HUBBARDSVILLE: William Erwin Lamb, 94, of Route 12, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica.
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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