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Bertha E. Armstrong
September 6, 1928 ~ April 19, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Bertha E. Hardcastle Cox Armstrong, 94, of Buckley Road Senior Apartments in North Syracuse passed away on April 19, 2023 at Upstate hospital after surviving a stroke. She passed on her terms surrounded by her family.
Bertha is survived by her sisters Frances Moore, Lillian Rougeau and Louise Hardcastle, her brother Mark Hardcastle, her son Tab Cox and her daughter Sandie Ford and by many stepchildren that she dearly loved.
She was predeceased by her first-born son, Charles Cox, JR, her stepdaughter Peggy Cox, her brother Glenn Hardcastle, her first husband Charles Cox and her second husband George Armstrong.
Bertha has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that gave her much happiness.
Bertha was born in Syracuse and grew up on a farm near Constantia. After the death of her first husband, Bertha graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in engineering. She went on to
become a very successful manager at Crouse-Hinds. Upon retirement, she rekindled the love for her high school sweetheart, George Armstrong and remarried. With George by her side she travelled to all 50 states and over 8 foreign countries.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 631 S. Main Street, Central Square, New York. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. She will be buried in Hillside Cemetery, Central Square. Arrangements are in the care of Watson’s Funeral Home, Central Square, NY.
Contributions in Bertha’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital (www.stjude.org) or to the West Monroe Historical Society, PO Box 53, West Monroe, NY 13167.