Frank Armstrong of Sacramento went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2013. He died peacefully in his sleep after battling Parkinson's Disease with grace and dignity for over 10 years.
Frank was born April 5, 1929 in Snoqualmie, WA to Alice and David Armstrong. In 1935, the family moved to Long Beach, CA, where Frank grew up and graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1947. In November of 1947, he enlisted in the US Air Force and spent the next four years at Bolling AFB in Washington, DC. While at Bolling, he began training in Photogrammetry, which became his life's work for the next 40 years, first with the Dept. of Transportation in Columbus, OH for 13 years, then for 27 years with the Dept. of Transportation in Sacramento, from which he retired in 1991.
Frank was a devoted member of Fremont Presbyterian Church for 48 years, singing in the Sanctuary Choir for 35 years. In retirement, Frank and his wife Carolyn traveled extensively in their motorhome, enjoyed long walks, eating at their favorite restaurants, and living every moment to the fullest. He loved people, had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful, generous, caring man who will be deeply missed.
Frank is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carolyn, his three daughters from a previous marriage, Jan Gillingham (David), Nan Dunkley, and Sue Armstrong, his stepdaughter Stephenie Alstrom, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento, CA 95819. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fremont Presbyterian Church with a notation on the check to 'Armstrong Memorial.' Lodi Funeral Home is helping the family with the arrangements.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 17, 2013