Dorothy Lamb 1924-2020

BRADENTON, Fla. — Dorothy “Dottie” Lamb, 95 years-old, formerly of Champion, left her earthly home on Friday, July 24, 2020, while holding the hand of her granddaughter, Jamie, as she climbed the stairs to her new home in heaven.

Dorothy was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Alice Evans.

She spent her young years living and working in New York City with her cousin and best friend, Evelyn.

She enjoyed a colorful life as an elevator operator at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC. There she met the stars, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Doris Day and many more. Dorothy met her first husband, Robert Goff, while ice skating at Rockefeller Center. They moved to Windham, then to Champion, where Dorothy spent most of her life. She had one child, Donna, with her first husband. After his death, she met and married Herbert Lamb, who had four children. Dorothy finally had the big family she had always wanted. Dorothy worked for Union Savings Trust Bank (now Chase Bank) in Newton Falls. She was honored to be the first woman bank manager in Ohio. The real joy in Dorothy’s life were her children. She never referred to herself as “stepmom.” She so enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

God blessed Dorothy with a long and full life.

Dorothy will live on in the memories of her children, Marlene (Paul) Shamrock Sr. of Cortland, Herb (Susan) Lamb of Cleveland, Ga., Terry Gordon (Phyllis) Lamb of Bradenton, Fla. and Janice (Michael) Gould of Bradenton, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren, with one more on the way.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Goff; her second husband, Herbert Lamb; daughter, Donna Goff; great-granddaughter, Karri Alonso; and great-great-granddaughter, Kaydance Michelle Shamrock.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to Dorothy’s family.

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