In Memory of
November 5, 1954 – July 30, 2016
Susan P. Armstrong, age 61, passed away 30 July 2016, after a three year battle with cancer.
She was born in Paterson, New Jersey and lived in Riverdale, New Jersey until marrying Charles R. Armstrong, a dashing young Naval Officer from nearby Lincoln Park, New Jersey. Together Susan and Charles spent 30 years as a Navy family with assignments spanning the United States and Hawaii. Always the dutiful Navy wife, she managed thirteen moves associated with the new assignments and kept the home fires burning while Charles was deployed.
For the past 23 years, Susan was immersed in history as a reenactor and docent. In that capacity she worked at the Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, The Mission Houses Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, Cracker Country at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Tampa and the Clara Barton Home in Glen Echo, Maryland. Additionally she participated in living history events up and down the eastern seaboard and was a long time member of the Society for Women in the Civil War.
Later, after she and Charles settled in Jacksonville, she devoted her time to being a volunteer to two causes near and dear, the Mayport USO and the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Captain Charles R. Armstrong, USN (Retired); their son, Corey of Fort Worth, Texas; Her father, Michael Tand of Deland, Florida; and two sisters, Sharon of Modesto, California and Pamela of Quincy, Massachusetts.
A celebration of life memorial and reception for Susan will be held on Friday, 12 August 2016 at 11am at the Hardage-Giddens Beaches Chapel, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL. Susan requested that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to the Mayport USO, 2560 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL or the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library, 3425 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL.