ARMSTRONG - John P. "Jack" Of Albany, Thompson's Lake and Cocoa Florida. Dr. John P. Armstrong, 90, died peacefully on April 3, 2013 at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany, New York. Dr. Armstrong was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He was the son of the late Mildred and Louis Morton Armstrong. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps 4th Division during World War II where he saw action in the battles of Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur and Iwo Jima. After honorable discharge, he graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education. He then attended the University of Illinois (Champagne-Urbana) to continue his studies in advanced research in education. Dr. Armstrong earned his PhD in research and administration at the University of Ottawa, Canada. In 1955, Dr. Armstrong joined the New York State Education Department as an Associate in the Special Education Department in Albany, NY until his retirement in 1981. He is survived by his wife Clara and his two children; John C. Armstrong (Ann) of Mims, Florida and Dr. Kathleen Armstrong-Bernhard (John) of Glen Lake, NY. Dr. John Armstrong will be remembered at a Memorial Mass on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11 AM at the eleventh floor chapel at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There will be no calling hours. Interment with full military honors will be held in Buffalo, NY at the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice at the Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 would be appreciated. The family members would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the medical/support staff at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center and Reverend Joseph Grasso. To leave a message of condolence for the family or a send sympathy card please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com
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Published in the Buffalo News on Apr. 5, 2013