302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Susan Ambry

It is a mark of the depth and breadth of one’s life when people know you and love for entirely different things. So it was with Susie Ambry.

Some people knew Susie as a whirling dervish at the many Grateful Dead concerts she attended back in the day. Some people knew her as the longtime proprietress of the Malt Shoppe-the rare woman running a business on Main Street in Newark, Delaware-if they were one of the many employees she mentored or the regulars for whom her shakes, bagels, or sprinkle-topped ice cream cones were a daily gotta haves. Others may have known her as a pre-school and after school teacher.

Practical and disciplined, she was able to balance two sometimes diametrically opposite qualities in her own inimitable way—being deeply spiritual and having a wonderful sense of humor. Her’s was a laugh of the ages.

Susie left this mortal coil after a long battle with cancer. She was wife to Juri Muller and mother to Kat Muller. She is survived by a sister, Karen Miller and several nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents: Edward and Marge Ambry, and a sister, Meg Elmquist.

In lieu of flowers, the family is collecting short stories to help keep Susie’s memory alive.

Funeral Services

Her celebration of life will take place on May 18th. The service will be at White Clay Creek State Park at the Carpenter Recreation Center at 880 New London Road, Newark, DE at 11am. The reception will take place at 1pm at the Blue Crab Restaurant 322 Suburban Drive, Newark, DE.


    Sheila Smith lit a candle and writes,
    I worked at the Malt Shoppe 1981-82. (I also took care of Katie at my house when she was two and 3 years old. A few years later she was a preschool teacher for my son.) I have always had warm memories of her. I remember her easy going and very smart style. She was the best “boss” I ever worked for. Pleasant, helpful, trusting, she smiled and laughed easily, whether she was grating a mountain of carrot salad, deftly making the next pot of desperately needed coffee, wrestling a 5 gallon tub of ice-cream or looking at an endless line of lunch customers backed up out the screen door. I’m so glad to have known her. Heart felt condolences to her family, Sheila
    05/12/2019 04:18 pm

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