Paul Stanton Ambler ’34

Paul Stanton Ambler ’34 died on January 20, 2004, in Worcester, Massachuttes.

Born on July 18, 1912, in Natick, MA, he prepared for college at Natick High School and the Huntington School for Boys in Boston and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended in 1930-31 and in 1932-33. He then joined the family business, Black Diamond Saw & Machine Works, Inc., becoming vice president and then president.

For more than 20 years he was a member of the Natick School Committee, and in 1977 he was the recipient of the Man of the Year Award of the Massachusetts Secondary School Principals Association, given for distinguished service to students in Massachusetts. He served as president of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and as chair of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council for many years. He was also president of the Framingham Kiwanis Club, the Musicians Union, and the Natco Federal Credit Union. In 2002, he was inducted into the Natick High School Wall of Achievement.

He was married in 1936 to Muriel Mitchell, who predeceased him, and is survived by four daughters, Carol A. Wagner of Missouri City, TX, Gail A. Higgins of Bellingham, MA, Susan A. McWain of Madison, CT, and Nancy Dutremble of Biddeford; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.