Robert Armstrong

Robert R. Armstrong, My dearest husband Bob died unexpectedly at home just a few days before Christmas. Born in Minnesota, but raised in Ohio, Bob had a fascinating childhood as the youngest of 10 children. His one living sibling, Patricia Quenneville, lives in Michigan. He entered OSU at 16 and left at 18 to join the Air Force where he became a pilot-navigator and flew B52's with SAC. Upon completion of military service he finished his university degree at USF and then attended Stanford Univ. earning an MBA.
Bob's career was in finance. First as CFO of Barclays of California in San Francisco, then CFO of Dalziel Supply Company in San Francisco, and lastly as a personal financial consultant for his own company, Armstrong Consulting Group.
His son Anthony and wife Valerie and our two grandchildren, Noah and Monique, live in Texas and were treasures in his life. He could not have been prouder of them. Between his family and mine he had 34 nieces and nephews, countless great-nieces and nephews and he knew virtually every one of them.
We enjoyed sailing for many years and Bob loved playing golf; he loved sports in general. Over the years he had been a member of the Presidio Golf Club, Merchants Exchange Club, World Trade Club and at the time of his death he was an active member of the Family club and St Francis Yacht Club.
Bob was a voracious reader and had an undying passion for his dogs. During our marriage we had a glorious succession of Irish Wolfhounds and yellow Labs.
Bob moved heaven and earth for me. He was the center of my world. Bob, I will miss your humor, your wisdom, your intelligence, your touch and your love. Until we meet again, goodbye from your adoring wife, Jean.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013