January 16, 2021
Gertrude “Trudy/Gertie” Ambrose passed away January 16, 2021 in Apex, NC of complications of Alzheimers disease. Gertrude Louise Kizina was born in Winburne, PA to German immigrants. She was one of twelve surviving children. After high school graduation, Trudy was recruited by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and moved to Washington, DC to begin her career. She served under J. Edgar Hoover in the Fingerprint Section for seven years. Trudy married Jim Ambrose in 1949 and they raised two daughters in DC and Maryland. Trudy’s second career was with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) where she spent many years as the sole lost and found person for bus and rail. Trudy and Jim traveled the world together and had a huge social circle called the FUN Club. Trudy loved to entertain and defined, “Hostess with the Mostess”. Jim passed in 2009 and Trudy moved to Cary, North Carolina in 2010 to be near her children. She transferred her membership from her home church, Grace Lutheran Church in LaPlata, MD to Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary NC. She loved her Bible Study friends and church families until dementia no longer allowed her to participate. Trudy is survived by one sister, Marie Figal; daughters, Faith Lough (Peter Otten) and Sharon Ambrose (Bill Brooks); her dear grandchildren, Keith (Beckie) Lough, Kim Lough (Matt Davis), Torrey Brooks (Tuli) Mauga, Helen (Walter) Tenney, and Erin (Neal) Anderson; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Due to the weather forecast, the family has changed the date and time of the funeral service to 11:00 am Monday,February 15, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles Street, La Plata, Maryland 20646. The service will be livestreamed. Livestream link to be added as soon as available. Burial will be at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, time to be announced.
Gertrude “Trudy/Gertie” Ambrose passed away January 16, 2021 in Apex, NC of complications of Alzheimers disease. Gertrude Louise Kizina was born in Winburne, PA to German immigrants. She was one of twelve surviving children. After... View Obituary & Service Information
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