AMerican Veteran 13

Richard Ambs

March 26, 1944 ~ July 19, 2022 (age 78)


Richard Ambs began his journey in life on March 26, 1944. He was raised by a beloved aunt and uncle, Clarence and Margaret Harter, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his sister, Jacqueline. 
Richard leaves a wife, Rita, daughter Susan, brother-in-law, Reid (Diane) Fuller, along with many nieces, nephews and honorary daughters. 
He graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1962. He then served four years in the United States Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. 
Richard’s aunt and uncle owned a business that he grew up around. He loved trucks and travel, making a career of it until his retirement. He loved to fly and earned his private pilots  license and commercial rating. His daughter enjoyed many adventures and loved flying with her dad. 
Later in life Richard and Rita purchased a fifth wheel trailer and loved to go camping. He enjoyed meeting new people and talking with them. 
Richard’s journey ended in the early morning of July 19, 2022. He will be greatly missed. 
There will be a luncheon at the Almena United Methodist Church 27503 C.R. 375, Paw Paw, on Friday July 29, 2022, following a graveside service at Glendale Cemetery in Paw Paw at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Len Schoenherr. 
The family request memorial contributions be directed to Almena United Methodist Church or Centrica Care Navigators ( formerly known as Hospice of Southwest Michigan).


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Graveside Service
July 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery

July 29, 2022

12:00 PM
Almena United Methodist Church
27503 C.R. 375
Paw Paw, MI 49079


Almena United Methodist Church
27503 C.R. 375, Paw Paw MI 49079
Tel: 1-269-668-2811

Centrica Care Navigators
7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 1-269-345-0273

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