Theodore "Ted" Armillay, 65, of Pittston, died Friday evening at home. He is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Joy Angelella Armillay. Wed on Aug. 16, 1975, the couple was married for 37 years.
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Born on 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. Before retirement, he served as a beloved educator in the Old Forge School District for more than 35 years and remained a member of the Old Forge Retired Teachers. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin.
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 family was his world. 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. He passed away surrounded by his family.
His family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to 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.
He is also survived by his children: son, Michael Armillay and wife, Reena Gambhir, Washington, D.C.; daughter, Megan Armillay and fiancé, 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, 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.
Blessing services will be Monday at 4 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, to be concelebrated by Monsignor Neil VanLoon, pastor, and the Rev. James Paisley. Interment, Old Forge Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Monday at the church from 3 until services. 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.
Visit www.KearneyFuner alHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2013