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  • "I extend my deepest sympathy. May the Almighty God & Jesus..."
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AMBROSI Dr. ANTHONY CHARLES AMBROSI 1934 - 2014 Passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Beloved husband of Rose Margaret Ambrosi "Dada"; loving father of Anthony Ambrosi (Traci), John Ambrosi (Jackie), Beth Reeser (Marc) and Steve Ambrosi; cherished grandfather of Nicole, Anthony III, Angela, Samantha, Jennifer, Christen, Kyle, Victoria, Stephen II and Helen; adored great grandfather of Bella, Gianni, Dominic and Michael; loved brother of Grace Viqueira and Dominic Ambrosi (Dale); and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dr. Anthony "Tony" Ambrosi was a person who loved people and loved life, and it showed in all he did. With joy, he devoted his life to his family, his dental practice, golf and friends - and everyone he met became his friend. Tony was born and raised in NE Washington, DC, near Union Station. He was a graduate of Gonzaga High School, Georgetown University and Georgetown University Dental School. Tony served in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Norfolk, VA. Tony married Rose Margaret "Dada" Sorrell, from Birmingham, AL in 1960. They raised their family in the Silver Spring area, where Tony had a dental practice on Jackson Road then New Hampshire Ave. for over forty years. Dada ran the dental office for many years, where every patient was special and every dental visit was a personal visit too. Tony and Dada's four children, Anthony, John, Beth and Steve were the light of his life. He was involved with all their sports and activities; proud of the red cards they received in soccer and proud of the hand-rolled pasta they made together for holidays. As a youngster, Tony spent time with his grandparents at Woodland Beach, MD where he discovered boating and sailing. He owned sailboats later in life and a few motorized "stinkpots'. He and Dada enjoyed being near the water and spent time in homes in Ocean City, Kent Island and Cambridge, naming each one "Casa Bella" (beautiful home) where family enjoyed boating and Crab Feasts. Tony was a sports fan and an avid golfer. He traveled with a foursome for decades to golf courses all over the US and abroad. In Scotland, Tony made a hole-in-one. In 2005, Tony & Dada moved to Hagerstown, MD where they restored an old stone house; big enough to continue family gatherings and Christmas traditions with four children, 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Tony was active in the community. He was a Greeter at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts where he made friends with everyone who came in the door. Tony was devoted to his parents, Anthony and Ruth Ambrosi, looking after them with great dedication in their later years. Tony was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011. As his health declined he was cared for at Coffman's Nursing Home where he was known as "Doc". He made many special friends there. Friends may call at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904 on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson Disease Foundation ( Please sign and view the family guestbook at

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Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 28, 2014
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