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Lawrence Preston Ambrose, 80

August 12, 2009

JAN. 16, 1929-AUG. 10, 2009

Lawrence Preston Ambrose, 80, of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 16, 1929, in Beaver Creek, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Emma Elizabeth (Mullenix) Ambrose.

Lawrence was a 1947 graduate of Smithsburg High School and then continued his education at Hagerstown Junior College.

He was a licensed pilot; a member of BPOE 378; a representative for the Maryland Department of Tourism; a charter member of the Beaver Creek Country Club; and past member of the Fountain Head Country Club.

For many years, Lawrence owned and operated a number of automobile dealerships in the Hagerstown area. He later began a second career as a sales engineer in hydraulics and pneumatics.

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He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jean Elizabeth (Adams) Ambrose; a sister, Ethel Needy of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at noon at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 534 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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