John A. Armstrong

March 24, 1935 ‒ July 11, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  John A. Armstrong, age 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday July 11, 2017 at his residence.

John was born March 24, 1935 in Camden, Ohio to Archie and Elizabeth Armstrong.

He worked over 40 years at the local General Motors Plant before retiring to his beloved farm.

John, who enjoyed helping others, was a 53 year proud member of Snow Trails Ski Patrol serving since 1964.  He also volunteered his time working for Habitat for Humanity.

John loved his family and his farm above all.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma (Wysong) Armstrong; children Cindy and Doug Moody, John and Susie Armstrong, Pam and Tim Sweet, and Tim and Missy Armstrong; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; his brother and sister-in-law Archie and Phyllis Armstrong; his dog Rosie and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Duane Armstrong, great grandson Zac Anderson, and a sister Joanne Bowman.

If wealth is measured by the amount of friends and family your life has touched, John died a very rich man.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity may be made through the funeral home.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Armstrong family and expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • My deepest sympathy to the family and friends during this difficult time. May you draw strength and courage from the “God of all comfort” to help you cope with your loss.(2Corinthians 1:3,4)

  • Norma,
    Soo sorry to hear this. You both have been such good friends to my family. Keep his great spirit alive by always remembering all the good he gave. We are sending prayers to you and all of your family. John was a great guy.

    ~ Maurice King III

  • One of the best men I have ever know! So fortunate that our paths crossed in this life!

  • I am so sorry to learn of the passing of this wonderful, gentle man. I feel privileged to have known his compassion, wisdom and sense of peace and contentment in this life. I will miss him at Snow Trails ski resort. Hopefully heaven has chips and dip for him!

  • John was a good friend the 12 years we were in school at Camden , Many good memories from that time .

  • My heart goes out to all of you. John was a dear,dear friend to my husband and to me. His kindness to us was a gift one cannot measure. John gave of himself and certainly this world will miss him greatly. A good , good man and a trus friend. My family will all miss him.

  • Dear Cindy and family!!!My sincere sympathy on the passing of your Father,I understand,I lost mine 3 July,s ago,feel free to contact me on FB!! sincerely,Mary{Monastra}Sizemore