Sgt. Gaspar “El Barbaro” Ambrose, passed away on January 21, 2021, at the age of 79. He was born in Victoria, Texas on November 12, 1941.
Gaspar was a graduate of MHS class of 61. He served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.
Sgt. Ambrose dedicated 35 years of service to the Laredo Police Department. While serving the city of Laredo, he received several recognitions, including officer and detective of the year. Police work was his passion & he truly loved his job.
After retirement, Gaspar & Gloria enjoyed traveling, especially his trips to Las Vegas. Every summer, he would take the grandkids to the beach which became an annual tradition.
When he was not traveling, he spent his days with his friends hanging out at the mall or their monthly coffee gathering with local law enforcement retirees at “El Querreque”. We will all miss his hearty laugh and quick wit.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ambrosio & Clara Ambrose, brother Enrique Ambrose, nephew Jesus E Peña, and his in-laws José & Antonia Vera.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Gloria, his children, Cynthia, Gaspar Jr., Rene & his wife Ruth Chatelain Ambrose. He is also survived by grandchildren: Gwendolyn V. & husband Seth Thamm, Renee Anthony Ambrose, Jennapher Ambrose, Jacob Anthony Ambrose, Kyle Mauldin, Rene Chatelain Ambrose; Siblings: Raquel & Humi Peña, Clarita & Joe De Leon & Rosa Castillo, as well as, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other family members and cherished friends.
Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to his niece, Rosalva Peña, for all her support and guidance during Gaspar’s short illness.
The family will have a private viewing on, Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. A chapel service will begin at 11:00 am. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 59 of Laredo and presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Army.
Live streaming will be available for the funeral service at www.freddickey.com on Saturday, starting at 9:00 am.
Funeral services will be held under the direction of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com