Armstrong, Sara B. LATHAM Sara B. Armstrong, 75, of Latham, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital after a four-month fight against cancer. Sara was born March 3, 1937 in Lancaster, Mo., to the late William F. and Sydney E. Bunch. Much of her childhood was spent in Keokuk, Iowa where she received top honors at Keokuk High School and played the violin in community orchestras. College study was done at the University of Iowa where she worked with Dr. Van Allen and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, culminating in a master of science in physics. Sara worked for more than nine years at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Schenectady. She contributed material for a chapter in the Naval Reactors Physics Handbook. She was cofounder and vice president of Capital Technology Corporation. Some projects there involved the writing of software for operation of automated electron beam instruments, software for video game controllers and code for gathering and reporting election results. A lifelong runner, she always loved working out and enjoyed being in nature. She loved planning and growing her flower garden and going to all the flower shows in New England. She enjoyed working and volunteering at the Pruyn House in Latham and the Town of Colonie Historical Society. She also enjoyed visiting her children and spending time with her family. She was a beautiful woman, so sweet to everyone and always the calm one in any situation. Sara is survived by her husband, Albert L. Armstrong Jr.; her son, Mark A. Armstrong (Jennie) of Portland, Ore., and their son, Charles; daughter, Lynn E. Armstrong (Nicolae) of Tiburon, Calif.; and also brother, William F. Bunch Jr. (Ruth) of Woodbury, Minn. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Funeral services will be celebrated on Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation. Interment will take place in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands. In memory of Sara, donations may be made to the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie, P.O. Box 1254, Latham, NY 12110, or to the Friends of Pruyn House pruynhouse.org or the same address above. For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family, please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2013