James M. Ambuske Sr., 86

FULTON, NY – James M. Ambuske Sr., 86, of Fulton, died on Thursday May 23, 2013, at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

He was born in Salamanca, NY, to the late Frank and Helen (Bielfelt) Ambuske.

Mr. Ambuske had been a resident of Fulton for 65 years.

He was past employed with North End Paper Mill, Fulton, and he retired after 36 years of employment with CCA/Jefferson Smurfit, Fulton, where he also served as president of the Union Local #520.

Mr. Ambuske was a life member of the Fulton Polish Home.

He was predeceased by six siblings: Fred (Margie) Ambuske, Frank (Harriet) Ambuske, Dolores (Jim) Hill, Barbara (Huey) Newark, Anna (Dick) Guard and Betty (David) Griffin; and son-in-law Bernard Scout.

Mr. Ambuske is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alberta Weske Ambuske of Fulton; six children: Regina Scout of Fulton, James (Joyce) Ambuske Jr. of Fulton, Helen (Mike) Speck of Fulton, Colleen Ambuske of Fulton, Michael (Amy) Ambuske of Fulton and  Karen (Bill) Fisher of Fulton; two brothers: Mark (Mary) Ambuske of Salamanca, NY, and Phillip (Joyce) Ambuske of Salamanca, NY; six grandchildren: Amanda (Randy Lyttle) Scout, Brian Ambuske, Priscilla Ambuske, Josh (Ashley Sizemore) Speck,  Max Ambuske and Megan (Bryant) Acquaro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

The family has requested that donations may be made to St. Mary’s School of the Deaf, 2253 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214.

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  1. Hi Ambuske Family,

    So very sorry to hear about Uncle Jim’s passing- I know the last few months have been very challanging for all of you so my thoughts and prayers go out to you all during the next few days- From experience I can tell you that having your family near by is the best -Uncle Jim will always be to me, my Uncle that made me laugh- and someone who always seemed so cheerful and upbeat- I am sure he is telling stories up in heaven, and making my dad laugh…I will always remember his dive bombs into the pool in the summer, and letting me believe in Santa for a few years longer….:)

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