David Armstrong, 52

David M. Armstrong, 52, of Stuart, Fla., and formerly of Three Rivers, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 15, with his loving family at his home in Laguna Beach, Calif.

He was born Dec. 27, 1957, in Three Rivers, to Merrill H. and Barbara I. Armstrong.

David was president and CEO of Armstrong International Inc., a fifth generation, family held, multinational manufacturer.

David was an accomplished author and speaker to global audiences on ethics in business and appeared on numerous nationally syndicated programs. David’s leadership was especially notable for emphasizing the following priorities; “Faith in God, family, business” … in this order.

With strong faith and promoting an ethics based culture, David followed his father’s desire to globalize the company, most recently opening a manufacturing facility with multiple sales offices throughout the Indian subcontinent.

David is survived by his wife of 32 years, Yvonne; sons Chad, and Kurt and his wife, Mandy; father, Merrill and his wife, Sharon; grandmother, Annie Grover; sister, Tamara Bloss, and her husband, Douglas; and brother Patrick and his wife, Nicole.

David was active in his community at Sailfish Point and was the former president of the Sailfish Point Golf Club.

A private family burial service will be held Wednesday at McCormick and Son funeral home, 1795 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 10 a.m. July 30 at Armstrong International, Three Rivers, with lunch served after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations go to the Church by the Sea, 468 Legion Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; or the Armstrong Foundation, 2081 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996.

Since David’s untimely passing, many have expressed a desire to share their personal stories, memories and reflections with David’s family. To make it easier for you to convey those remembrances, a special Web page has been created on the Armstrong website. You can access this page by clicking the link at www.armstronginternational.com.

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