HORNELL-Stephen A. “Steve” Lamb, 62, of 1190 County route 66, Hornell, died early Wednesday morning (October 15, 2014) at McAuley, following a long battle with Hemangiopericytoma, Anaplastic Astrocytoma, which left him totally paralyzed.
A native & life resident of Hornell, he was born May 30, 1952 and was the son of Donald & Adeline (Lester) Lamb.
Steve grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1971). Following graduation, he learned to operate heavy duty construction equipment.
For over 36 years, Steve fulfilled his dream as a firefighter for the Hornell City Fire Department. In 1992, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, a position that he held until 2011 when he retired due to ill health. For many years, he was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). He had also been a member of the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Hornell.
In addition to his service with the Hornell Fire Department, Steve was also a licensed carpenter, electrician and plumber for most of his adult life. For many years he owned & operated “Poor Man’s Plumbing”. He and his son, Matt worked many jobs together over the phone, helping Matt with electric, plumbing etc.
In his younger years, Steve enjoyed hunting and throughout the years he enjoyed photography. However, other than his family, his true joy was the Hornell Fire Department. Going to work was never a task, it was simply a joy. He will be sadly missed by all of his fellow firefighters at the fire station.
He was married on May 6, 1983 to the former Judy Solo who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Amy (Phil) Quattrini of New Market, MD; his son, Matthew Lamb of Ashburn, VA; 2 brothers, William Lamb of Albany and Ronald Lamb of Alabama; 2 grandchildren, Logan Quattrini and Makenzi Quattrini; nieces & nephews.
The family of Stephen A. “Steve” Lamb will receive friends on Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. Final interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Steve’s family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN, 38148. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.