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Alexander "Bud" K Ambrose

June 25, 1926 — May 13, 2024

Bloomington, Maryland

Alexander “Bud” K.  Ambrose

Born June 25, 1926, in Bloomington, Maryland, he was the son of the late St. Cloud and Ida B. Kalbaugh Ambrose. He was also preceded in death by his long-time companion Delores Orndorff and his sister Amanda Ambrose Nichols and husband James R. Nichols Jr.

 Mr. Ambrose attended Piedmont High School from 1941-1944 where he excelled in football and basketball. He got honorable mention in the All State Basketball in 1941 and 1942. In later years he was inducted into the Piedmont Hall of Fame. In 1944 he quit school to enlist in the army and served in the European Theater in France and Germany. He was in Company B, 81st Engineer Combat Battalion. After returning from the army, Alex and Don Moran picked basketball players from Piedmont, Bruce, Keyser, and Central High Schools and they participated in many tournaments in the area as well as tournaments in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. Alex and Don also had a winning streak of 65 games straight in the Cumberland City League that set a record. They were sponsored by Old German Brewery of Cumberland. Don Moran was like a brother to Alex and he and Alex participated in the the Tri-Towns Baseball and Softball teams and won many tournaments. Mr. Ambrose belonged to VFW in McCoole, Victory post 155 in Westernport, Legion Post 52 Piedmont, and St. Peters Catholic Church in Westernport. He was retired from Moran Coal Company. 

Surviving are his niece, Kathy Duckworth and her husband Tom, one Great Nephew, Karl Duckworth and his wife Julie, and one Great Niece, Sonja Belcher, and her husband Michael, and 5 Great, Great nephews. 

At his request, Mr. Ambrose’s body was donated to the Human Gift Registry of West Virginia University, Morgantown. Memorial contributes may be donated to the Divine Mercy Parish- St. Peter Catholic Church, 44 E. Main Street, Frostburg 21532 

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