John Douglas Armstrong
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February 18, 1938
March 5, 2013
John Douglas Armstrong known by friends and families as Doug Armstrong, passed away suddenly at Renown Hospital on March 5, 2013. He has been a longtime resident of Reno, Nevada. He was born in Woodland, CA but grew up in Redding, CA. He attended and graduated from Red Buff and Redding schools. After high school he joined the Air Force where he learned his meteorology. He then worked for NOAA at the National Weather Service in Florida, Alaska, The North Pole, and eventually Reno Nevada as a meteorologist for 39 years in Federal Service. He attended many universities around the country, but was proud to have graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. He specialized in Wave clouds and was an avid forecaster for soaring pilots throughout the world, the U.S. and especially for the soaring pilots in the Minden area of Nevada. Doug enjoyed fishing, playing tennis, golf and bowling.
Doug is survived by his two previous wives, Florence Rotering and Robin Maguire; and his sons, Doug, Mark, Mike, Andrew and Peter. He has left behind 5 granddaughters; Amber, Jessica, Jennifer, Allison and Deni and one grandson, Ross; two brothers, Frank and Mike; his sister, Gloria Robertson; and a few cousins and aunts. He was a proud UNR alumni and loved attending football and baseball games with friends. He will be greatly missed by family and friends and the soaring community. Forever remembered, never forgotten.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar. 10, 2013