Richard “Rick/Army” Wesley Armstrong

January 4, 1949 - May 7, 2024
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Richard Wesley Armstrong, age 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. He was born on January 4, 1949, in Wilmington, DE. He was the beloved son of the late Walter Wesley Armstrong and Naomi Mae (Goodballet) Armstrong. Rick had fond memories of visiting Paudash Lake in Ontario, Canada on vacation with his familyContinue Reading

Jeff Young left a message on July 14, 2024:
Army as I knew him was very much a brother to many of us University of Delaware classmates. We were actually Fraternity brothers and his kindness and joyful spirit brought so much fun to our lives as we ventured through our college days together. Army was the center of all joy and fun that we all experienced in our everyday life at U of Delaware. Thank you dear Army for your friendship and loyalty. You are and were such a special friend for so many of us lucky brothers. Sending deepest condolences to Donna and all family members and loved ones. Jeff and Beth Young ATO brother University of Delaware
john henneman left a message on June 26, 2024:
i am so saddened to have learned of rick's death i was a millwork rep to rick for many years..our business relationship was slow in developing but eventually brosius eliason became a great customer.. much more rewarding was the friendship we developed with our common interest in an orioles fan and rick all philly..had the pleasure of a game with his family many years ago at camden yards to donna,nick and chris i can tell you he quite simply was the nicest,classiest person id ever dealt with in 40 years covering the mid atlantic so sad for your loss of this truly great man
Charles L Bowen left a message on May 17, 2024:
Sorry to hear about Rick he was my boss from 25 years the best boss I ever had .Prayers to Donna and Nick and Chris .Rest in Pease buddy you are going to be missed Love Charlie Bowen
david left a message on May 16, 2024:
Rick was the brother I never had. and was always there when I needed him. Caring and friendly to all. A one a million kind of guy. who will remain in my heart forever. David Pearl
Joan Swanson left a message on May 15, 2024:
A life without Army seems too hard to imagine. Knowing Army since our junior year in college gave us a 55 year friendship and a lifetime of memories. I will cherish each and every one of these memories. My deepest love and support to Donna, and the entire Armstrong family.
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Richard Baird left a message on May 15, 2024:
He will be missed by all😥
Terry Carawan left a message on May 14, 2024:
My deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with the family at this time.
Natisha Zevnick left a message on May 13, 2024:
In memory of Richard “Rick/Army” Wesley Armstrong, Natisha Zevnick lit a candle
Alice Brown left a message on May 13, 2024:
Donna, Nick, Chris and famy: I am so very sorry to see that Rick passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ed Crumlish left a message on May 12, 2024:
Rick and I were friends at Dickinson H.S. When we were sophomores in 1964, he sat in front of me in World History. One Monday afternoon before class started, I was telling him a story about something that transpired over the weekend. There was a bully sitting in the next row who continued to interject himself into our conversation, and words were exchanged. I tried to ignore the individual and continue talking to Rick, but by now the bully was growing more aggressive with his language. After his final threatening comment about wanting to fight me after school, I responded "Don't let fear stop you". The entire class, including the teacher were laughing. Rick was doubled over. We lost touch with each other after our junior year, due to the new attendance boundaries. In the fall of 1966, half of the former Dickinson students became McKean Highlanders. I only saw Rick one time after graduation. It was in 1971 and I was coming down the escalator at Sears in the Prices Corner Shopping Center, and Rick was on the ground floor about 50 feet away. As I was still half way down the escalator, I hear him yell out "Ed Crumlish, don't let fear stop you". When I got to the bottom of the escalator, we greeted each other, had a good laugh and did some catching up kind of stuff. It never occurred to me, that it would be the last time I ever saw him. We were high school friends, and I have often thought about that time in Sears. I regret that I didn't get the chance to know him as a man.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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