Beloved son of Benjamin L. & Rachael D. Amber and beloved brother of Troy L. (Carole) Amber & Jacob E. Amber, passed way June 6, 2012, at the age of 26. Al was born April 30, 1986, in Lansing, Michigan.

As an accomplished world traveler, Al was passionate about healing the world and was looking forward to an advanced degree and career in peace education and sustainability. Al taught English to students at Assumption University of Thailand until December, 2011 and received his Gran Diplome De Cuisine/Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu (Paris) culinary school in 2009. He graduated from DePaul University in 2008 and East Lansing High School in 2004.

Al loved music and in his spare time taught himself to play classical piano, with a particular passion for Chopin. Al was a caring brother, son, uncle and a dear friend to many. He was kind, generous and reserved. He will be missed by more people than he could imagine.

We love you Al, we’ll miss you forever and hope you’ve found Peace.

Funeral services for Alexander Ryan Amber will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel (325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing). Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery (1709 E. Mount Hope Ave, Lansing). After the burial service, the Amber family welcomes family and friends to their home until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions (in lieu of flowers) may be made to OXFAM America (to help end world hunger).

All contributions should be made In Memory of Alexander Ryan Amber via:

INTERNET – Visit – Hover over “Donate” in the top right corner. While hovering, select “Make a Tribute Gift” from the drop down selections and then follow the instructions.

PHONE – 800.776.9326.

POST – Oxfam America, 226 Causeway St., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02114.

Updated information and online condolences may be left for the family at

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33 Messages to “Alexander “Al” Ryan Amber”

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    Carol Ellstein Says:

    Dear Ben and Rachel – I just heard about Al’s death. No words are sufficient, so just know that my heart goes out to all of you.

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    Doug Goldberg Says:

    Hello Rachel & Ben, I just saw it in the jewish news last night. My deepest sympathy to you. I can realate with that i lost my brother at age 27 Ben & my brother Marshall Goldberg were friends &we all went to Temple Israel together. Again my deepest sympathy & to Bens sisters also i know one name for sure is Rhonda(i think) please give a call i would like to say hi. 248 7737306 Doug my email is

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    Jan and Larry Rosen Says:

    Dear Rachel and Ben,
    We were so very saddened to hear about Al’s passing. OUr thoughts are with you, and we hope that you can find some peace in knowing what a fine young man Al was and how much he was loved by his friends and family.

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