In memory of
Esme Ambos Had long history of community volunteerism Esme (Chester) Ambos of West Windsor, formerly of Westfield and of Tinton Falls, N.J., died Sept. 8, 2019, at the age of 95. Born in Tompkins Cove, N.Y., she earned a bachelor of letters degree from what was then known as the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College). She was a member of the only all-women class to have graduated from Rutgers University School of Journalism and was editor of the N.J.C. newspaper, the Caellian, her senior year and worked for a time for the Grey Advertising agency in New York City after graduation. She was married to the late Lt. Cdr. John F. Ambos, U.S.N.R., for 62 years. As a devoted member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield, she had a long history of volunteerism. Her activities also included serving in many capacities in the Westfield Republican Committee and the Douglass College Alumnae Club of Union County. She was also a member of Atlas Chapter 99 of the Order of The Eastern Star. She taught Sunday school, was a Girl Scout assistant leader and participated with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service . She is survived by her sister, Lillian Frimpter of San Antonio, Texas; her children, Paul Ambos of Highland Park, N.J.; George Ambos of Philadelphia and Jane Ambos Campbell of Plainsboro, N.J., and grandchildren, Leonard Ambos, John Ambos, Elizabeth Ambos, Karen Campbell Rangrez, Victoria Campbell and Carolyn Campbell. Her son, Peter Quinn Ambos, predeceased her. Visitation will be at Gray Funeral Home, 318 East Broad St., Westfield 07090 on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be with her late husband in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Please go to grayfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences.
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