Howard Lamb, 74, formerly of Woodstock, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Seattle, with his son at his side.
He was a 1960 graduate of Woodstock High School. He graduated from DeVry University, Chicago.
He traveled internationally to all corners of the world in his career in electronics. He stayed actively engaged with his son throughout his life. He loved all outdoor activities and was an avid sailor, rock climber and explorer.
While most people slow down in physical activity later in life, he took up a newfound passion for rock climbing in his mid-50s. It was through climbing he found a new community that embraced him, and he was highly regarded for his rock-climbing skills, amiability and humor. On his annual trips around the country, stopping to see friends and family along the way, he used rock-climbing destinations to feed his desire to explore.
Survivors include a sister, Myrtle Wise, Rockford; and a son, Howard Lamb Jr., Seattle.
Services were private.