John W. Amberg, 81, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at his residence in Arvada, Colo.
Originally from Quincy and a son of Rose and Ernie Amberg, he graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1949. He attended Gem City Business College prior to enlisting in the U.S. Air Force
in 1951. He was stationed in Korea. He left the service in 1955, attending the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign and was the first of his family to earn a baccalaureate degree in 1959; John's was in accounting.
He began working as an accountant with Price Waterhouse in New York, N.Y., where he met his future wife, Sue Ann Rapp. They were married in February of 1960 and their first child, Mary Sue, was born in November of that year. He earned his CPA in 1961 and they had three more children, John W. "Jack" Amberg II in 1962, Kathryn Rose in 1964 and Barbara Ann in 1969. The family moved to Lakewood, Colo., in 1973 where he was the comptroller and CFO for a moving company. He moved onto real estate, gaining his commercial real estate license in 1988.
John had five grandchildren, Bridget Marie, Andrew John, Margaret Ann, Theresa Marie and Michael John. He is survived by his children and grandchildren and also his sister, Jo McPherson of Quincy, and Earnest C. Amberg of St. Louis.
SERVICES: He was interned at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo., on June 9, 2013.
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