Robert D. Armagost, age 79, of 65 Carlton Avenue, Salamanca, New York died Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York following a long illness.
Born on March 25, 1930 in Brookville, PA he was the son of the late James & Mae Reed Armagost. He was married on July 4, 1953 to the former Mary Liane Meek who survives.
Mr. Armagost was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.
He was employed at Kendall Refinery, Bradford, Pa., Hunt of Salamanca as a carpet installer for many years, Thomas Webco in Jamestown for years. He owned and operated the former Armagost Carpet. He later worked for his son at Southern Tier Interiors. After retirement, he was employed by the NYS Environmental Department as a Green Thumber.
Mr. Armagost was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, a former member of the Lion’s Club, the former Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1002, the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535, Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296, and the Holy Cross Athletic Club.
Surviving besides his wife are: 4 sons, Michael (Cynthia) Armagost, Frank Street, Salamanca, New York, Mark (Linda) Armagost, Killbuck, New York, Daniel Armagost, Lake Orion, MI, Dale (Stephanie) Armagost, Rayham, MA; a daughter, Joan Armagost-Feichter, Tonawanda, New York; 1 grandson; 10 granddaughters; 1 great grandson; a brother, Richard Armagost, Salamanca, New York; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Richard Armagost, 3 brothers, Floyd Armagost, James Armagost, Earl Armagost, and a sister, Mildred Phearsdorf.
Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York for a memorial visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Patrick’s Worship Site) at 11:00 A.M. with Father Alan Weber officiating.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, New York 14240-9856.