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ARMSTRONG, James H. 76, of Naples, Florida, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born December 15, 1943, in Middletown, Ohio, to the late Howard and Jane (Thomas) Armstrong. James retired from Ohio Edison. He also retired as a Lt. Colonel from the Ohio Air National Guard Unit #178 in Springfield. He was a member of Westbrook Country Club for many years where was a Past President. James was also a member of Plum Brook in Sandusky, and The Strand in Naples, Florida. He moved to Florida, four years ago and affectionately referred to it as "Paradise". He was a true gentleman, and a class act, who was loved by all. James is survived his children, Amy (Bill) Newdome of Lexington, Dave (Amy) Armstrong of Huron and Krista Olson, of Seattle, WA; and three grandchildren, David Newdome, Ava Newdome and Summer Armstrong. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Taylor. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Mansfield Cemetery. The Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will present military honors. To adhere to coronavirus protocols, the family asks that everyone attending wear a mask and maintain the proper social distancing guidelines to ensure everyone's safety. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com

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Published in Springfield News Sun on Jul. 26, 2020.
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September 4, 2020
I had the pleasure of cutting Jim's hair for the last year. He was a kind gentle man.
He will be missed.
Sherri siegel
July 27, 2020
Our deepest Sympathy to all of Jim’s friends and family. Jim was a lovely man who we enjoyed knowing here at the Strand. He will be missed by many.
Gayle and Brian Nix
July 26, 2020
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July 25, 2020
We met Jim in 1998 at WCC and a small group of us shared a lot of golf, talks, drinks, more golf, laughs, and a trip to Florida though my fondest memory is that of, "the office chair." He won it in a golf outing and gave it to Courtenay that evening. Six of us spent that night taking turns, sitting in it, and rolling dozens of times down our paved driveway into US Rt 42.... fun times!
Janet Hudson
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