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In Memory - Classmates

Joseph Ambrose

Joseph Ambrose




Of Estero, FL, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 29, 2015, at the age of 69.
Joe was the loving husband of Trudi Ambrose for 45 years. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind two brothers, Michael and Thomas, sons, Sean and Brendan, and four grandchildren: Madeline Claire, Mary Margaret, Olivia Faith, and Cormac Joseph. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold "Bud" Ambrose, and sister, Mary "Lindy" Summers.
Joe was a United States Marine who served his country in Vietnam and later as a 26 year veteran of the Montgomery County Police Department, spending many years in the Bethesda district, the area in which he had grown up. In 1983, he was named the Knights of Columbus Policeman of the Year. After retiring with the rank of Sergeant, he worked for 13 years as a bailiff in the District Court of Maryland. He was an alumnus of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and the University of Maryland. A well known lover of hot weather, he had been living in Southwest Florida since 2013.
Services will be held on June 5, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Published in the Washington Post from June 1 to June 3rd

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06/05/15 09:20 PM #1    

Nancy Webster (Emery)

So sorry to hear about Joe's passiong . I remember he was one of the "cool" kids in HS

06/07/15 09:19 PM #2    

Maureen Larkin (Guillot)

I'm so sorry to hear about Joe Ambrose.  He lived in my neighborhood...around the corner at the end of my street.  He was a friend of my older brother, Larry.  They were part of a group (gang sounds so negative, but that what they really were ) of boys in the neighborhood who knew each other and they all went to B-CC.  I called my brother after I read the posting and he mentioned "that Joe was a great guy and a good friend".

06/08/15 02:10 PM #3    

Joanie Bender (Grosfeld)

I am very sorry to hear about Joe's death. He had such an impressive background of seriving his country and community too and I am very sad to hear of this.

my smypathy to all his family....Love, Joanie

06/08/15 03:47 PM #4    

Elena Jurgela

I'm so sorry to hear of Joe Ambrose's passing.  Though I didn't really know him, he was obviously a very good and brave man, serving our country and community.  My deepest condolences to his family.


06/09/15 02:48 PM #5    

Donald Megby

Yes Maureen, your Brother Larry, Tom & Joe Ambrose, Bill Mcfadden, Bob Hoage, and the Lyerly Brothers, all hung out together and had a great bond.  Sad as I see my chums passing one by one.  But all good memories, fueled with alot of cheap beer!  RIP Joe!

06/14/15 09:58 PM #6    

Thomas Stecher

     I did not know Joe at BCC.  I knew who he was, through gym class, but we did not associate. Then in the late 1960s, during and after his service in the Marines and the early years of his police career, I did get to know him and saw him often.  However, we did not become close friends, just because of lack of mutual interests, and I think that I last had a real conversation with him in the early 1980s.  My memories of Joe are positive, and I am sorry that he did not have a longer life.

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