Thomas A Armstrong


SPRINGFIELD CENTER - Thomas A. Armstrong, 92, of Springfield Center, peacefully entered into eternal rest on May 20, 2019, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 1, 1927, in Cooperstown. He was the son of Beatrice and William Armstrong.
Tom attended a one-room schoolhouse in Springfield.
On June 27, 1954, he married Lillian Plever. Together they have resided in Springfield Center their entire lives. Tom was a devoted Catholic who was very involved in his church.
In the early days, Tom was employed at Beadle and Company in Richfield Springs. From there he went on to open his own business, Armstrong Appliances and Dairy Equipment. He served as President of the Springfield Central School Board of Education for several years. He was also the Town Supervisor of Springfield for several years.
After retirement, Tom's work became helping his family. Sitting still was not his strong point. He had a great love for farming and he worked on his son's farm in Jordanville every chance he could. He also loved carpentry. He helped build his children's homes; homes that are forever filled with his love. Tom was known as "Mr. Fix It" for all who loved him.
He lived for his family. They were his greatest accomplishment. He was the family rock and their protector. He enjoyed every moment he could with them. He was proud of his family. His love for them will live inside of them forever.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Lillian; sons, Thomas (Wanda) Armstrong, Dennis (Doreen) Armstrong; daughters, Patricia (Willie) Rood, Diane Armstrong, Eileen (Dave) Laatsch; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The Armstrong family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at The Ottman Funeral Home in Cherry Valley.
A Catholic Mass and burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Cherry Valley.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Tom's name to the Springfield Fire Department/EMS or a charity of your choice.
Published on May 21, 2019
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Jim and Teresa Pruett
May 24, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Aunt Lillian and family. We are thinking of you. I have such fond memories of Uncle Tom.

Love to all,
Teresa and Jim Pruett
John and Deb Armstrong
May 22, 2019
We send our condolences to Aunt Lillian and family. Uncle Tom was my favorite uncle, whom I looked up to as a second father after Dad died May 20, 2003. I remember coming down to learn from him about the many services his company had to offer. When the day’s work was over he liked to finish it with ice cream, which we enjoyed together. We are unable to attend his funeral because we are in Oklahoma helping Deb’s mom. Tom may your soul rest for eternity with Jesus our Savior.
Kimberly (Morris) Peterson
May 22, 2019
Tom was my neigjbor for my whole life, he was never to busy for you.
He will be missed
Deeply sorry for your loss
Tim and Ofelia Armstrong
May 22, 2019
We are deeply sorry for your loss of a great man and favorite uncle
And also sorry we can’t be there for you . We are currently out of the country till June the 3
Our sincerest condolences
Jean and Mike Armstrong
May 22, 2019
Rest in peace, Uncle Tom. We always enjoyed our visits with you when we were in New York.
Tim and Corinne fish
May 21, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace
Gail Olin
May 21, 2019
Sending my sincere sympathy, Lillian & family.