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FEB. 19, 1959 -- NOV. 6, 2004

David B. Lambe, 45, of Amherst, a business manager, died Saturday in his home following a long illness.

A native of Buffalo, he was a 1977 graduate of McKinley High School and received an associate's degree in mechanical technology from Erie Community College. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in mechanical technology from Buffalo State College in 1981.

He worked as business manager for Sterling Fluid Systems on Grand Island, where he had been employed since 1981.

Mr. Lambe lived in Amherst for the past nine years. Previously, he lived in the City of Tonawanda for 10 years. He was a member of Pendleton Center United Methodist Church.

Among his many activities, he served as vice president of the Willow Ridge Civic Association and vice president of the Tonawanda Soccer Club, where he coached for 10 years. He was also a hockey coach for nine years for the Wheatfield Blades and was an assistant junior varsity hockey coach for Sweet Home High School.

He was a member of the Buffalo Engineering Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Karen Smith; a daughter, Emily; a son, Christopher; his parents, David and Ruth of Buffalo; three sisters, Alice Eoannou and Diane Rine, both of Buffalo, and Karen Parlato of Orchard Park; and two brothers, Craig of the City of Tonawanda and Kevin of Buffalo.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. Burial in Forest Lawn will be private.


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