Gerald Ambrogi


(September 4, 2002)

Gerald A. "Jerry" Ambrogi, 62, died Sept. 4 at his home in Cody.

He was born Nov. 14, 1939 in Geneva, Ill., the son of Gerald and Mamie (Conde) Ambrogi.

After graduating from Marmion Academy high school, he joined the Army. During his Army tour of duty from 1957-1961, he served in Korea. After the Army he worked as a heat treat technician for Burgess Norton Manufacturing of Geneva for 20 years.

He married Flo Edwards on June 8, 1974. In 1981 he moved with his family to Cody, where he built a log home and spent his free time doing what he loved, hunting and fishing with his children, grandchildren and friends. He enjoyed working with wood, being outdoors and doing anything with his dog.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 2673 and the Eagles Lodge 818.

Before he lost his battle with cancer he worked at Caleco Foundry of Cody, where he enjoyed working on bronze sculptures and western art by many well known artists.

Survivors include his wife Florence of Cody; children Mike (Jennifer) Ambrogi of Earlville, Ill., Julie Ambrogi of Xenia, Ill., Earl (Gina) Edwards of Cody; grandchildren Tony, Danny, Lucas, Chris, Brittney, Lacy and Nathan; mother Mamie Collins; and sister Rosemary Pitts and family of Geneva.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were held Monday at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody, with internment in Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Spirit Mountain Hospice c/o West Park Hospital, 707 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414.