HAMMOND, NY — Funeral services for Keith J. Armstrong, 71, of Hammond, will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, with Rev. Tom Nichols officiating. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Armstrong passed away Saturday afternoon, May 12, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Keith is survived by his wife, Pauline Armstrong, of Ogdensburg, NY; his son, Brett Armstrong, of Buffalo, NY, three step-children, Tammy Kanaly and her husband Larry, of Hammond, NY, William Longshore, of South Carolina, and Robert Longshore, of Florida; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Megan, and Zackary Kanaly, Kayla and Kyle Longshore, and Josh, Austin, and Leah Longshore. Keith is predeceased by his parents, James and Elizabeth Armstrong.
Keith was born of Mach 27, 1947, in Buffalo, NY, the son of James and Elizabeth Smith Armstrong. He attended local schools in Lancaster, NY and entered the Army in 1967. He fought in the Vietnam War, receiving the distinguished Purple Heart for his service. He married Pauline Seeley on November 20, 1980 in Morristown, NY.
Keith loved to fish and spending time on the boat as well as his time spent with the Marauders Motor School Club. He attended the Galilee United Methodist Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Ogdensburg AMVETS, VFW, and the American Legion.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Paul White, Tony Goerr, Linda Menhennet, and Cary Batten for taking exceptional care of Keith.
Donations in Keith’s memory, may be made to the Morristown Fire Department, 200 Morris St, Morristown, NY 13664, Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US-11, Potsdam, NY 13676, or the Galilee United Methodist Church, 5129 County Route 6, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Condolences can be made online at www.fraryfuneralhome.com.