Russell Armstrong

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Russell Irwin Armstrong, 88 died in Las Vegas Nevada on November, 18, 2013.

He was born Feb. 11, 1925 in Lima, Ohio to Howard and Flossie McClain Armstrong. On Dec. 18, 1947 he married Ann Inarro who survives in Las Vegas Nevada.

Russell was a 1942 graduate of Shawnee High School. He enlisted in the V-12 Navy ROTC College Training Program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. And then was transferred to the University of Kansas in Lawerence Kansas where he received his degree and commission of Ensign in the United States Navy serving in World War 2 as a Lieutenant J.G. After the war he resided in Cleveland, Ohio and worked for Thompson Ramo Woldridge for several years until his transfer to Florida and then he worked for Mosby Publishing until his retirement. After retiring he and his wife moved to Las Vegas to be near their Son and Daughter. He worked at many jobs in and around Las Vegas after his retirement, always wanting to stay active and travel as much as possible with his wife. He was always interested in aviation and held a private pilot license for many years. He liked to learn and enjoyed reading and study. He was a born again Christian, and an active member of the Gideons for many years.

Survivors include a Son, David R. Armstrong of Las Vegas and a Daughter, Barbara A. Armstrong of Las Vegas, a Brother, Richard (Madeleine) Armstrong of Lima, Ohio, and two Grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two Brothers, Harold and his twin Brother Robert E. Armstrong.

A Military Funeral Honors Ceremony will be conducted at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City NV 89005 at 12:40 pm on December 9, 2013.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Nevada State Veterans Home, 100 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City NV 89005.

Published in The Lima News from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2013
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