|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1927|
|Death: ||Jul. 6, 2009|
Age 81, of Wilmington, DE, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed peacefully away on the 6th, July, 2009, after a short battle with cancer.
Born August 3, 1927 in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Alfred W. Armstrong, Jr. and Eleanor VanVechten Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was an Army veteran of WWII. After that service, he traveled frequently to Europe. While staying in London, he met his future bride, Frances Grahame. She moved back to the United States with Mr. Armstrong and they raised a family of four children. Mr. Armstrong retired from Hercules Inc. as a purchasing agent. This job took him and his family out west before returning home to Wilmington in 1974. Alfred loved books and was a voracious reader of history, biographies, and anything having to do with England or her colonies or the State of Delaware. His encyclopedic knowledge of General European and American history and historical was legendary among his friends. This sharp mind never waned and was evident through the rest of his life. Throughout his life Mr. Armstrong was politically active in the Republican Party.; even running for a Delaware Senate Seat in 1988 but did not win.
Mr. Armstrong was predeceased by his daughters, Jane Armstrong Connelly, and Anne Joslin. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Frances Armstrong, and his children, Alfred W.Armstrong IV and wife Kerry, Fiona Armstrong Lynn and husband John , son-in-law, Ted Joslin, and 3 grandchildren, Evan Connelly, Hannah and Jack Lynn.
The family would like to thank Ted and Rosemary Lassiter, Al Taylor, Joe Lavelle, and John Connelly for the place they held in our father's heart. He will be remembered as a mentor and a source of great support to many in the community.
Words cannot express our gratitude to Delaware Hospice, and Foulk Manor South for their wavering dedication and compassion knew no bounds: we are forever in your debt.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 19, at 1 pm, at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 4201 Washington St. at Lea Boulevard, Wilm. Interment will be in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. Arrangements by MCCRERY FUNERAL HOMES.
To send condolences please visit:
Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery
New Castle County
Created by: Richard Wright
Record added: Jul 07, 2009
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