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May 19, 1970 – Nov. 25, 2013

Celia C. Lamb, a reporter for Argus Media in Washington, D.C., and daughter of Barbara Ireland, former Buffalo News editorial page editor, died Monday in her home in Kensington, Md., of breast cancer. She was 43.

Born in Cortland, Ms. Lamb grew up in West Seneca and Amherst, attended the Calasanctius School and was a 1987 graduate of Amherst High School. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in history.

A career journalist, she was a writer in California for the Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Business Journal before joining Argus, a business newsletter publisher with offices in seven countries, as a specialist in environment and energy. She enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hiking and kayaking, and had a deep interest in environmental issues.

Ms. Lamb also is survived by her father, Allyn Lamb; husband, Robert Celaschi; a grandmother, Mae Hennig; brother, Jeffrey Lamb; and two stepsisters, Olivia Ireland and Thalia Seligson.

Friends may call at the family home in Amherst between 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. A memorial service will be held in Maryland at a later date.