OBITUARY: Kent Ellsworth Armstrong, 85, Passed Away Aug. 6 in Melbourne

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Kent retired and moved to Melbourne where he enjoyed bird watching, gardening and spending time with family

Kent Ellsworth Armstrong was lovingly cared for by his daughters until he passed away at the age of 85 on August 6, 2022, in Melbourne, Florida. He was a passionate master gardener. This led to him becoming a garden clinic instructor through the University of Florida in conjunction with the IFAS Extension. Kent was also a volunteer with Wildlife Rescue, Meals On Wheels and the Sebastian Inlet.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Kent Ellsworth Armstrong was lovingly cared for by his daughters until he passed away at the age of 85 on August 6, 2022, in Melbourne, Florida.

Kent was born on February 25, 1937, in Rochester, New York, to Pearl and George Armstrong. Kent was raised in Rochester along with is sister, Brenda. He attended East High School, then served in the U.S. Army.

Those who knew Kent appreciated his strong work ethic. Kent was a dedicated employee of the Eastman Kodak Company, known throughout building 29 as “Star.” Kent also started his own business, Westside Gutter and Siding, which he continued with until he retired.

After raising his family in Spencerport, New York, Kent retired and moved to Melbourne, Florida, where he enjoyed bird watching, gardening and spending time with family.

He was a passionate master gardener. This led to him becoming a garden clinic instructor through the University of Florida in conjunction with the IFAS Extension. Kent was also a volunteer with Wildlife Rescue, Meals On Wheels and the Sebastian Inlet.

In addition to his parents, Kent was predeceased by his wife, Camille Armstrong. He is survived by his sister, Brenda McCaughey of Bel Aire, Maryland; his son Kevin (Cynthia) of Morgantown, West Virginia; daughters Lynn Armstrong and Sue (Ed) Backiel of Melbourne, Florida, Melissa Kania of Medina, Ohio, Holly McCracken of Melbourne, Florida and a stepson, Michael Masseau of Rochester, New York along with 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Kent’s life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hester Wagner Community House, 6200 Hall Road, Melbourne Village, Florida 32904.

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