Charles "Denny" Armstrong, 69, of Falconer passed away Saturday (March 8, 2014) in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Nov. 18, 1944, in Jamestown the son of the late Frank and Irene Pelton Armstrong.
Denny was a graduate of Randolph High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1965 to 1967 with a tour of duty in Vietnam. In earlier years, Denny was employed by S.M. Flickinger's, JARTS, CARTS and prior to retirement by Jamestown Public Schools as a bus driver. He had also been a bartender for the Randolph Post 181, American Legion.
He was a member of the Henry Mosher Post 638, American Legion having served as Commander from 1988 to 1989, Randolph Post 181, American Legion, John W. Tiffany Post 53, VFW, Vietnam Veterans Association, War Vets and Recreation, AMVETS of Sugar Grove and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.
Denny enjoyed hunting and fishing, NASCAR and riding motorcycles. Most of all he loved to see friends at the area social clubs and American Legions, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are his wife Jeanette M. Korcyl Armstrong of 45 years, whom he married April 27, 1968, in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, Falconer; a brother Donald (Betty) Armstrong of Falconer; a sister Shirley (Jack) Ewer of Sugar Grove, Pa.; two sisters-in-law: Elaine (John) Conti of Jamestown and Lela Armstrong of Randolph; four nieces and nephews: Chris Conti, Johnna Conti, Becky (Kyle) Kubera and James (Janice) Armstrong; several other nieces, nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Armstrong, and a sister, Marsha Deland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Holy Apostles Parish. The Rev. Dennis Mende, pastor of Holy Apostles Parish, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be donated to the Vietnam Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans Association or Chautauqua County Humane Society.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.