In Memory

Florence (Flo) D'Ambrosio

Florence Maria D'Ambrosio

Florence "Auntie Showie" passed away May 13, 2017. She was a graduate of Highline High school and Western Washington University. She was director of worldwide treasury for Panasonic Avionics Corporation. After retirement, she became a self-taught gemologist, with an eye for quality stones. She is preceded in death by her father Joseph and sister-in-law Mary. Survived by her mother, Maria, sisters Luann (Rob) and Carol (John), brothers, Jerry (Mary Anne), Joe, John (Brendan) and Anthony. Nieces and nephews Tami, Derek (Angela), Jason (Kenzie), Jeff (Megan), Patrick (Kelly), Julia, Maria, Lukas, Regan, Dominick and 11 great nieces and nephews and four godchildren.

Rosary is Monday, May 29th at Yarington's in White Center at 5pm
Funeral Mass at St Francis of Assisi in Burien, on Tuesday, May 30th at 10:30am. 

Florence was the recipient of a kidney transplant donated by her brother-in-law John Nagle. Consider organ donation by registering with Dept. of Motor Vehicles. Donations to NW Hope and Healing.

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05/22/17 06:45 AM #1    

Rob Balzarini

Saddened to hear of the passing of Flo D'Ambrosio.  Always remember Florence as a person with a huge heart and smile to match. God Bless the D'Ambrosio family. So I won't be in town (currently in AZ) to attend the services, but my heart and prayers are with you all. 

05/22/17 09:51 AM #2    

Gail Smith (Early)

Oh, sorry to hear about Flo. I remember her fondly from Sunset Junior High.

05/22/17 05:43 PM #3    

Doug Peters

It is hard to read about Flo passing. Having gone through almost all of my 12 years of school in Highline district and having her in classes, just reminds me how short life real is! I never saw her again after graduation, but I knew one thing about her - she was one smart person with big heart! Can't remember how many times I couldn't understand something in class and asked Flo, she had a way of explaining the subject better then the teachers!  My you rest in peace Flo "D"  



05/23/17 06:07 AM #4    

Brad Running

I'm saddened to hear of Flo's passing. She and I attended school together since the second grade. She always had a huge smile and a kind word about everyone. She will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with her and the entire D'Ambrosio family.

05/23/17 04:16 PM #5    

Joe Baisch

Flo....  You may or may not know that in 1966 the Highline School District paid off Camp Waskowitz.  The Camp was actually owned by the Highline High School Studenty Body.  In the 1950s the faculty  and students spent several years raising money to build Momorial Stadium.  During that period of time a School District could not own property outside it's district boundries.  When the Camp was offered for sale, the district came to the HHS Student Body and offered to build the Stadium Complex if WE bought the Camp. Several of our teachers, still teaching in 1966, worked their tail off on this project had a "vision" of not only a Stadium but also a Pool!

Flo organized an evening at her home for a few of her classmates.  We attempted to build a strategy to affect our teachers vision.  They wanted a POOL!  Well... we didn't get the pool...  But I gained a whole lot of respect for Florence...   From a great Family who contributed a lot to Highline High School.  Joe Baisch,  Brinnon, Wa


05/24/17 06:02 AM #6    

Pamela Parkinson

A kind and gentle heart who will be greatly missed.

05/24/17 09:20 AM #7    

Patty Yellam (Barber)

I was so sad to hear of Florence's passing.  Her Italian family and mine go way back.  She was the oldest of seven children.  Although we went to different elementary schools, we received First Communion and Confirmation together at St. Francis.  We always had our pictures taken together.  The last I saw her was at a family wedding a couple years ago.  She looked great and was doing well.  We chatted for quite a while.  I  encouraged her to come to our reunion but she didn't make it.  She was so intelligent, kind, and a rock in her family.  She lived with her mother right till the end.  She will be so missed.  RIP old friend!  Patty Yellam Barber

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