David Walter Amberg II

June 18, 1964March 3, 2019

On March 3, 2019, David W. Amberg (54) was released from his long struggle with diabetes and joined his grandparents at the banquet of God. The beloved son of David W. and Antoinette “Chickie” Amberg, David was born in Anchorage, Alaska on June 18, 1964, shortly after the devastating earthquake of 1964. After graduating from George J. Penny High School, East Hartford, David returned to Fairbanks, Alaska where he proudly served in the Air Force. David was a tender soul with a silly sense of humor who enjoyed outdoor adventures, most especially skiing, racing cars and hockey. His love of planes brought him to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Management and to Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford. While working at Pratt and Whitney he was a second generation engineer and received a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His spirit of generosity was showered over his parents, his three sisters, Mercedes McCarthy and her husband, Richard, of Glastonbury, Portia Jean Durbin and her husband, Christopher, of Newton, MA, Lancia Blatchley and her husband, Patrick, of Hamden; many nieces and nephews, Sienna, Cole, Lily, Liam Durbin, Austin, Ian, Colin McCarthy, Malachi and Magdalena Blatchley.

Friends may call at St. Christopher Campus of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford on Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 AM to 11 AM in the church hall, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebration at 11 AM. Burial with military honors will follow at Veteran’s Memorial Field-Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to the New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, Attn: Ron Katz. The D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Calling hours Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

David Walter Amberg II

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Anne Marie Volowski

March 17, 2019

Dear Chickie And Dave:

My prayers and condolences on the passing of your son Dave.

Anne Marie Volowski

Zeke McDaniel

March 16, 2019

Dear Amberg Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences on Dave's passing. We worked together for many years both in EH and Singapore and I will always remember his good nature, advice, and helpfulness. He always spoke of how much his family meant to him. He will be missed.

Best Regards,

Zeke & Janette

Susan Krawczyk Sweat

March 15, 2019

Dear Amberg family,

While it has been many years since we all lived as neighbors and played together on Whitehall Dr., it seems like it was only days ago. We were saddened to hear of the loss of Dave. We know that we cannot take away your pain, but we will be praying for you all and wish you fond memories of Dave and the wonderful life he lived. May God bless you and bring you comfort.
Sue Krawczyk Sweat

Amburgey Family Association David R Smith

March 15, 2019

We offer our prayers, condolences, and love in the loss of David, and may God's Great Comforter of peace and solace be with his family and friends.

Aline and Ron Stocker

March 14, 2019

So sorry to learn of the passing of David. We pray that you have received the same comfort, support and caring that you have given of yourself to so many. We can only be there in spirit on Saturday, but be assured that our thoughts are always with you. With Respect, Aline and Ron Stocker

Michael Krawczyk

March 13, 2019

Although I had lost touch with Dave over the years, I can still recall his spirit and his true friendship. God's blessimg upon Dave and to all his family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kathleen (Rodgers) Bernaiche

March 13, 2019

I’m so very sorry to hear the sad news of Dave’s passing. Much too young! Your family is in my thoughts and I pray you will be comforted by many happy loving memories.

Omelio Figueredo

March 12, 2019

Dear David and Chiqui, We are very sorry and saddened at the same time by the news of your beloved Son passing. Please accept our heart felt, deepest condolences for your loss and rest assured of our prayers for the eternal resting of his soul in the Kingdom of Heaven, where we all, one day, will meet again. We also pray that at this time of sorrow you will experience the Love and Confort of a Heavenly Father who will hold you tightly through it all.

Our love, Omelio and Maria

P Adams

March 12, 2019

To: Portia & Mercedes and family,

My prayer to you and rest of the family at this difficult times, you are in my thought at this difficult times. Peace