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David Dave Lamb, age 59, of Elburn, passed away after a long courageously fought battle in the early morning hours of April 12, 2015, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born September 28, 1955, in Lakewood, OH, the son of Edward and Norma (Nordestgaard) Lamb.He grew up in Rocky River, OH, and attended local schools. Dave graduated from Rocky River High School with the class of 1973. Before graduating however, he made a name for himself on the baseball diamond, especially the special "instructions" to the underclassman on how to prepare for practice. He also braved European roads and Hostels when he and a friend biked throughout twelve different countries when he was only sixteen. Dave took a year to work so he could afford to attend the University of Cincinnati. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing four years later. Dave was born for sales and was initially employed by Morse Company in Ithaca, NY, for a time before returning to Aurora to work for SealMaster. It was at that time, fate came to his aid the first time, when he met and married Cindy Austin in 1980. They left for the California coast and everywhere in between in the intervening years, following Dave’s many transfers through SealMaster. The family began growing by leaps and bounds while they lived in Fairview Park, OH. They were blessed with four boys, Bill, J.D., David and Kevin. Eventually they ended up back in Illinois, in Elburn, with Dave now working at Rexnord where he was involved in Industrial Sales. After Cindy passed away in 2002, Dave continued to live in Elburn when fate smiled on him once again when Terry Humphrey came into his life. They were united in marriage on October 25, 2004 and blended their two families into one. The children, though older, now numbered six. Lifetimes of memories were also blended and found a home in the hearts of each and every member of the family. Dave returned to school to become a home inspector just before the housing market collapsed, but fought through with the dedication and a love for a job that was unrivaled. Though he worked part time as a home inspector, Dave continued to work as a salesman for Jason Industrial in Carol Stream. The odometer on his car could attest to the thousands of miles he logged as he worked through his ever increasing territory from Wisconsin through Minnesota. On July 9, 2012, Dave was given terrible news. His diagnosis pancreatic cancer foretold of a hard road, but one that Dave met head on with dignity and strength uncommon in most men. In fact, Dave set the record for his aggressive treatments, consisting of a cocktail of four different drugs wich began in the morning and ended at home with a personal pump that continued the therapy. This he did 57 times which is unheard of in the medical community. Dave was a loving father and husband, but nothing compared to the love he had for his grandchildren. He loved to go golfing and passed his talents down to his children. If you had to have a soundtrack to your life, Dave’s would be filled with his favorite country artists, like Rascal Flatts and George Strait. Fox News was his destination program, but his destination vehicle was his black 1994 Corvette. He is survived by his wife Terry, Six children: Bill (Mary Chris) Lamb, J.D. (Kari) Lamb, David (Deanne) Lamb, Kevin Lamb, Angela Humphrey, Zack Lamb and two furry children, a Cocker Spaniel named Buddy, and a Sheltie named Mango;3 grandchildren: Ethan Lamb, Lindsey Lamb and Madelyn Lamb;Four siblings: Karen (Tony) Ambrozic, Debbie (John) DeArmon, Jim Lamb and Kris (Joe) Walsh;Many nieces, nephews and cousins, and friends that span the entire country. He is preceded in death by his parents, his former wife Cindy Lamb and his favorite four legged friend, a real big dog named Kiwi. The family will be hosting a celebration of Dave’s life, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 4-7 p.m., at the Elburn Lion’s Club, 500 Filmore St., one block west of Rt. 47 in Elburn. Private burial of his cremated remains will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Dave’s name to benefit pancreatic cancer research. Checks may be made to the David Lamb Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also forwarded to the same address or on www.conleycare.com.
The family will be hosting a celebration of Dave’s life, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 4-7 p.m., at the Elburn Lion’s Club, 500 Filmore St., one block west of Rt. 47 in Elburn.
Private burial of his cremated remains will occur at a later date.