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Rev. Dr. Richard Stoll Armstrong, 95;Navy Veteran, Athlete, Eminent Cleric,Cooperstown Presbyterian Pastor’s Father


Rev. Dr. Richard Stoll Armstrong, 95;

Navy Veteran, Athlete, Eminent Cleric,

Cooperstown Presbyterian Pastor’s Father

Rev. Dr. Richard S. Armstrong

COOPERSTOWN – The Rev. Dr. Richard Stoll Armstrong, 18 days shy of his 95th birthday, died peacefully at his home at the Princeton Windrows in Plainsboro Township, N.J., on March 11, 2019, surrounded by his children and beloved caregiver.

Born in Baltimore, Md., on March 29, 1924, he was the second child of Elsie Stoll Armstrong and Herbert Eustace Armstrong, Sr.

Dick, as he was known to his family and friends, grew up in Baltimore and attended McDonogh School, a semi-military academy in Owings Mills, Md., where his father was head of the upper school mathematics department, athletic director, and head coach of the varsity football, baseball and ice hockey teams.

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