Armstrong, Richard

Richard D. Armstrong, 82, of Fayette,  Ohio, died Oct. 13, 2020, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born on May 22, 1938, in Wauseon, to Raymond and Ada (Roney) Armstrong. In December 1977, he married Geneva F. Waldfogel, and she preceded him in death Jan. 17, 2020.

Richard proudly served his country in the United States Navy for many years, retiring in 1977.  He owned and operated Dick Armstrong Refrigeration in Fayette, worked maintenance at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, and was a part-time rural mail carrier.

Richard was a member and past commander of the Morenci American Legion Post 368, a member of the 40&8 Voiture du Lenawee, Pheasants Forever, and a life member of the Morenci Sportsman’s Club. He loved to collect and shoot guns—especially trap shooting—bowl, snowmobile, fish, hunt, and roller skate at Mann’s Corners in Ohio.  Perhaps his most favorite past time was being with his family.

Richard is survived by two sons, Sean Armstrong and Rey (and Angela) Armstrong; a daughter, Micky Jo (and Martin) Braddy; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Private funeral services are planned at noon Friday, Oct. 23, at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci, with public burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Past Legion Chaplain Richie Oulette will officiate. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, only a limited number of individuals will be allowed in the chapel at a time and masks are required.

Memorial contributions are suggested  to Pheasant Forever or the 40/8 Nurse’s Program.