Sonya M. Ambrose


Sonya M. Ambrose of South Bethany, Del., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Mahanoy, Pa., the youngest daughter among the eight children of the late Very Rev. Basil J. Macknik and Mary (Tokay) Macknik.

Ambrose retired from work as an executive secretary at Hercules. She was a loving aunt who always found time for her nieces and nephews when they sought her out, which was often. She was known for her sharp-witted sense of humor and thoughtful, practical advice. Ambrose was always fun to be around and hosted many wonderful parties for family and friends.

In her youth, she was a beautiful and talented Ukrainian folk-dancer. She will be remembered for her love of music, fine gourmet cooking and elegant gardening at her beloved South Bethany beach house, and as her husband’s faithful traveling, boating and fishing companion.

In addition to her parents, Ambrose was preceded in death by her brothers Tom and Ted, and her sisters, Ann, Olaine, Mary and Evelyn.

Ambrose is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Ambrose, of Bethany Beach, Del.; a brother, Basil Macknik of Wilmington, Del.; three nephews, Bob Halstead, Ed Gsell and Mike Marine; a niece, Suzanne Halstead Hoffmann; and three great-nephews, John E. Hoffmann, Tristan Hoffmann and Ryan Gsell.

A funeral service was to be held Aug. 14, 2018, officiated by the Rev. Bruce Miller at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the giver’s favorite charity. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.

 

 

Sonya M. Ambrose

Sonya M. Ambrose of South Bethany, Del., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Mahanoy, Pa., the youngest daughter among the eight children of the late Very Rev. Basil J. Macknik and Mary (Tokay) Macknik.

Ambrose retired from work as an executive secretary at Hercules. She was a loving aunt who always found time for her nieces and nephews when they sought her out, which was often. She was known for her sharp-witted sense of humor and thoughtful, practical advice. Ambrose was always fun to be around and hosted many wonderful parties for family and friends.

In her youth, she was a beautiful and talented Ukrainian folk-dancer. She will be remembered for her love of music, fine gourmet cooking and elegant gardening at her beloved South Bethany beach house, and as her husband’s faithful traveling, boating and fishing companion.

In addition to her parents, Ambrose was preceded in death by her brothers Tom and Ted, and her sisters, Ann, Olaine, Mary and Evelyn.

Ambrose is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Ambrose, of Bethany Beach, Del.; a brother, Basil Macknik of Wilmington, Del.; three nephews, Bob Halstead, Ed Gsell and Mike Marine; a niece, Suzanne Halstead Hoffmann; and three great-nephews, John E. Hoffmann, Tristan Hoffmann and Ryan Gsell.

A funeral service was to be held Aug. 14, 2018, officiated by the Rev. Bruce Miller at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the giver’s favorite charity. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.