David A. Armstrong
Friday, Apr. 14, 2017
1943 – 2017
David A. Armstrong, Ed.D. passed away from congestive heart failure on March 2, 2017 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He was with family at the time of his passing. He was 74 years old.
Born in Price, Utah in 1943, David was the son of the late Yolanda Pagnotta Armstrong. He married Claudia Cartwright in 1962. David served a total of 23 years in the U.S. Air Force and USAF Reserves, retiring as a master sergeant in 1994. His military service included a deployment to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.
David was a beloved principal, teacher and coach. His career as an educator was his dream come true. He worked as the curriculum coordinator at Bishop Ireton High School, Virginia; superintendent to Carbon County Schools, Utah; curriculum coordinator for Indiana Public Schools, Indiana; president/principal at Cardinal Ritter High School, Indiana; assistant principal of Cloverdale High School, Indiana; assistant principal, teacher of science, basketball/football/cross country/track coach at Zweibruecken American High School, Germany; principal of Kearns-St. Ann School, Utah; and science teacher at Notre Dame Junior High School, Utah.
David treasured the relationships he made with his students, players and colleagues and was devoted to making a difference every day in the classroom, gym and in life.
David was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish at Geist Catholic Church, Indiana and the Knights of Columbus, and previously a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Price, Utah.
David is survived by his wife, Claudia; his children Thomas (Michelle) Armstrong, Patrick (Michelle) Armstrong and Leslie (Randy) Shaw; seven grandchildren; and a loving extended family.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 1 at Notre Dame Parish.
Memorial contributions for David may be made to Notre Dame Catholic Church.