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A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in State Street Methodist Church for Donald J. Lamb, a federal mediator who was assigned to the Buffalo regional office of the National Labor Relations Board from 1985 to 1989. Private services will be held Wednesday morning.

Lamb, 55, died of a heart attack Sunday (Dec. 16, 1990) in his Fulton home.

As a mediator, Lamb was active in settling labor contract disputes between Buffalo-area unions and several Western New York employers.

Among the cases were lengthy strikes against DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Blue Bird Coach Lines in Olean.

Lamb was born in Fulton and attended local schools before going to work at Columbia Mills in Minetto. He became union president and eventually a business agent for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, a job he held for 17 years before being appointed a federal mediator seven years ago.

He briefly worked in Baltimore before being assigned to the Buffalo office. He was transferred to the Syracuse office about 18 months ago.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; two sons, Donald Jr. of Oswego and Charles, and three grandchildren.

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