Ambrose J. Mares
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May 18, 1928 – July 30, 2014On Wednesday morning Ambrose died peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital after many hard fought battles with pneumonia. He was surrounded faithfully by his wife Anita Mares, his children, grandchildren, Pastor and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Adelaido and Baleria Mares, his four brothers Lencho, Eddie, Pete and Daniel his children, Daniel, Bobby, Kathy and David and his grandson Danny. May he be reunited in eternity with them. He is survived by his devoted wife, Anita, his children Mary Lou Johnson (Allan), Ambrose (Fabbie),) Eloy (Ramona), Gloria (Hector), Tony (Lupe), Ronnie and Monica, his beloved sister Nora Maestas (Marcos) and leaves behind a legacy of 53 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren in California, Texas and Australia. He also loved his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed many fun times with them.
Although Ambrose was born in Texas, he grew up in Tucumcari New Mexico. He served in the Army and in the early 1950's he moved his family to San Francisco. He worked as a welder for over 40 years, including 15 years doing safety management at Happy Hall School. He excelled as a musician, mechanic and had a flair for inventing clever items. Ambrose was a passionate fan of both the SF 49ers and the SF Giants. His Pastor Ray and church family led him through months of weekly bible studies and he came to know the Lord with such love and boldness leaving this life with honor and peace.
Friends may visit Sunday August 3rd from 4-9pm and are invited to attend the Funeral Service Monday August 4th at 11am all at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.
Duggan's Serra Mortuary
500 Westlake Avenue Daly City, CA 94014
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 2, 2014