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Lawrence R. Ambrogi

Former Frederick County prosecutor Lawrence R. “Larry” Ambrogi died Sept. 22. He was 83.

Born in 1937 in Washington, DC, Mr. Ambrogi received his bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College and his law degree from American University.

He was appointed Frederick County commonwealth’s attorney in 1969 and was first elected in 1971. Mr. Abrogi, who ran as a Republican, was never challenged in the eight elections that followed.

Mr. Ambrogi served as commonwealth’s attorney for 38 years until he retired in 2007, making him the second-longest-serving Virginia commonwealth’s attorney.

Outside of his legal career, Mr. Ambrogi was an active member of the Winchester Moose Lodge and the Masonic Lodge.

He also was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Winchester.

Survivors include his wife, Carole; a daughter, Elaine; a son, Lawrence; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.