O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Mary H. Ambuske

Mrs. Mary H. Ambuske, 89, of Salamanca, NY, died early Thursday morning, October 25, 2018, at Olean General Hospital following a short illness.

Born September 20, 1929 in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Helen Brennan Kellogg. She was married on October 4, 1958 in Salamanca to Mr. Mark D. Ambuske, who survives.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, cooking, music, and liked to sing. She loved animals and her collection of elephants.

She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, the former Moose Lodge, Elk’s Club, and the Holy Cross Athletic Club.

Surviving besides her husband are: three daughters, Linda Brown, Randolph, NY, Valerie (Howard) Slingerland, Westerlo, NY, Denise O’Brien, Menands, NY; three sons, Glenn Ambuske, Gregory Ambuske, both of Salamanca, NY, Darrell Ambuske, WV; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Julie Brate in 2007 and a sister, Evelyn Brown.

There will be no visitation.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Holy Cross Club on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Salamanca with Father Tom Crane officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY 14779.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to HomeCare & Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Olean General Hospital Floor 2 for all their help and kindness.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.