John P Lamb
John P. Lamb (Jack) 84, born April 15, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, went to be with his Lord and maker September 16, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents James G. Lamb and Anne H.B. Lamb, his brother James G. Lamb, Jr. and wife Eleanor, and sister Susan B. Lamb. Jack is survived by niece Edith L. Hollister and husband Dunham of Chester Springs, PA; great nephew James D. Hollister of Downingtown, PA; niece Anne B. Curry and husband Peter of Cape Elizabeth, ME; great nephew Andrew E. Silsby of Steep Falls, ME; Caroline L. See of Portland, ME.
Jack grew up in and around Rose Valley and Media west of Philadelphia. He attended Friends Central School, Class pf ’50. He received his BA degree in Business at Drexel University, Class of ’54.
Jack Served from 1954 to 1957 in the United States Army commissioned as 1st Lieutenant. After his military service he started his business career with the Curtis Publishing Co. in Philadelphia. Jack was introduced in ’62 into the Automotive Fleet business through ARI, a fleet management Co. in New Jersey, ’63-’67 through ARI Jack was contracted to Humble Oil and Refining Co. (renamed Exxon in ’73) to help organize a captive leasing company, called Humble Leasing, where he served as supervisor of operations. Another venture at Humble Oil was the creation of Esso Rent-A-Car, a neighborhood car rental program to the public at Esso gas stations, where Jack was also the operations manager.
In ’68 Jack became a Humble Oil employee, moved to Houston in ’71, as Fleet Manager until his retirement in ’86. Jacked devised his own consulting company, “J.P.L. Fleet Consultant”, which he consulted Exxon until ’92; fully retiring from the work force at that time. Jack’s tenure with Exxon, as Fleet Manager, consisted of over 6,000 units of cars, light trucks and heavy trucks. Jack said “Fleet is the only business I’ve been in and I sure had lots of fun doing it.”
Jack’s leisure time was spent on or around the water. He was an avid boater owning two power boats during his life. He enjoyed cruising on the Chesapeake Bay and the Texas Gulf Coast; he also enjoyed chartering vessels in the Caribbean and San Juan Islands in Washington State.
According to Jack’s wishes, he will be cremated; there will be no services. Should you wish to make a donation in his name you may donate to a charity of your choice.