F. Marple Ambler
Jan. 20, 1914 - Sep. 14, 2012
F. Marple ââ€š¬ËÅ“Nip Ambler, 98, long time resident of Cortland, NY, died peaceably September 14, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Barbara, in Concord, CA, where he had resided for the past 6 years. Originally from Langhorne, PA, Nip graduated from Pennsylvania State College and worked a combined total of 38 years for Mack Trucks and Brockway Motor Trucks, having the title of Chief Engineer while at Brockway.
He was married to Dorothy Ambler for over 50 years until her passing in 1992. He and his wife had been members of the Grace Episcopal Church as well as the Cortland Country Club. Nip enjoyed life and his favorite pastimes included golf, bridge, reading and playing games with his family.
He is survived by his sister Rachel Ambler, sons Bill and Tom, daughters Peggy Luna and Barbara Ryan, 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Nip was admired and loved by all and will be missed very much.
Services will be held at 11:00 am, Fri. 21, 2012, at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland NY. Interment will be at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org ), the Alzheimer Association (www.alz.org),or Grace Episcopal Church of Cortland, NY.
My sympathies to you all. My husband, Bob Gros, played golf with Nip many times over the years & we both enjoyed our Friday duplicate bridge & Saturday night 3 table partys for years. What a skilled player he was. Your obituary so accurately stated "he was admired and loved by all". How we missed him when he moved to California. I'll be thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. Esther Gros
Barb and family, May your memories of your father bring you comfort knowing the joy he brought to others. I am glad he spent the last 6 years with you. I hope that you and your family will find peace in knowing that his just rewards await him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Susan Hotchkiss
Whatsoever soothes your spirit, comforts your soul and brings you peace that is what is wished for you at this difficult time. In deepest sympathy from your SSCI Inc. Family Brigitte Akalovsky
Your extended family (3rd cousins) in Langhorne PA send their thoughts and prayers to you. The Meredith Family