Gertrude “Gertie” B. Armstrong, 74, passed into her heavenly reward on July 30, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
Gertie is survived by her husband of 54 years, George Armstrong of Newcomb, her sister, Marsha (Roger) Chase of Newcomb, her sister in law, Shirley (James) Armstrong of Cortlandt Manor, her daughter, Heidi (George) Agosta of Stormville, her grandsons, Timothy Agosta and Andrew Agosta, both of Stormville, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased in death by her parents, William Gardner and Fern Finlayson Charleson, her stepfather, Elmer “Pete” Charleson of Newcomb, and her brother Rogerdale Gardner of Newcomb.
Gertie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was known for her great sense of humor, her joyful, loving, and generous spirit. She was a woman of strong faith in Christ our Lord and unwavering in her beliefs even during these difficult days. Through the years she was actively involved in the Adirondack Bible Fellowship, Newcomb Methodist Church, Putnam Valley Assembly of God, and Yorktown Assembly of God, where she worked in the thrift shop, food pantry and taught Sunday school. She felt blessed to touch so many of the children in her community. She took great joy in reaching out to those in need. Many in the community have had one of Gertie’s meals or her famous banana cream pies. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, crafts, and watching things grow, especially the young people of Newcomb. Her two grandsons were her pride and joy.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday August 7, 2021 at the Adirondack Bible fellowship Church (Formerly, Newcomb Methodist Church) at 11 A.M. with a reception to follow at the Newcomb Fire Hall. The service will be officiated by Pastor John Gocke. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gertie’s life.
The family would like to thank the Newcomb Medical Center, the Newcomb Fire and rescue, Essex County Health Department, and the Newcomb community for all the help they have given over the past 2 years of Gertie’s illness. They would also like to thank the Glens Falls Hospital staff, especially the Floor 5 ICU staff in her last few days of life.
In lieu of flowers and donations, the family asks that you follow Gertie’s example and find a need in your community and fill it.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book and condolences.