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Michael Gabriel Ambrose


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Michael Gabriel Ambrose
18 July 1930 - 18 January 2014
Resident of Walnut Creek
Michael, the youngest of twelve children of Cosimo and Brunetta Ambrose, originally of Matera, Italy, was born and raised in Berkeley, graduating from Berkeley High. He served in the Army in the Korean War, and worked in sales at Sears for 42 years. He was a gentle and kind man who loved Christ and his family with his whole heart. He loved to cook, garden, and travel, visiting over 50 countries. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Johnson Ambrose, daughter Becky Nguyen (Loi) Pham, grandson Max James, granddaughters Leah (Larry) Lancaster, Tutram Nguyen (Jimmy) Pham, Tu-Anh Nguyen, and four great-grandchildren, Chris, Larry, Evelynne, Henry Lancaster, as well as his beloved nephew, Steve Sallee, many other nephews and nieces, and brothers Eli, Simeon, David, and sister Lydia Knapp. His daughter Tina Ambrose Harroun predeceased him. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 pm at Walnut Creek Friends Church, 1950 First Ave., Walnut Creek.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Jan. 22, 2014
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