Richard Armiger passed away peacefully with his two children by his side, on Friday December 11th, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina at the age of 83.
The oldest of 5 siblings and born on Easter Sunday in Brooklyn, New York. Richard's generous and playful heart preceded him; and was the lighthouse that guided the way.
Richard was always a patient father, light up brighter than Times Square as a grandfather, dedicated brother and fun-loving uncle. A Navy machinist mate. He'd say he was ""Born in Brooklyn & Raised on the Sea"". The greatest story-teller of all time. Experiencing his Navy stories, allowed you to live vicariously and be entertained by his infectious zest for life.
Began building his career in the United States Navy as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, holding a Gold Seal and earned several other professional engineering licenses.
A Korean war veteran, was genuine and thought of others first. Did what he says and says what he means. Expected the same - do unto others approach, to keep unity.
He also enjoyed sailing his 19 footer Flying Scot competitively on Barnegat Bay with the Shore Acres Yacht Club (S.A.Y.C.).
Predeceased by:Parents, Gordon P. Armiger of Las Vegas, N.V. and Veronica Armiger of Lincoln Park, N.J.; Wife of 57 years Shirley Ann Armiger of Budd Lake, N.J.; Siblings John Armiger of Tonopah, A.Z and Mary Ellen Stanford of Blairstown, N.J.
Survived by: Two siblings, Theresa Badami of Queens, N.Y. and Gordon Armiger of Leland, N.C.
Two children, first born - David Thomas Armiger of Hackettstown, N.J.; Daughter Denise Ann Armiger of Cary, N.C.; Daughter in-law Patricia Armiger of Hackettstown, N.J.; Grandson, Aiden Armiger of Hackettstown, N.J.; 8 nieces and 1 nephew along with their families and all his dear friends.
Memorial service: June 19th at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 17 Mount Olive Road, Budd Lake, N.J. 07828, Time: 10:30 a.m. His ashes will proceed to Pleasant Hill Cemetery escorted via Budd Lake Fire Department.
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Published by The Star-Ledger from Jun. 18 to Jun. 20, 2021.