Celebrating the life of

John B. "Jack" Armstrong

November 18, 1942 - February 24, 2022

John B.

John B. "Jack" Armstrong, 79, died Thursday, February 24, 2022.  He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania at a young age.  He was a decorated gunship helicopter pilot and Vietnam veteran and was awarded multi-air medals and the Purple Heart.  John was the Vice President of Rollinson Electrical Contractors until retirement in 1993. Following, he served as the Chief Electrical Inspector for the City of Savannah until 2009.

He was on the board of directors of Nscale Enthusiast Model Train organization; a member of the Savannah Yacht club; and an alumnus of Valley Forge Military College and Alfred University of Alfred, NY.

He was predeceased by his parents John N. Armstrong and Ruth M. Armstrong of Clarks Summit, PA.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Carter Armstrong of Savannah; his sister, Lindsay Armstrong McCoy of Largo, Florida; several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Hugh Carter (Betty) of Brunswick, Billy Carter, and Curtis Carter of Lyons, Georgia.

We would like to thank special friends, Judy and Alan Brooks, and Raymond Cobb. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, in Savannah.

An additional visitation will be from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 3 at Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home in Vidalia, Georgia.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 3 in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home in Vidalia.

Burial with military honors will be at Harden’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hwy 56, Lyons, GA, 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to: Harden’s Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1441, Lyons, GA 30436.

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, is in charge of arrangements in Savannah, and Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Vidalia.



Jack was an amazing friend to me personally and a hard worker for the N Scale Enthusiast. He and Eleanor were always a favorite meet at our conventions., His humor and good nature was a highlight for all who met him. We will miss him terribly.

- George Johnsen, Burbank, CA

Jack was an amazing friend. We always looked forward to seeing him and Eleanor at our convention, which won’t be the same without him. He will be missed.

- Dick and Janet Ollendorf , Easton, Pa.

Jack will be missed, he gave everything he had and put his beloved Eleanor, friends and colleagues ahead of himself. one of Jack's proudest moments was seeing this tribute by Amtrak to US Armed Forces Veterans, and I got to share that with him.

- jon monsein, annapolis junction, MD

A candle has been lit!

- CHERYL CLAY, Tybee Island, Ga

My most humble and sincere condolences to Mrs. Eleanor and the entire family. I pray God will give you daily strength, that He will provide you comfort, and that He will keep you steady. I have very fond memories of Jack and truly appreciated his kindness and friendship. Even when he left the City of Savannah, he found time to have lunch with Tom McDonald and myself. Sleep well Jack.

- Brenda Young Price, Savannah, CHATHAM

Eleanor, I’m saddened by Jack’s passing and my heart goes out to you. I pray to God that you will be given strength to stand strong through this and will seek Him as He will give you comfort and love as you get back on your feet and pull your life together again.

- Scott Hyde, Brunswick, GA

Eleanor, we are very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We pray that he has found peace in God’s loving arms. This N-scale Enthusiast sure I s hoping that he has the tracks up and running for the rest of us when we get there!

- Mark & Diane Bandy, Ellicott City, MD

Aviator’s Prayer Eternal God, Who makes the winds and clouds obey, You protect the eagle in it’s flight, And the dove seeking safety. Uphold me as I soar above land and sea, Pilot my ship safely through the sky. Be with me at takeoff and landing, And let me not lose my way. Above all, Keep me in your grace, And let my last landing bring me Safely into your hangar, Redeemed to fly with you, Eternally. Amen. – Adapted from the Lutheran Book Of Prayer (1951)

- Mitch Velickovich, Tybee Island, GA

Eleanor, I am so sorry for your loss of Jack. I will always remember him as my neighbor on West Grove Street and classmate. I have fond memories of the times Dave and I spent with both of you in Hilton Head. I know what you are going through and can talk anytime. My prayers are with you.

- Frani Jones, Clark's Summit , PA

Eleanor, Zaida and I are sad to hear of Jack's passing. May the Lord keep him in his light for ever and ever. May the Lord bring you peace in this time of sorrow. We wish for you the best that life can bring. All our love. Ronn & Zaida.

- Ronn & Zaida McGuire, Harlem, GA

Eleanor - Peggy and I were heartbroken to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was a very kind and was always willing to help us out (and others as well) with the N-Scale group regardless of the time of year. He will be sorely missed at this year's convention and in the years to come. His impact on the group will be felt for years to come. Jack was always smiling and such a delight to us and others. We enjoyed his stories which we could always count on to amuse and yet teach us as well. Please let us know if there's anything that Peggy and I can do to help you through this time.

- Peggy and Charlie Hopkins, Elmhurst, IL

We are so sorry for your loss, Eleanor and family! We love you and are praying for you.

- Lowell and Barb Smith, Prineville, OR

I had the pleasure of serving with Jack during his time with the City of Savannah and the best memories of Jack was that he was a purely professional person with a twist of humor, He may have been working for the city but Jack carry his military bearing with him at all times. He was fun to be with and the office used to pity the poor contractor, or for that matter, directors that tried to match wits with him especially when he put his glasses on and fixed the unfortunate person with his withering stare. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace to my " Band of Brothers."

- keith shipman, Savannah, Ga

I’m sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was always fun to discuss cars with. I wish I could attend his services but I’m in Virginia. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

- Richard Osborne, Falls Church , VA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel