Robert "Bob" M. Armstrong, 82, of 241 Thatchers Lane, Youngsville, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 20, 2012, surrounded by his family at his residence. Bob was born in Youngsville on June 15, 1930, a son of the late Dora May (McElwin) and Harry Armstrong. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt. in the Korean War where he was in demolitions, and received the Occupation MED GER and National Defense Service Medal. Bob was retired from his employment with the United States Postal Service in Youngsville, where he was a letter carrier for 28 1/2 years.
He was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Youngsville for over 50 years and had read the Bible 6 times in its entirety, the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Youngsville, the American Legion HalgrenWil cox Post #658 of Youngsville and the VFW in Tidioute. He enjoyed bowling, putting model airplanes together, playing bingo, listening to Country and Gospel music, and camping.
He was the husband of Catherine M. (Reed) Armstrong, whom he married Nov. 26, 1951 in Youngsville at the EUB Church and had celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2011.
He is survived by his wife, and children: Daughter Peggy Jo (Charles "Pete") Dimmick, of Danville, Pa; Son John (Sheryl) E. Armstrong, Sr., of Torpedo, Pa; Son David (Janice) L. Armstrong, of Warren, Pa; Son Richard (Phyllis) E. Armstrong, of Pittsfield, Pa; Sister Martha Shannon, of Youngsville.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Jocelyn Reider, Bobby Dimmick, Danielle Headstrand, Julissa Snell, Katie Armstrong Wolbert, Vanessa Arm strong, Holly Armstrong, John Armstrong, Jr., Zachery Armstrong, Krystina Armstrong, Stevi Arm strong; 6 great grandchildren; 7 stepgrandchildren and 4 stepgreatgrand children, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael S. Armstrong on August 21, 1996, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 24 & 68 pm at McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville.
A funeral and committal service will be held at the EUM Church, Youngsville, Pa., at 11 am on Monday, September 24th, with Rev. Anette Gerber, pastor, officiating. Full Military Honors will follow at a graveside service at Warren County Memorial Park.
The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. Family and friends may order flowers, sign the online guestbook, or send an econdolence at www.mckinneyfuneral. com.