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A. Smith Armstrong, 83

March 07, 2009

A. Smith Armstrong, 83



MAY 7, 1925-MARCH 6, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A. Smith "Smitty" Armstrong, 83, of 538 Cumberland Ave., died Friday, March 6, 2009, at his home.

Born May 7, 1925, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Andrew Smith and Zelda Miller Armstrong.

He was a 1943 graduate of the former St. Thomas (Pa.) High School.

He owned and operated the former Scotland House in Scotland, Pa., until retiring in 1991.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, AMVETS Post 224, Landis-McCleaf Detachment of the Marine Corps League, George Washington Lodge 143 F&AM and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Valley Forest 145.

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He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Miller Armstrong, whom he married Jan. 16, 1947; five children, Stevan M. Armstrong of Brentwood, Tenn., Bonita R. Armstrong of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Barbara J. Pilgrim and Susan E. Post, both of Manassas, Va., and Rebecca J. Armstrong of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Helen Rotz of Chambersburg and Grace Hess of Mercersburg, Pa.; one brother, John Armstrong of Butler, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Armstrong and Lydia A. Ramer; and two brothers, Carl Armstrong and Raymond Armstrong.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. The Rev. Neil O. Hively and the Rev. Tara Magoon will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. Members of George Washington Lodge 143 F&AM will conduct a Masonic service Monday at noon at the church. The family will receive friends Monday immediately following the service until 2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

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