Theodore (Ted) Armillay

Jan. 11, 2013

Theodore (Ted) Armillay, age 65, of Pittston, passed away Friday evening at home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Joy Angelella Armillay. Wed on August 16, 1975, the couple were married for 37 years.

Born on July 11, 1947, he was a 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.

Prior to his retirement, he served as a beloved educator within the Old Forge School District for over 35 years and remained a member of the Old Forge Retired Teachers.

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 world was his family.

A kind-hearted and generous man who would make a friend with whomever he met, he'll be forever missed by those who love him.

Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin.

He is also survived by his children, son, Michael Armillay, and wife Reena Gambhir of Washington, D.C., and daughter, Megan Armillay, and fiancé A.J. Calabrese of West Chester; his siblings, three brothers, Steve Armillay of Taylor, John Armillay and wife Donna, of Old Forge, and James Armillay and wife Marygrace, of Taylor; his mother-in-law, Magdalene Angelella of Pittston; many nieces and 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.

His family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to both 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.

Blessing Services are scheduled for today at 4 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, to be concelebrated by Msgr. Neil VanLoon, pastor, and the Rev. James Paisley.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects today at the church from 3 p.m. until services.

Interment will be in Old Forge Cemetery.

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.

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Published in Times Leader on Jan. 14, 2013