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Geraldine W. Armstrong, 89, passed away on December 19, 2018 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Born August 14, 1929 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Geraldine (Gerry) was the daughter of Fred Wolfe and Emily Malin Wolfe. She is survived by her two sons Jay (Pamela) Armstrong of Sewickley, PA and Scot (Karen) Armstrong of Wooster, Ohio, and her daughter Jennifer (Jeffrey) Hallett of Vienna, VA; and nine grandchildren, Hilary (Braddon) Felix, Ben Armstrong, Sean Hallett, James Hallett, Amy Armstrong, Andrew Armstrong, Drew Hallett, Katie Armstrong and Sam Armstrong, and one great grandchild, Evelyn Felix.
At age nine, Gerry moved to Point Pleasant, NJ where she spent her formative years helping her parents run their delicatessen, sailing on the Manasquan River, and swimming in the ocean. Gerry received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Dubuque in 1951, where she met her husband John (Jack). After college, Gerry taught high school English for three years in Plainfield, NJ. Gerry supported Jack as he climbed the corporate ladder, making friends and volunteering for many community organizations in Havertown, PA, Penfield, NY, Montvale, NJ, and Wilton, CT. In 1977, Gerry and Jack moved to Sewickley, PA and were active in the Sewickley Presbyterian Church, the Edgeworth Club and the Allegheny Country Club. Gerry loved flowers and music and participated in the Village Garden Club of Sewickley and the Sewickley Music Club. She was an avid bridge player and played in multiple weekly groups for over 30 years. Later in life, Gerry was a successful realtor for Howard Hanna Realty and enjoyed helping clients buy and sell homes in and around Sewickley. Above all, Gerry was known for her graciousness, generosity of spirit, her ability to make good friends, and she enjoyed anyone (including Jack) who could tell a good joke. To the end of her life, Gerry nurtured and enjoyed a loving and supportive relationship with all her children and grandchildren.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at the Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Saturday January 5th at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter https://nfb.org// or the National Federation for the Blind http://webwpawv.alsa.org Arrangements by Copeland’s.
ALS Association Western Pa. Chapter
416 Lincoln Ave, Millvale PA 15209
National Federation for the Blind