Paul Joseph Ambrose
AGE: 79 • Milmay
Paul Joseph Ambrose, 79, of Milmay passed away suddenly on March 7, 2014. He was born in Vineland to the late Philip J. and Madeline F. (Fiori) Ambrose where he resided before moving to Milmay in 1957.
Paul was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Vineland class of 1951, where he played for the schools baseball and basketball teams. Paul was the Cumberland County foul shooting champion and was named All Star Basketball player. He served in the United States Army obtaining the rank of Sergeant, nearing the end of the Korean War
One of the founders of Ambrose Mechanical, Paul worked along side of his father and brothers in the family business, and retired in 1998 as president of the company. Paul was a member of the Menanico Gun Club, and a past member of the North Italy Club, and the Milmay Volunteer Fire Company. A member of St. Padre Pio Parish, he also was an avid gardener, fisherman, and hunter; he leaves behind his favorite K9 companion Sam. Paul lived and died a Philadelphia Phillies fan.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sarah "Sally" Ann (Bullock) Ambrose, two sons and their wives; Paul Jr. and Barbara Ambrose, Joseph and Cynthia Ambrose, his grandchildren Rachel, Amanda, Hillary, Dominic, Patrick, and Caitlin. He is also survived by his three brothers, Thomas, John, and Joseph, and one sister, Barbara Orlandini. Paul was predeceased by his son Thomas and brother Philip.
A church visitation will be on held Wednesday, March 12, from 10 to 11am followed by a Mass of Christian burial beginning 11:00 am at Saint Padre Pio Parish - Church Of Our Lady Of Pompeii, 4680 Dante Avenue, Vineland, NJ. Burial of the cremains following the mass, will be in Our Lady Of Pompeii Cemetery, Vineland. Donations if so desired, in memory of Paul may be made to Saint Mary School, 735 Union Road, Vineland, NJ 08360. Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. To send online condolences please visit our website at WWW.RONEFUNERALSERVICE.COM