November 25, 2018
Obituaries » David L. Armstrong
David Lawrence Armstrong, 72, died on Oct. 25, 2018. Dave was born in Grand Rapids, MI, to Lawrence C. Armstrong and Anne M. Glovack. The eldest of three sons, Dave lived a life full of adventure, stories and lots of laughter. Dave was raised in Lowell, MI. He attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, graduating in 1969 with a degree in pharmacy. The highlight of his working life was the time spent as a small-town pharmacist in Carson City, MI, where he was able to know his clients on a personal level. This allowed him to provide excellent care, but also gave him the opportunity to engage in jokes, banter and fun not possible in larger stores. He knew everyone in town and everyone knew him. In the early-1970s, he became a commercial hot air balloon pilot who was not known for gentle landings, but as someone who would “make a firm commitment to the ground.” He married Sally Daab in 1975 and together, they raised two wonderful children and began a 43-year adventure that led them to VT. He loved to fish even when they weren’t biting and enjoyed watching the Mountaineers baseball games even when they weren’t winning. He laughed easily and often and always looked for the humor in any situation. He was a true lover of life! He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sally; his daughter, Jennifer Armstrong and her former husband, Josh Rollins, of Barre; and his son, Jeremy and his wife, Jenna Aube, of Charlotte. Dave is survived by his two brothers Blair Armstrong (Georgie), of Lowell, MI, and Mark Armstrong, of Holland, MI. Papa Dave will be missed especially by his five grandchildren whom he adored; as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at The Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont, on Nov. 13 at 10AM.