Harry W. Armitage, 81, of Stroudsburg, died Friday afternoon, November 18, at the VNA Hospice House in East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Jeanne (Taylor) Armitage.
Born on January 16, 1930 in East Stroudsburg he was a son of the late Fred and Florence (Detrick) Armitage and was a lifetime resident of Monroe County.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Harry was manager of several local banks and was Stroud Township Tax Collector for many years. He organized the first Tax Collectors Association.
He was a member of and served as the first treasurer of Faith United Methodist Church in Stroud Township. He was also an active member and volunteer of R.S.V.P.; was a member of Varsity S and belonged to many local organizations. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Fred H. Armitage of Dallas, TX, Randy S. Armitage and his wife Evann of Moscow and Patti A. Jefferson of East Stroudsburg; two step-children, Sharon Potter of Stroudsburg and Matthew Miller and his wife Mary Lee of Easton; six grandchildren, Benjamin Potter, a 3rd year Cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Christopher "Bubba" Potter, Melissa Miller, Kimberly Miller, Kristi MacKenzie and Jeffrey MacKenzie II; three great grandchildren: a brother, Ronald Armitage of Stroudsburg and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Musselman and Betty Brands; two brothers, John F. Armitage, Jr. and Frank O. Armitage and a son-in-law, Stephen Jefferson.
There will be a viewing from 7:00 to 8:30PM Monday, November 21, at the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg. A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, November 22, at Christ Episcopal Church, 205 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg with the Rev. Doug Moyer officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date in Custard's Cemetery, Bartonsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial remembrances be made to Salvation Army, 226 Washington Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360; Meals on Wheels of Monroe County, 9 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 or VNA Hospice of Monroe County, 502 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.