Leland R. Ambrose, 88, of Ashland, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at his residence.
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He was born in Ashland on April 25, 1930 to the late George and Rhea (Hoover) Ambrose. He was a resident of the Ashland area all his life. He was a graduate of Ashland High School class of 1949.
He served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
After his service in the army he returned to Ashland and found various jobs in the area before being hired by the Sarver Paving Company. Leland became the asphalt mixer and eventually plant manager and worked with the company for 37 years before retiring in 1992. Following his retirement from Sarver’s, he served as an Orange Township Trustee for 10 years.
He attended the Nankin Community Church and was a member of the Harry Higgins Post #88 of the American Legion, the Penn-Ohio Model A Club and the Operating Engineers Local 18.
On March 2, 1951 he was married to Elaine P. Piper and the couple celebrated 68 years of marriage this past March. He is survived by his wife Elaine, sons, Keith (Debbie) Ambrose and Kevin (Cathy) Ambrose both of Nankin, two grandchildren, Amy (Joe) LaCivita and Andy (Kenzie) Ambrose and three great grandchildren, Kaleb Ambrose, Rhett Ambrose and Ella Banks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marjorie Wenrick and four brothers, Daniel, Kenneth, Harold and Richard.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with Pastor Jake Heskett officiating. Burial will be in the Nankin Cemetery with the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard providing military honors. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Harry Higgins Post #88 of the American Legion, 1338 Claremont Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting denbowfh.com