Charles R. Ambrose Jr., 79, of Louisville, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Baptist Hospital East. He was a retired dispatcher for Smith Transfer, a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Dorothy Newton; daughters, Imogene (Jack) Conlin and Theresa (Ed) Chady; a brother, Chester Ambrose; and grandchildren, Mark, Karen, Chris and Shelly. His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 3926 Poplar Level Rd., with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Embry-Bosse Funeral Home, 2723 Preston Hwy. Memorial gifts may be made to the St. John Center.