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Robert L. Ambos

August 29, 1924 — January 15, 2022

Robert L. Ambos

Robert L. “Bob” Ambos, age 97, of Jackson Center, Ohio passed away peacefully Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Otterbein in Cridersville, Ohio.

He was born August 29, 1924, in Montra, Ohio, a son of the late John and Freda (Allenbaugh) Ambos.

On August 30, 1943, Bob married the former Joanna Louise Symonds after returning from Navy boot camp, and she preceded him in death July 11, 2006. In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by his eldest son, Robert L. Ambos II; two sisters, Kathryn Cowan and Lucille Harris and three brothers, Robert Norman (deceased 11 days after birth), Virgil, and Darrell Ambos.

Bob is survived by his youngest son, Acel E. Ambos and his wife Bonnie (Holloway) Ambos; 7 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; a sister, Patty Rickert and a brother, Don Ambos.

Bob was drafted into the United States Navy in 1943 and served in World War II until 1945 and received an honorable discharge. He loved to play his guitar and harmonica at local events in the 80’s to raise funds for the Jackson Center Rescue Squad by participating in GEE HAW at the local school. He also enjoyed his black powder rifles and shooting in competition at Friendship, Indiana. After he and Joanna retired from Airstream, they spent their winters at Ft. Myers Beach, Florida for 20 years. Returning to Ohio full time they enjoyed all their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bob was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Montra, the Jackson Center American Legion, and a life member of VFW Post 8445 in Wapakoneta.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.

Pastor David Sanders will officiate the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Jackson Center.

Burial will follow the funeral service at the Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, Ohio with military rites performed by VFW Post 8445 Wapakoneta.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church 17714 Montra Rd. Jackson Center, Ohio 45334

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & nSanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center is honored to serve the Ambos family.


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Past Services


Thursday, January 20, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford of Jackson Center

214 W Pike St, Jackson Center, OH 45334

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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