Robert " Bob, Army" Armstrong 1950-2021 Robert Armstrong passed away on October 16, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born to Brainard Leroy and Evelyn (Martin) Armstrong on March 4, 1950, he lived his entire life in and for Sylvania. He entered the US Navy after high school and earned his Dolphins (qualification) for Submarine service in 1972 and was stationed in the Pacific. He returned at the end of his enlistment to Sylvania as a Navy recruiter in Toledo. Robert joined the City of Sylvania Police where he remained for 29 years, primarily as Dispatch. He enjoyed his position and working with all the city departments and employees. He was also very active in many military and fraternal organizations including charter and Life member of the Sylvania Moose Lodge#1579, where he was Governor 4 times, OSMA District president, OSMA Board Inner Guard, Veteran of Foreign War post #2898, life member and a Trustee, V.F.W. Past Commander of V.F.W. Post #3310, Sylvania American Legion Post #468, United States Submarine Veterans- U.S.S.V.I.-USS Toledo Base, board member and past Commander. He served as the B-Girls Submarine Reunion Association President for the last 9 years and was instrumental in the formation of Toledo Sea Cadets- Commodore Perry Division. His commitment to preserving the history of Sylvania began with the early formation of the Sylvania Historical Society, which he served as president of in 1992. The Heritage Center Advisory Commission was formed soon after, then to become the Sylvania Historical Village Commission and Bob was on all of the boards until 2015. While on the Board he oversaw the upkeep of the buildings, the moving of buildings that were 170+ years old, restoration and maintenance of the property even down to, with other volunteers, hammering and nailing the boards to replicate the barn and learning how to blacksmith. He was honored by Heritage Sylvania in 2018 with the naming of the Armstrong Barn. Robert also served his community as a young man on the Sylvania Volunteer Fire Department and in later years on the Sylvania Sister City Commission. He was always proud and honored to be a part of his hometown, his “Forever Sylvania.” He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson. Left to cherish him are his wife Joy, son Martin (Jamie) Armstrong, daughter Tammy (Mark) Hasselkus, step-children Stephen (Jodi) Przymierski, Veronica Bashaw and Desiree (Rick) Drumm , brother Lee (Anissa) Armstrong of Stryker and devoted sister Penny Sherman. There are also twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren to carry on his legacy. There are numerous nieces, especially Carrie and Wendy, nephews and Armstrong cousins that were part of his life. There are also two special “boys” that have been the kids that were always here and shared their lives the last 20+ years, Alex and Stan. He was so proud of the men, like his son, you have become. A celebration of life will take place October 30 at the Sylvania Moose Lodge, 6072 Main St. Sylvania from 1 to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Sylvania Moose Lodge or V.F.W.Post # 2898, 3925 W. Alexis Toledo, Ohio 43623 or Heritage Sylvania, 5717 N. Main St. Sylvania, Ohio 43560 These organizations were so dear to Army. All arrangements were made by Reeb Funeral Home and internment took place at Toledo Memorial Park in the Veteran’s Memorial. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com
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