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Edwin Dewayne Armstrong, 84, of Edwards Road, New Beaver Borough, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Ellwood City Hospital following an extended illness.
Born June 12, 1933, in Boyer, Butler County, he was the son of the late Edwin P. and Mary A. Deal Armstrong.
He was married for 55 years to Betty L. Hackett Armstrong, who passed away Sept. 21, 2013.
Dewayne retired as a Master Sergeant (E8) following 21 years of service with the Armed Forces. He spent four years with the Air Force and 17 with the Army, 10 of which were with Special Forces Green Berets. He received numerous medals, including the Bronze Star for Valor, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, CIB and EIB Master Jump Wings and the Vietnam Jump Wings.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 749 in Wampum and the New Galilee VFW.
He was a former member of the Kelly Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Survivors include a son, Bruce W. (Joan) Armstrong of Darlington; daughter, Wanda S. Allen of Koppel; daughter-in-law, Lisa Armstrong of New Galilee; three brothers, William (Lucy) Armstrong of Altus, Oklahoma, Glenn Leroy Armstrong of Beaver Falls and Kenneth (Debbie) Armstrong of Wampum; sister-in-law, Barbara Armstrong of Newport News, Virginia; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Brian and Glenn Armstrong; two brothers, Plummer L. and Arnold Armstrong; and three sisters, Charlotte Nulph, Betty Moss and Mary A. Armstrong.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, July 31, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Keith R. Black officiating. Full military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at marshallsfh.com.
Published on July 28, 2017
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