William Armstrong

Obituary of William J. Armstrong

William J. Armstrong Dundee: William J. "Bill" Armstrong, age 93, of Dundee, NY passed away Friday May 8, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Honoring his wishes there are no calling hours. Due to the current restrictions, a Celebration of the Lives of both Bill & Mary will be held at the Dundee VFW Post 8649 as well as a memorial service at the Newton, NJ, VFW on a date to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newton VFW Post 5360, 85 Mill St. Newton, NJ 07860 or the Masons Harmony Lodge #8 F&AM 519 US-206 Newton, NJ 07860. William was born June 16, 1926 in Newton, NJ, son of the late John M. and Nettie Nora {Kays} Armstrong. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-46. On June 21, 1947 in Andover, NJ he married the former Mary Rose Fritts who passed away on Nov. 16, 2018. A farmer as a young man, after the service he worked for the Sussex, County NJ Highway Dept, before being employed by N.J. Fish & Game Commission, State of N.J. Fredon, NJ.; where he retired from in 1988. Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Harmony Lodge #8 F&AM, the Newton VFW Post 5360, the Himrod Conservation Club, and was a former member of the Newton Steamer Co. #1. He loved hunting, fishing, ice fishing, and enjoyed gambling, and bowling. He is loved and will be missed by 4 sons, Ted W. (Carol Scott) Armstrong of Stroudsburg, PA, Thomas J. (Sue) Armstrong, Kenneth W. (Cheryl) Armstrong, and Allan T. (Laurie) Armstrong all of Newton, NJ; 2 daughters Jacqueline L. (Wayne) Cosh of Dundee, NY, and Jill K. (Steve) Metzgar also of Newton, NJ; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife he was pre-deceased by 3 brothers, Robert, Vince, and Roy Armstrong; and 2 sisters Mildred Snover, and Elizabeth Meyers. Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
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