Thomas C. Armstrong Jr.
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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.
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Published in Daily Press from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2009.
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February 16, 2009
I saw your Honeybunch's picture... but he was in the wrong section of the Daily Press. Tom was a good humanoid... I'm so sorry for your family loss... Hope U are OK..
Sincerely.... John Knabe
John Knabe
February 12, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Bob and Molly Warthan
February 12, 2009
We're so sorry to hear about Tom's passing and hope all of the wonderful memories you shared comfort you during this difficult time. Know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Robin Malarkey & Anne Butcher
February 11, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure to work with Tom during my QA days.He was such a nice man. You have my deepest sympathy.
Debbie Whitaker
February 11, 2009

I pray God will provide you and your family His strength, peace and comfort during this time of loss.
Jay Anderson
February 11, 2009
Sandy, and the rest of Tommy's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. I still miss seeing him here in the lab even after 15 years.
Bill Vose
February 11, 2009
My sincerest sympathies in the loss of your husband and my prayers for now and in the future.
Vickie Stroud
February 10, 2009
We send our condolences and heartfelt sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug & Pat Smith
February 10, 2009
Dear Bob,
So sorry to read of your brother's passing. I hope that you and your family are all keeping well and enjoying retirement. I've been here in AZ for 22 years and still keep in touch with some of the old gang. I hear from Buck and Burleigh pretty regularly. I used to contact Ruth Miller, but now seems that nobody knows where she moved to. She was in poor health the last time I talked with her. Sincerely, Clem
William Forehand
February 10, 2009
Our sympathy to the family.

John and Pat Meckley
February 10, 2009
Bob and Nancy,

I read about Tom this morning and just want you to be assured of my thoughts and prayers as you live with the pain of this loss. God's blessing on all who loved him in this life and trust he is safe and happy now at home with the Father who loved him into being.

Val McAvoy
February 10, 2009
I am so very sorry for your loss. As we have discussed in the past, this loss will be very hard but you have many friends who love you and will be available for support in the coming days and beyond. I understand the loss of a beloved spouse but I was lucky that I could get mine back but we will do what we can to help you through this time. We love you and you are in our prayers.
John Shepherd
February 10, 2009
I wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless and strengthen you through this difficult time.
Elaine Moseley
February 10, 2009
Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. We pray that God will watch over you and give you His comfort and peace that passes understanding.
Jimmy & Kathleen Morgan/Jones
February 10, 2009
Tom is home now, and watching over you. You will continue to be in my prayers.
Terri Knight
February 10, 2009
Dear Bob and Nancy,

Robert and I are so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. We hope you are both doing well. We extend our deepest condolences.

Debbie (Xiftros) & Robert Ellis
February 10, 2009
To the Armstrong Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May GOD Bless you in this time of need.
John & Becky Hepner
February 10, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Elizabeth Emmett-Smith
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