Clarence "Del" Armstrong

March 25, 1944 - November 5, 2020
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Clarence D. “Del” Armstrong, 76, of New Philadelphia, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 following a recent illness.

A son of the late C. Leonard and Genevieve (Lucas) Armstrong, Del was born March 25, 1944 at Mt. Olivett, Ohio.

Del graduated from Barnesville High School in 1962. He then entered the United State…

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Clarence D. “Del” Armstrong, 76, of New Philadelphia, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 following a recent illness.

A son of the late C. Leonard and Genevieve (Lucas) Armstrong, Del was born March 25, 1944 at Mt. Olivett, Ohio.

Del graduated from Barnesville High School in 1962. He then entered the United States Army and served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. One of his greatest passions was serving the City of New Philadelphia as a Firefighter which he did for 26 years. Following his retirement from the fire department, Del served as a driver for SEA for several years. He was a lifetime member of the New Philadelphia V.F.W. Post #1445.

He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as geocaching and bike riding. More than anything however, Del cherished the time spent with his family. He was quite fond of the memories and times shared with them during vacations and family cruises.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Blanche (Clark) Armstrong whom he married on February 15, 1964; three daughters, Gena (Mark) Incarnato of New Philadelphia, Terri (David) Sholl of Johnstown, Ohio and Deanna (Jeff) Horn of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Gabriel and Nicholas Incarnato, Brandon (Stephanie) and Tyler (Sarah) Sholl and Brock, Brant and Brody Horn; three sisters, Ruth Murphy, Jane (Bill) Sullivan and Pat (Roy) Clark all of Barnesville and many other family and friends.

Del was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and John Armstrong and a grandson, Bryce Horn.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Del’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Frank Clifton officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Jerusalem Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Del’s memory to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44664.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Jerusalem Church Cemetery


1417 Stonecreek Rd, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Mary Cardani posted on 12/7/20

So very sorry to hear about Del. What a great guy! I will miss him. He was so fun! My deepest sympathy to all! God bless and praying for all! Love and hugs!


Lisa Buss posted on 11/18/20

Sorry I couldn't make the funeral Del was a great person I am truly sorry you have my prayers and condolences to you and your whole family


Jane and Bob Gerber posted on 11/17/20

We were so saddened to hear about Del's passing. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. May God bless your family and surround you with love. With sympathy, Bob and Jane Gerber


Tami Cunningham posted on 11/12/20

Gena and family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of such a great man. Hold your memories close to your hearts. Sending big hugs to the entire Armstrong family. I have such good memories of your Dad.


Shelly Marscheider posted on 11/11/20

Rest sweet Uncle and know that you are loved. We shall be together again and until then we know that you are watching over us. Love, Shawn and Shelly


George LeMay posted on 11/10/20

Del was always on the move looking for a new adventure. He loved life and found joy in everything he experienced. You couldn't find a better friend and traveling companion even though he would lovingly tease you if he got a chance. He will be missed. Skip ( The great skipper) & Rita LeMay


David Bonner posted on 11/10/20

Blanche & Family, Sorry to hear about Del's passing, we will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. He could always brighten a room with his vibrant personality. The Kelleys Heating & Cooling gang!


Theresa Starr posted on 11/10/20

A wonderful cousin and person So sorry for your lose God Bless


Larry W McBride posted on 11/10/20

Blanche & Family, So sorry for your loss. Del was a soft spoken and gentle man. Throughout life our paths would cross, always had a smile and a friendly greeting. You knew his family was most important. He was 'old school'. Early on he tried to keep 2 wayward teenagers (me n' John) on the straight & narrow. Your loss is shared by those who knew & respected him. God give you peace & comfort.


John Dotto posted on 11/9/20

It was a very sad day when I heard that my friend Del had passed. It broke my heart to think how much I will miss him and how he always made me laugh. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. God bless him, he will never be forgotten.


Sandy Peveto posted on 11/9/20

Delbert was always a kind wonderful man!! He was an amazing father!!


KAREN SHOLL posted on 11/9/20

There are no words to totally express how sorry we are for your loss. In time, the sorrow subsides and the good memories prevail. Prayers for everyone. A donation was made to Hospice in memory of Del. KAREN SHOLL and Family


Lorie Schluetz posted on 11/8/20

Thinking of you all during this hard time. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.


Donnie & Sonnie Grove posted on 11/8/20

After 20 years we have lost our cruise director! It just won't be the same without our leader telling us what to do. We wonder if he is running around in heaven in his crocheted red, white, & blue swimming suit. Oh, what a sight to behold. So many laughs and good times-too numerous to mention! You will be missed Del! We are so sorry we can't attend services. We certainly don't want it this way. All our love to your family! Prayers.... Sonnie & Dandy Don


Donnie & Sonnie Grove posted on 11/8/20

Our hearts are breaking. Del was an amazing friend & he will be missed so much. Our prayers are with your family.


