YORKTOWN - Thomas C. Armstrong Jr., passed away Feb.. 8, 2009 at Mary Immaculate Hospital, from complications of a long illness.
Mr. Armstrong was born Oct. 3, 1929 to the late Thomas C. Armstrong Sr. and Viola Margaret Hooper Armstrong.
He graduated from Newport News High School in 1948. He also graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1954, where he was class president for all four years. Tom served in the United States Army in Korea and on Nov. 30, 1993, retired from Newport News Shipbuilding, as manager of paint chemistry. He held two patents, one patent for concrete and the second for coating steel piping. Tom and his wife attend Grace Episcopal Church, in Yorktown.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra B. Armstrong; two brothers, Robert and his wife, Nancy of Newport News, and Larry and his wife, Susan of Annapolis, Md.; many nieces and nephews; and his two faithful pets, Scooter and Lily.
The family would especially like to thank the ICU staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital, for their excellent care and comfort, as well as Dr. John L. Marshall and Dr. John N. Livingstone II.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, with burial to follow in the church cemetery with the Rev. Carleton B. Bakkum officiating.
Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 123, Yorktown, VA 23690 or the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.