Wilbur E. Armstrong

Wilbur ArmstronWilbur E. Armstrong, 86, died July 24th 2016 in Bellevue, WA. He was born October 20th, 1929 in Chambersburg, PA to Jane and Irvin Armstrong. Wilbur was married to his beloved wife, Pat, for sixty-one years until Pat’s passing in 2012. The couple lived in Chambersburg, PA until they retired in Redmond, WA to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Wilbur was a 1947 graduate of Chambersburg High School, and a graduate of the Chambersburg School of Business. He served in the U.S. Army with the 728th Ordinance Maintenance Company, 28th Infantry Division, during the Korean War. Wilbur worked much of his career as an accountant at Garman’s Home Center, and eventually opened his own remodeling business.

Wilbur was very committed to his stewardship to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Marion, PA, serving on the Church Council in various capacities over the years, where his wife Pat was the church organist. Wilbur was an active sportsman in hunting and fishing, and worked many years as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer in the Pennsylvania Game Commission.Wilbur Armstrong

Wilbur is survived by two daughters, Cinda J. Brand of Kirkland, WA and Dawna L. Capps and her husband Mark Capps of Redmond, WA, and three grandchildren, Emily B. Haas and her husband Stephen Haas of Kirkland, WA, Zachary M. Brand of Harpers Ferry, WV, and Taylor R. Capps of Redmond, WA. He also leaves behind a sister, Annabelle Fetterhoff of St. Augustine, FL and a brother, Jerry Armstrong of Chambersburg, PA. Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia L. Armstrong, and their son, Robyn G. Armstrong.

A memorial service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church at a future date.

Wilbur Armstrong

4 Responses to “Wilbur E. Armstrong”

  • Jerry & Debra Armstrong says:

    I miss my brother and my hunting and fishing partner.

  • Trudy Secrest says:

    Uncle Wilbur was a wonderful man with a big heart. He loved his family and his church deeply, and I don’t recall him ever raising his voice. As a child, I looked forward to spending time with Wilbur, Pat, and my cousins. I hope Wilbur is now reunited with Pat and Robyn and watching over us all.

  • Sherry Knowlton says:

    Rock and I will miss Uncle Wilbur. There were so many great times together with the Armstrong family when we were younger. Our sympathies to Cinda and Dawna.

  • Charles Diller says:

    I don’t know how I missed Wilbur’s passing but I did. He helped us in our plumbing business for many years. He was a super nice guy. Please accept my belated condolences. Charles Diller, Chambersburg, PA

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