LAMB, J. Allen
J. Allen Lamb, of Southington, died Friday, October 18, 2013, after a brief illness, at his home. J. Allen was born on Sept. 29, 1949, in Southington, the son of B. Sue Lamb and the late George F. Lamb Jr., of Southington, CT. He was a 1976 graduate of Central Connecticut State University. J. Allen was an accomplished executive, owning several businesses where he assumed roles as President/CEO, Director, Founder and/or a Partner. System Aire Supply Company, Control Aire Supply Company, in Springfield, Massachusetts, LT Aire, Myjak & Lamb, Westfield SASCO LLC, Westridge Development, Myjak & Lamb Property Management and his founding/director role at the former Apple Valley Bank are testimonial to his hard work and business acumen. J. Allen was actively involved in business mentoring clubs, devoting much of his time to the Vocational Industry Clubs of America (VICA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). VICA honored J. Allen with their honorary Statesman Award, VICA Outstanding Service Award and due to his overwhelming dedication to VICA's mission, this organization named an award in his honor called the "J. Allen Lamb Spirit Award", awarded for exceptional scholarly achievement obtained with the same positive spirit as exhibited by the award's namesake. He was also very active in Planned International USA, an organization that helps children in the poorest areas of the world, where he helped sponsor over 26 children over a 28-year span. J. Allen was, up to the time of his death, an active supporter of the Southington Police Department (SPD). He was a co-founder and financier of the Southington Police Department Rifle Team formed in 1991, the first municipal police rifle team in the country, and created a photographic journal of their most active years, when the team won all seven Colt Cup LE trophies over a seven-year span. J. Allen's dedication to his police "family" earned him several honors, which included: Honorary police credentials, presented by Chief William Perry (ret.); "J. Allen Lamb Day" named in his honor, was bestowed by the Southington Town Council; a State of Connecticut Governor's Citation, presented by Governor Rowland; and led to his being awarded the Southington Police Department's highly coveted "SPD Police Cross" for exceptional service, for his decades of service and guidance that led to a many significant accomplishments at the police department. When J. Allen was not helping needy children, future business leaders, the police department and being honored for his numerous lifelong achievements, he could be found flying his Warrior over the town he loved. He was an accomplished pilot. He was also a member of the local Elk's Lodge. J. Allen Lamb survived by his mother, B. Sue Lamb, of Southington, an aunt Jessie Pulino and her husband Frank of CA, nieces Kami Lamb and Liana Schmidt and several cousins. His father, George F. Lamb Jr., and his brother, W. Michael Lamb, predeceased him.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. at 11 a.m. The SPD honor guard will conduct pallbearer honors. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. J. Allen kindly requests that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the "J. Allen Lamb and Edward S. Pocock III Foundation", c/o Ed Pocock III, P.O. Box 928, Southington, CT 06489-0928, which has been established to promote police marksmanship training, higher education and/or university accredited police command education, as offered by organizations such as the Southern Police Institute. For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh.com.