Patty Gribben posted on 11/8/20

Blanche, What a special journey you shared with your best friend and husband. My prayer is all those special memories bring you comfort. Sometimes with a tear and sometimes with a smile, but all those memories will be a part of your days. ?? Patty Gribben


Bret Shetler posted on 11/8/20

Blanche, Gena, Terri, Deanna and families, You have all of our sympathy on the loss of Del. Keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate all of the wonderful memories and fun times you had with this man. Our deepest sympathy, Bret & Susan Shetler and families


Ronald Gurney posted on 11/8/20

Blanche; you know how much I cared for the both of you.Delbert will be missed by both of us and fondly remembered forever


Sherry Conway posted on 11/8/20

Del will be so missed by many..especially his wife Blanche..and daughters...grandsons and their significant others...and his friends! I was so privileged to be a part of his life and shared many memories with him and his family! Many prayers to his family!


Nathan Gee posted on 11/8/20

Del will be missed by all the neighborhood


Esther posted on 11/8/20

This fella, right here, Del Armstrong, meant more to me than I can ever express! A great friend, a wonderful Brother in law, a kind man, loving Father , Grandfather but the best hubby my sis could have ever found! I was always included in your lives! We shared so many events, so many trips, so many vacations! We grew up together!, the three amigos!! Memories made that my heart will never let go ! Thank you for being a part of my life! I love you dearly and will miss you forever!!! Oh yes, I will keep your request close to my heart n never let you down!????


Scott Morrison posted on 11/8/20

I only met Del a little over 2 years ago. He was very kind to me working at SEA and always had a genuine interest in my personal and family life. I will miss him. God has his arms wrapped tightly around Del today and I pray for comfort for "Del's Bride" Blanche and all his family.


Gabe posted on 11/7/20

I love you pappy and I miss you so much


Randall and Marti States posted on 11/7/20

May wonderful memories fill your hearts as you remember his life. Our sympathy to all of your families. So sorry, Jeff, Deanna and the boys! The States' family


Ada Mears posted on 11/7/20

Del will be sadly missed by his SEA family. Del was respected and loved by each of us. He loved you all so very much, I send prayers to comfort you all thru this very difficult time.


Carol Mutti posted on 11/7/20

Our sympathy to the family during this time, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Glenn Mutti Family


Alice & Dave Brown posted on 11/7/20

Blanche and family, we are so sorry for your loss! I’ll never forget the first time I met you all and you all had gone to Universal Studios! Poor Del got the worst end of that werewolf surprise! He was such a sweetie and I know will be highly missed and so loved! Love you, Dave and Alice Brown


Dennis McBurney posted on 11/7/20

Sorry for your loss, Del was a good friends. We've made donations at hospice in his name.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 11/7/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Clarence D. Armstrong, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Clarence D. Armstrong, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Susan Demuth posted on 11/7/20

So sorry for your loss , Blanche , Gina , Terri , Deanna and families, my heart is breaking for you guys ! ?? Pap was so proud of his family , especially " Paps Boys ??? Sending lots of Love , ((( Hugs ))) and Prayers to the whole family .?


Deb (Urfer) Albright posted on 11/6/20

Blanche, Gina and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I have very fond memories of your Del. ????


SherylHines posted on 11/6/20

Del you will e sadly missed RIP . With deep sympathy ??


Patty and Tim Knisely posted on 11/6/20

Blanche, Gena, Terri, Deanna and families. Our Deepest Sympathy. Delbert was a wonderful Husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all. Sending many hugs and much love ??


Laura Armstrong posted on 11/6/20

My heart breaks. Delbert was such a wonderful person that taught me so much in home repair. May God comfort you Blanche at this time.


Gene Amick posted on 11/6/20

Blanche, I'm s sorry for your loss. I have you, your family and Delbert in my prayers.


Angelina Edwards posted on 11/6/20

Praying for you Blanche and Family ? Prayers for God’s strength during this hard time. Rest in Gods Arms, Del ?


Lisa Buss posted on 11/6/20

Out listening to big al and Ren was about last time I seen Del. And we had a good time with you.


Kathy and Rod Light posted on 11/6/20

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. My God’s peace and your memories bring you much comfort.


Jean Daniels posted on 11/6/20

Dear Ruth and family. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. ??????


Mabel Amore posted on 11/6/20

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. My heart breaks for his family. May your many wonderful memories ease your pain.


Wayne and Judy Stull posted on 11/6/20

Our deepest sympathy to Blanche and families. You are in our prayers and thoughts,


Mr and Mrs Christopher Begay posted on 11/6/20

A great man! He was loved by all who knew him - his legacy will always be known for the love he had for his family. Rest in Paradise uncle Del. Love hugs and prayers to all


Joyce Wright posted on 11/6/20

Blanche, Gina and Deanna and Terri, my heart is broken for you, I will be thinking and praying for God's comfort for you.