Ambrose Raymond McKenzie

Ambrose Raymond McKenzie

Male 1910 - 2003  (93 years)

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  • Name Ambrose Raymond McKenzie 
    Born 27 Sep 1910  LaVale, Alleghany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Nov 2003  Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • AMBROSE R MCKENZIE

      20031110

      AMBROSE R MCKENZIE CUMBERLAND Ambrose Raymond McKenzie, 93, of Cumberland, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at his residence.

      Born Sept. 27, 1910, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Walter Edward McKenzie and Catherine Elizabeth (Boch) McKenzie. He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Ambrose Mckenzie; one brother, Michael McKenzie; two sisters, Regina Manley and Catherine Kelly; and three great-grandsons.

      Mr. McKenzie was retired with 46 years of service at the Celanese Plant. He had been a Textile Supervisor. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

      Mr.McKenzie was known internationally by the call sign, W3BHE. He became a licensed amateur radio operator in 1931. He learned to speak spanish later in life to help him communicate with Latin America. Mr. McKenzie enjoyed linking families with radio-phone patches throughout the world, especially after natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, made it impossible for Americans here to reach relatives in South America by any other means. He was a member of the Mountain Amateur Radio Operators.

      Survivors include his wife of 59 years,Margaret Ann (Young) McKenzie ; four sons, Michael F. McKenzie, Rawlings, Joseph E. McKenzie, Dunedin, Fla., John P. McKenzie, Cumberland, and Stephen M. McKenzie, Rawlings; two daughters, Mary Ann Emery, Morgantown, W.Va., and Lenore V. McKenzie-Morris, Surfside Beach, S.C.; two brothers, Paul McKenzie, Clarksburg, W.Va., and Leo E. McKenzie, Fulton; three sisters, Margaret Strong, Westernport, Helen Cessna and Bernadette Browning, both of Silver Spring; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

      Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. DeSales Young, OFM, Cap and the Rev. Valentine Young, OFM, Cap, brothers-in-law of Mr. McKenzie, and the Rev. James Kurtz, OFM, Cap, Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, as co-celebrants.

      Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 125 Fayette St., Cumberland, MD 21502.
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      Family links:
      Parents:
      Walter Edward Mckenzie (1882 - 1938)
      Catherine Elizabeth Boch Mckenzie (1888 - 1970)

      Spouse:
      Margaret Ann Young McKenzie (1919 - 2006)

      Children:
      Robert Ambrose McKenzie (1945 - 1974)*

      *Calculated relationship


      Burial:
      Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
      Cumberland
      Allegany County
      Maryland
      GPS (lat/lon): 39.65458, -78.77804

      Created by: Joe Mckenzie
      Record added: Aug 27, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 15529082

      More information:

      HE TALKED TO COL.GABRIEL MACKENZIE AFTER THE BIRTH OF HIS SON JOHN AND BEFORE
      THE BIRTH OF HIS SON STEVE.BETWEEN 1954 AND 1957 BECAUSE STEVE IS NOT LISTED
      ON THE COL.'S RECORD. AMBROSE NEVER TOLD COL GABRIEL MACKENZIE THE AGES OF
      HIS CHILDREN SO COL. MACKENZIE GUESSED THE AGES. THIS INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND
      ON COL. GABRIEL MACKENZIE'S MICROFILM ON PAGE#1293. JOSEPH EDWARD MCKENZIE.

      Cumberland, MD - Ambrose Raymond McKenzie, 93, of Cumberland, died November 8, 2003 at his residence. Born September 27, 1910 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Walter Edward and Catherine (Boch) McKenzie. He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert A. McKenzie; one brother, Michael McKenzie; two sisters, Regina Manley and Catherine Kelly; and three great-grandsons. Mr. McKenzie was retired with 46 years' service from the Cumberland Celanese Plant, where he had been a textiles supervisor. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mr. McKenzie was known internationally by his call sign, W3BHE. He became a licensed amateur radio operator in 1931. He learned to speak Spanish later in life to help him communicate with Latin America. Mr. McKenzie enjoyed linking families with radio-phone patches throughout the world, especially after natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, made it impossible for Americans here to reach relatives in South America by any other means. He was a member of the Mountain Amateur Radio Operators. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Margaret Ann (Young) McKenzie; four sons, Michael F. McKenzie, Rawlings, Joseph E. McKenzie, Dunedin, FL, John P. McKenzie, Cumberland, and Stephen M. McKenzie, Rawlings; two daughters, Mary Ann Emery, Morgantown, WV, and Lenore V. McKenzie-Morris, Surfside Beach, SC; two brothers, Paul McKenzie,Clarksburg, WV, and Leo E. McKenzie, Fulton; three sisters, Margaret Strong, Westernport, Helen Cessna and Bernadette Browning, both of Silver Spring; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St.,Cumberland, on Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 AM, with the Rev. DeSales Young, OFM, Cap and Rev. Valentine Young, OFM, Cap, brothers-in-law of Mr. McKenzie, and Rev.James Kurtz, OFM, Cap, Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, as co-celebrants. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 125 Fayette St., Cumberland, MD 21502. Courtesy of Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
    Person ID I00699  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 

    Father Walter Edward McKenzie,   b. 28 Oct 1882, Cresaptown, Allegany, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1938, Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine Elizabeth Boch,   b. 30 Dec 1888, Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1970, Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Nov 1909  Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Ann Young,   b. 13 Feb 1919,   d. 10 Dec 2006, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1944 
    Children 
     1. John Paul McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     2. Stephen Matthew McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     3. Lenora Virginia McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     4. Robert Ambrose McKenzie,   b. 25 Aug 1945, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1974, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
     5. Michael Francis McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     6. Joseph Edward McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     7. Mary Ann McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F00462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo of Ambrose and Ann McKenzie
    Photo of Ambrose and Ann McKenzie

    Documents
    Letter from Ambrose McKenzie Re His father Walter Edward McKenzie
    Letter from Ambrose McKenzie Re His father Walter Edward McKenzie

    Headstones
    Gravestone of Ambrose Raymond McKenzie (b. 1910)
    Gravestone of Ambrose Raymond McKenzie (b. 1910)
    Burial:
    Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
    Cumberland
    Allegany County
    Maryland, USA


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