Ambrose Berry, 56
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PORTLAND -- On Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, Ambrose Berry, 56, died peacefully at home, with his beloved wife Sandra, family members, friends, and pets by his side.
He was born in Farmington on Dec. 14, 1954. He graduated from Falmouth High School in 1973 and Colgate University, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, in 1977. In 1988, he completed an MBA, marketing concentration, from Bentley College.
For 33 years, he worked in the wood products industry, beginning at Kingfield Wood Products Company as Assistant Manager and later as Director of Marketing and Finance. In November 1984, he joined the H. A. Stiles Company as a Sales Representative, and later was promoted to Vice President, General Manager. On his birthday in 2009, he began Old Saw LLC, a wood products brokerage.
He began as a weekend DJ at WTOS, Skowhegan, and later rekindled his DJ ways at WMPG-with his program called The Listening Post, an eclectic blend of music, with special focus on information, entertainment and education.
Ambrose was a connoisseur of food and wine. An avid Red Sox and Packers fan, he was fortunate to see the Red Sox finally win the World Series, not once, but twice.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed trout fishing, hunting, foraging for mushrooms, and many hikes.
With his wife of 23 years, Sandra Wyman, he created a peaceful rustic retreat at Pine Point.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his mother, Eleanor Berry; his two brothers, George Jr. and wife Wendy, William and wife Lorraine, two sisters, Chris Berry and Melissa Jensen; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, George E. Berry.
Special thanks are extended to Mercy Hospital CCU, and Drs. Brian Keroack, Joe Semmes, and Fred Poulin for their care and compassion.
A celebration of life is planned at Pine Knoll on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 1-4 p.m. Arrangements are by Independent Death Care of Maine, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries page at www.independentdeathcare.com.
In lieu of flowers and cards, please consider making a donation to the Power Up Campaign at WMPG.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 13, 2011