David R. "Pit" Armstrong Print E-mail

David R. Armstrong

Teacher at Greater Lowell Technical High School;

David R. “Pit” Armstrong, 51, of Lowell, died Wednesday evening at Lowell General Hospital after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

He was the proud father of his twin children Kevin J. Armstrong and Shaleigh P. Armstrong of Lowell.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 28, 1965, a son of the late Robert J. and the late Maureen E. (Slattery) Armstrong, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Greater Lowell Technical High School in the Class of 1983.

David received his Associate’s Degree in 1985 from Manchester Community College and later his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Fitchburg State Teacher’s College.

David was a school teacher for over 18 years at his alma mater, Greater Lowell Technical High School where he taught HVAC.

A loyal and passionate Patriots fan, he followed all the Boston sports teams and enjoyed golfing with family and friends.  David had a great sense of humor and enjoyed cooking.

Besides his twin children, David is survived by a sister Katherine A. Clark and her husband Michael and their children Timothy and Abigail all of Lowell; his former wife Martha (Collins) Armstrong of Lowell; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was also the brother of the late Joellen Armstrong who died in 1965.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the LGH Cancer Center, c/o Lowell General Hospital Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell

Condolences (8)
  • Veise E.
    Dear family, happy memories of Mr. Armstrong continue to be with you. But when sadness comes, may these promises bring you true solace. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. And he will wipe away the tears from all faces. Psalms 34:18; Isaiah 25:8 NWT. There will be a wonderful future when people all over the earth will not suffer illness ever again. No resident will say: " I am sick." Isaiah 33:24; Psalms 37:11, 29 NWT. Peace be with you.
  • Lauren May
    Kevin, I'm so saddened to hear of your father's passing. May all the wonderful memories you made with him through the years provide you some comfort through this very difficult time. He will forever watch over you and your sister, and I know you both will continue to make him a proud dad. My sincere condolences, Mrs. May
  • Martha Armstrong  - Pit
    Our lives will never be the same. You were a great dad. Please watch over us . We love u
  • Penny Estee  - Dave Armstrong
    To Dave's family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew Dave from working at Greater Lowell Tech. I also got to know him during his Chemo sessions because Dave and my Husband Joe would often sit next to each other and talk sports, esophagus cancer, which my husband also had, and life. I think in a way they kept each others spirits up for the chemo sessions. My husband passed away July 3. Joe often asked me to find out how Dave was doing. I was saddened to find out he also had passed away. Again my thoughts and prayers are with Daves family. Penny Estee
  • Andréa Prescott Gerakaris  - So very sorry to hear of your great loss...
    Kathy, I am so truly sorry to hear the news of your brother's passing. Though I never knew him as an adult, I remember him from the Daley Junior High and smiled as I saw his nickname stuck with him all these years. In time, I pray your memories of him will bring you peace, comfort, and smiles, too. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and the entire family at this time. Andréa & Family
  • John & Patti Vinal
    Kathy, Mike, Martha, Shaleigh and Kevin, may the memories of all the good times that you had with David help you guys through this time of terrible loss. I have no words to express the sadness and grief that comes with the loss of such a great friend. From our days playing football at the temple in our youth, our crazy summer vacations on Cape Cod, Sundays on Lane Street, and our years together in fantasy football, the memories and good times are things that I will hold on to forever. Thanks for always being the life of the party no matter where it was. You will be missed forever but you will never be forgotten! So long my friend, until we meet.
  • Mike Primeau  - So sorry to hear about Pit.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family. Dave was a great guy. I think of so many funny stories growing up with Dave. Thinking of him will always make me smile. God rest his soul.
  • Scott Slattery and Family
    All my thoughts and prayers to Kathy, Kevin, Shaleigh and the rest of the family. David was a wonderful father, brother and cousin. I will miss him greatly and remember many fond memories of him.
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