John C. Lamb, 72, Hopkins research chemist

December 03, 2004

John C. Lamb, a retired Johns Hopkins University research chemist, died Nov. 26 of an apparent heart attack at his Port Republic home in Calvert County. He was 72 and earlier had lived in Rodgers Forge for more than 30 years.

Born in Augusta, Ga., Mr. Lamb earned a chemistry degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., and studied at Georgia Institute of Technology. He served in the Army as a chemist at Edgewood Arsenal.

In 1970, after working in Atlanta, he moved to Baltimore and became a research chemist at the university, working in prostate cancer research. He retired in 2000.

He was a member of the Society of Friends' Stony Run Meeting and enjoyed reading in the sciences, arts and Eastern religion.

No service is planned.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Marjorie Minnich; two daughters, Katharine Lamb of Blacksburg, Va., and Susan Lamb Davis of Port Republic; a brother, Jere Lamb of Long Beach, Calif.; a sister, Barbara Jewell of Dalton, Ga.; and two granddaughters.

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