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.