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Robert Clarence Armstead

April 14, 2021

Obituary

Mr. Robert Clarence Armstead, 74, went to meet God and his angels on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, passing away in the Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Florida.

On Monday, April 26th. at 11:45AM, family and friends are invited to gather directly at the Chapel of Roses Mausoleum located on the grounds of Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.  A celebration of his life, along with the prayers of committal will be offered in the chapel at 12:00Noon, followed by his entombment in the family crypt.

Robert Clarence Armstead was the 3rd. son born to Charles White Armstead, Sr. of Richmond, Virginia, and Isabel “Esa” Octavia (Herbert) Armstead of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies on March 3, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

Bobby always spoke fondly of growing up with his four brothers and his one baby sister.  He attended G.W. Wingate High Scholl in Brooklyn, New York, where he ran track as a sprinter.  Bob also enjoyed cycling, playing handball and paddleball with his four brothers, cousins and childhood friends.  After high school, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army and he served during the Vietnam War. 

He was a persuasive person who excelled as a retail, insurance and car salesman before attaining his dream job by becoming a Commodity Broker (RCA-7719).  Always a computer geek, Bob received a certification in Software languages from New York University and he spent his free time at computer shows where Bob would purchase parts to rebuild desk-top computers.  Forever on the move, Bob played tennis, loved skiing and travelling with his “best-friend” in life, Nancy, over their 35 years relationship.  Later in his life, ballroom dancing became Bob’s new passion, where he was known as the host dance partner with all the ladies.  His motto was “Dance all night, Sleep all day!”  Bob specifically loved the Argentine Tango, but he thoroughly enjoyed attending different dance weekend genres and cruises.

He was predeceased by his four brothers, Charles White Armstead, Jr., Steven Victor Armstead, Gerald B. Armstead and Anthony Lee Armstead.

Bob is survived by his sister, Esa Armstead-Sall; his former wife, Nancy Anderson; his two nieces, Lateefah Armstead-Torres and Aliyah M. Sall; his adopted daughter, Jacqueline Nunez and a host of neighbors and friends. 

A special thank you to the physicians and staff at Northwest Medical Center and Vitas Homecare for their compassion, attentiveness, quality care and comfort given to my brother, Robert.

The family would also like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to “dance buddy” Candace “Candy” Lapish, RN, for her guidance through this most crucial time of Bobby’s life.  Additional thanks to Karen Roos, Eleanor Fabrizio and Yvonne Biondo.  We appreciate your act of kindness during this difficult time.

As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of fifty people allowed in the mausoleum chapel and face protection is required.  We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Gathering of Family & Friends Directly at the Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel
Monday
April 26, 2021

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Rosedale Cemetery
355 East Linden Avenue
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Committal Service & Entombment in the Family Crypt
Monday
April 26, 2021

12:00 PM
Rosedale Cemetery
355 East Linden Avenue
Linden, New Jersey 07036

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