JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER 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.