Ambrose Peter Clunan, M.D., 98, of Pennington, passed away on Sunday October 2, 2011 at Stony Brook Assisted Living in Pennington, N.J.
Born in the Prospect Heights Section of Trenton, and formerly of Lower Makefield, PA.where he spent most of his life, Dr. Clunan was a resident of Pennington for the past 6 years.
He was a graduate of Trenton High School, class of 1931, a graduate of Rutgers University, Phi Beta Kappa , class of 1935, and was a graduate with honors of Jefferson Medical School, class of 1939.
Dr. Clunan' who specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology began his internship at Mercer Hospital in Trenton in 1939. It is there he met his wife Dorothy, who was a student nurse at the hospital at the time. He treated many women and delivered thousands of babies throughout the years, retiring in 1989. He served as Medical Director of Mercer Hospital for a period of time.
In September of 1940, he entered into active duty with the United States Army, serving in France during WW2, he was honorably discharged in 1945 with the rank of Lt. Colonel. His decorations include the Bronze Star, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Service Stars.
Dr. Clunan was a life time member of the Trenton Country Club where he spent many hours. He was an avid golfer, beginning at the age of 13, at the Hopewell Valley Golf Club as a caddie and player. From age 71 to 85, he shot his age or better every year. He had numerous Holes in One, and won many tournaments.
Son of the late James W. and Mary Evelyn Payne Clunan, husband of the late Dorothy C. Clunan, and brother of the late Marguerite Clunan Schuster and Mary Clunan Smith, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Candace and Robert Bishop of Pennington, and Diane Yvonne Clunan of New York City, one grandson Robert James Bishop of New Hope, PA., several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many colleagues, patients, and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 935 Parkway Ave. in Ewing. Visit www.murphyfh.com.
Burial will military honors will be held in the Ewing Church Cemetery, Scotch Rd. in Ewing, N.J.
Calling hours will be Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Dr. Clunan requested consideration in a gift to one of the following organizations; the Abraham George Memorial Fund, checks payable to: Abraham George Memorial Fund, C/O Capital Health Foundation 443 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, N.J. 08618 or to the ASPCA 424 East 92nd Street, New York, New York 10128.
Published in Yardley News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20, 2011