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Benjamin C. Ambrose

April 10, 2018

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Benjamin C. Ambrose

April 10, 2018

Benjamin C. Ambrose, Jr., 71, of Wilkes-Barre Township, died Tuesday, April 10, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital following an illness.

A son of the late Ben C. and Agnes Salek Ambrose, he was a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre Township. He graduated in 1964 from St. Nicholas High School in Wilkes-Barre. He attended Wilkes College and served in the United States Army in Germany during the Vietnam War.

He worked for Foster Wheeler Corporation at the Crestwood Industrial Park, Mountaintop, as an inspector; at C.W. Schultz and Son, Wilkes-Barre and at Lord and Taylor, Wilkes-Barre Township.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Wilkes-Barre Township where he served in multiple ministries.  He also served at the Georgetown Settlement Camp, Thornhurst, on numerous committees throughout his life.

He served as chaplain at Wilkes-Barre Township American Legion Post 815. He was a member of the Georgetown Conservation Club and the Georgetown Good Neighborhood Club and he was a coach for the St. Joseph’s Youth Baseball League.

Ben was well known throughout his family and his many friends as proprietor of Ben’s Café and General Store as well as the owner of Poppy’s Work Shop.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Kwochko, with whom he was married for 48 years; daughters, Rebekah Bossola and her husband Neil, of Valencia, Pa.; Molly Ney and her husband, Jeff, Wilkes-Barre Township; Anne Ambrose, Wilkes-Barre Township; two grandchildren, Nathan and Xavier Bossola; a brother, Joseph Andrascavage, Wilkes-Barre Township; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 9:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 am in St. Nicholas Church, 226 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment with military honors will be in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 – 7 pm at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made by visiting Ben’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.