Keith A. “Walt” Ambrose, 65, of Ashland, passed away early Thursday morning, January 2, 2020 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio.
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Keith was born in Ashland on June 24, 1954 to the Leland R. and Elaine P. (Piper) Ambrose. He had been a resident of Ashland his entire lifetime. He was a graduate of Mapleton High School class of 1972 and had played football, basketball and baseball and following his graduation he attended North Central Technical College.
He had worked for Sarver Paving Company for 16 years before becoming a sales route driver for Nickles Bakery for over 25 years.
He attended the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, was a member of the Teamsters Local 52 and the Ashland Eagles Lodge 2178.
Keith always enjoyed being involved with sports. He had played slow pitch softball, had been a little league baseball coach at Nankin, a member and past president of the Nankin Youth League, a member of the Mapleton Athletic Boosters Club, he enjoyed watching his grand-children’s sporting events. He also enjoyed his 1968 and 1969 Ford Torino’s.
On December 2, 1978 Keith was married to Debra A. Keener who survives him, he is also survived by his children, Amy (Joe) LaCivita and Andy (Kenzie) Ambrose both of Ashland, three grandchildren, Kaleb Ambrose, Ella Banks and Rhett Ambrose, his mother, Elaine Ambrose of Ashland and his brother, Kevin Ambrose of Nankin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leland R. Ambrose.
Funeral services will be held at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:00 noon with Pastor Jake Heskett officiating. Burial will be in the Nankin Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland County Cancer Association, 1011 E. Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting denbowfh.com