Theodore (Ted) Armillay, 65, of Pittston passed away Friday evening, Jan 11, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Joy Angelella Armillay. Wed Aug. 16, 1975, the couple was married for 37 years.
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Born July 11, 1947, son of the late Fulvio James and Elizabeth Holland Armillay, Ted was a 1965 graduate of Old Forge High School, where he excelled in football and baseball before earning his bachelor's degree in education from East Stroudsburg University. Prior to his retirement, he served as a beloved educator within the Old Forge School District for more than 35 years and remained a member of the Old Forge Retired Teachers.
An avid sports fan, he excelled in tennis and had a love for golf while rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions, Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. A superb cook who also enjoyed photography, he was a model railroad train enthusiast. His world was his family. A kind-hearted and generous man who would make a friend with whoever he met, he'll be forever missed by those who love him.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin.
He is also survived by his children, son, Michael Armillay and wife, Reena Gambhir; Washington, D.C.; and daughter, Megan Armillay and fiance, A.J. Calabrese, West Chester; his siblings, three brothers, Steve Armillay, Taylor; John Armillay and wife, Donna, Old Forge; and James Armillay and wife, Marygrace, Taylor; his mother-in-law, Magdalene Angelella, Pittston; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, extended family; and his dog and sidekick, Stella.
He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Philip Angelella.
His family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to both Ted's caregiver, Nataliya Volynets, and to the staff of Erwine Home Health and Hospice for all the love and care given to Ted throughout his illness.
Blessing services are scheduled at 4 p.m. Monday at St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, to be concelebrated by Monsignor Neil VanLoon, pastor, and the Rev. James Paisley. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 3 p.m. until services Monday at the church. Interment will be in Old Forge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ted Armillay Charitable Foundation.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.
Please visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
Published in Citizens' Voice from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2013