Joseph Anthony Armstrong passed away January 23, 2021 at the age of 67 at his home in
College Park, MD. Originally from Augusta, GA, he graduated from Aquinas High School, Class of 1971,
and received an Associate Degree from Augusta State University in 1980. During that time, he traveled
and worked in many interesting places within the U.S. After working on the construction of Plant Vogtle,
Joseph moved to Washington, DC in 1984 as a professional union iron worker. He joined the HVAC field in
1998 after completing a four-year apprenticeship, pursued HVAC sales, became store manager, and
taught HVAC at the University of the District of Columbia. A devout member of St. James Catholic
Church in Mount Rainier, MD, he became an ESL instructor, homeless services program organizer, events
volunteer, lector, Eucharistic minister, and a member of the choir and of the Holy Name Society. He and
his wife of 10 years, Nieva Tiongson Armstrong, made many good memories together. Joseph worked
hard, made many friends, and enjoyed life.The son of Philip Joseph and Mary Dorothy Brown
Armstrong, Joseph is survived by three sisters, Mary Armstrong, Debbie Armstrong, and Elizabeth
Armstrong Coyne, and one brother, Philip Armstrong. His other brother, Bernard Armstrong,
predeceased him in 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. James Catholic Church in Mount Rainier,
MD, at https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/giving/stjamesmr and choose Offertory in the fund field. You
can indicate this is for Joseph’s memory in the optional note field. If you wish your donation to go to the
St. James Catholic Church Holy Name Society, please indicate that in the optional note field as well.
Memorial service celebration at St. James Catholic Church, 3628 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier,
MD 20712 on February 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
A memorial mass celebration will be held at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church 1420 Monte Sano Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904 on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 am, followed by burial.
Use this link to live stream the service for Mr. Armstrong: