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Robert John Armstrong

July 12, 1940 January 25, 2020
Robert John Armstrong
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Obituary for Robert John Armstrong

Robert John Armstrong, of Sterling, Virginia passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the age of 79. Following months of declining health, he died peacefully at the Reston Hospital Center surrounded by family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bonnie (Norton) Armstrong; his daughter Ann Marie Maddock, her husband Adam, and their son Jonathan; and his niece Suzanne (Voelkle) Arendsen.

Born July 12, 1940, in Pontiac, Michigan, he was the son of the late Corlisss E. and La Verne E. (Weigel) Armstrong. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Kathleen Armstrong-Voelkle.

Mr. Armstrong graduated from Pontiac Central High School and attended courses at Western Michigan University and Lawrence Technological University, obtaining degrees in computer technology and business from Lawrence Tech. Forever a student, he attended dozens more classes over the years to advance his hobbies and career opportunities – with topics including electronics, construction, locksmithing, and audio recording.

He worked for General Motors as a Quality Control Inspector for 41 years, retiring in 2008. In his free time, he enjoyed camping and tinkering.

Having deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, he was widely known for his devotion to prayer and joy in praying for anyone in need. Mr. Armstrong served for many years as a lay leader in the Faith Alive! movement of the Episcopal church and multiple Camp Farthest Out camps. He was a member of the International Order of Saint Luke.

A memorial service will be held at Oakwood Community Church in Ortonville, Michigan, DATE AND TIME PENDING.

Donations in his name may be made to: The Association of Camps Farthest Out, Inc., 3690 Merwin 10 Mile Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45245-3048

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