his family and career, and enjoyed that wonderful peanut brittle during the holidays. Bill will be missed though never forgotten, May he rest in peace. Jim and Rhoda Bednar, New Hartford, NY

Barbara Wisnoski

Posted at 09:14pm
Erwin I remember those long wenseday afternoon at somac the fun we had the long talks the good time and Jans visits sometime with cookies you will be missed my friend of old times enjoy your peace

Ada Symonds

Posted at 03:55pm
So sorry to hear of Erwin's passing. I worked with him on several real estate transactions so got to know him quite well!! He was always quick to share Jan's homemade peanut brittle!! Prayers from Ada Symonds

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