Charles “Charlie” D’Ambrosio, Jr., 77, of Coopersburg passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Emeritus Assistant Living, Allentown. Charlie was born in Philadelphia on January 23, 1937. He was the son of the late Charles Sr. and Wanda (Wilk) D’Ambrosio. He was the youngest of 3 children. Married for 46 years, he was predeceased by his wife Edna “Edie” (Leukulic) D’Ambrosio. Charlie graduated from Germantown High School in 1955. He then enlisted in the US Navy and honorably served our country for 8 years. Charlie attended night school at Temple University and graduated with a degree in Business Management. He was a supervisor at Mack Trucks of Macungie for 25 years before retiring. After he retired he worked at Kelly Car and Truck Center in Emmaus. Charlie was heavily involved in youth sports in the Southern Lehigh School district coaching youth football, baseball and wrestling. He was also a personal trainer to many kids in the area. He was a 34 year member of the Coopersburg Masonic Lodge #469. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Limeport. Charlie was a very devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Survivors: Son, Charlie, husband of Amanda D’Ambrosio of Coopersburg; Daughters, Gina Marie, wife of Paul Day of Forest Hill, MD, Lisa Marie, wife of David A. Ronca of Bethlehem; Sister, Gloria Pote, wife of Thomas Pote of Philadelphia. He was predeceased by his sister, Carol Sherwin; Grandchildren , Michael, Emalee, Austin, Madison, Parker, Ciro, Olivia, Julia, David Michael, Matthew, Nina, and Lucia. He will be lovingly remembered by them as "Poppy". Services: A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am Thursday, March 20, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 5050 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, where family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30am. The burial with military honors will follow the Mass at the church cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers contributions may me made Charlie's name to the American Stroke Assoc. PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693. Charlie's arrangements have been entrusted to Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill. Online condolences: www.cantelmifuneralhome.com
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