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Dwayne R. Armstrong

March 18, 1929 - November 23, 2017

Dwayne R. Armstrong, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota on March 18, 1929, he was a son of the late Ralph Waldo and Elvira Aurilla (Sellwood) Armstrong. Dwayne graduated from A.I. DuPont High School then proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A commerical pilot, he worked as a small aircraft mechanic for Atlantic Aviation, in addition to several other jobs, before starting a career as a process operator with Amoco Refinery, where he was employed for 11 years. Dwayne then went on to work as a mailroom manager at Widener University, retiring after 11 years of dedicated service. He attended St. Marks United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step mother, Emma (Mace) Armstrong. Dwayne is survived by his brothers, Albert Timothy Tim Armstrong (Lois) of New Castle, Ralph W. Nick Armstong, III. (Diann) of West Chester, PA, and Daniel T. Dan Armstrong (Bonnie) of Wilmington; step sister, Sue Epp (Steve) of Chadds Ford, PA; step brother, Charles Pete Mace (Sarah) of Nashville, TN; 14 nieces and nephews; and a host of great nieces and nephews.

A committal service with military honors will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, December 4, 2017, in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, on Friday, December 15, 2017, visitation at 10:30 am followed by a memorial service at 11 am.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Brandywine Nursing and Rehab Center for the outstanding care Dwayne received over the past 4 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Foundation of Cancer Research, 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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  • Beloved Uncle who taught me how to play chess and work on cars and shared his love of planes and model building. He always had time at family gatherings to spend with his nieces and nephews. You will be missed.

  • We are so sorry for the loss of Dwayne. I know he will be sadly missed by all the family. We are sending prayers to your families.
    Love Linda & Joe McCandlish

  • So sorry for you loss of Dwayne, may you find some comfort in the thought that others care.

  • We morn Dwayne’s passing but celebrate his homecoming with our Lord. Tim, please pass on our sympathies to your families.

  • Tim, sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family. May Dwayne rest in the arms of Jesus.

  • Dear members of Dwayne’s family,
    Although Dwayne and I haven’t crossed paths since his retirement from Widener University, I recall when Dwayne joined the staff of Brandywine College on Widener’s Delaware Campus. In those days the campus had a large student enrollment and staff, housed in many buildings scattered throughout the campus. In addition to managing the mail room, he made delivery rounds on foot twice a day. I remember when Dwayne used his lunch hour to swim laps in the outdoor, unheated pool throughout the summer. He was a gentleman, a hard worker and a congenial colleague. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss at this sad and difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Paula Garrison