Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Loretta A. ARMSTRONG, Age 59. Beloved wife of Deacon Jim. Dearest mother of Felisha. Loving daughter of Rita Stranko. Dear sister of Jerry Geist (Linda). Loving aunt of Sgt. Michael and Meghan Geist. Dear cousin of Diane Mravec (Michael). Dear sister in law and friend to many.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, August 11, 9:30 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday, 2-5 and 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Bridget Building Fund. To offer online condolences please visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. Jim,
    Please accept my sympathy for your wife, Loretta. I was saddened to hear the news of her passing. You & your family are in my thoughts.

  2. Dearest Jim, Felisha and Family,

    I am deeply sorry about the loss of your wife and mother Loretta. May God keep his hand over you in this most difficult time, and know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Chris, Clare and Mary Frances McGowan

  3. Jim,
    May Your Wonderful Memories of your Dear Beloved Wife, Loretta, bring you comfort as you face this most difficult time….
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lori & Al Schmitt

  4. Jim and Felisha,
    Our thoughts are with you both. I am hopeful that you will surround yourselves with the love and support of friends and family to get through this.
    Deb, Jim, Emma and Ethan

  5. Dear Jim and Felisha
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and in the days to come.

    My heartfelt condolences,

  6. Jim, My Dearest Friend,
    Words cannot convey the sadness I feel. My thoughts are with
    you and your entire family.


  7. Jim,

    Sue and I cannot believe this news, and our hearts go out to you and Felisha. If there is anything at all we can help you with, do not hesitate. Be strong Jim. You are in our thoughts, and in our prayers.

    Howard & Sue

  8. Jim and Felisha,
    Please know that my thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. I know your faith and family will surround you with support and love. My deepest sympathy on your loss.


  9. Dear Jimmy:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart felt sympathy . . . .Janice Guhl

  10. Dear Jim and Felisha,

    Please know that we are heartsick for you. You and Loretta will continue to be in our prayers.

    Marilyn and Don McCarthy

  11. I am so sorry to hear of this news. Loretta was a wonderful human being. I worked with her for 6 years and I am better person for having known her. Please accept my sympathy for your loss, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Hi Jim, Just extending my deepest sympahty to you and your daughter in the loss of your wife, Loretta. If you keep her in your heart, she’ll never leave you. May God ease you through this sad journey.

  13. Jim & Felicia:
    Your wife/mother was very passionately in love with you both. If I didn’t hear your names at least a couple times by noon, I began to worry.
    She and I had a push/pull relationship similar to that of siblings. We also shared a lot of the same personality traits. We both spoke too loudly and got hushed more than any others – but we had fun doing it! We often would jive off of each other and had a lot of fun discussing our solutions to all the world’s problems.
    Loretta will be missed and I’m so sad that I didn’t get, or make, an opportunity to say goodbye. Please keep in touch if there is anything I can do for you!
    Loretta – Thank you for being a friend!!!

  14. Dear Jim, Felicia and Rita Stranko,

    We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Take care,

    Jim and Jeanine

  15. Jim, Felisha, and Family:

    You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. Please let us know how we can help. You are in our prayers.



  16. Dear Jim and Felisha,
    We were so sorry to hear the news about Loretta. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this stressful time.

    Debbie & Mike Bacon

  17. Jim and Felisha — Please know we are thinking of you both. Although we never met Loretta, there is a now a new angel that will shine on both of you and carry you through this difficult time.

    The Galvan Family
    Mike, Sharon, Brad and Corinne

  18. My heart goes out to the Armstrong Family and I want each and everyone of you to know that you have my Deepest Sympathy I didn’t know her but, I know that she was someone special to you all Mother of Johniece Thornton.

  19. Dear Jim and Felisha, I was shocked to see the news of Loretta’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and mentor of mine when I was a Medical Technology student. I still remember what she said to me after I told her i was thinking about becoming a Medical technologist..”Don’t Do It.” We also had such great times as friends. Stay strong

  20. Dear Jim,
    Sending you and your family love and prayers at this difficult time. Our deepest condolences on your loss and we will keep you in our thoughts.
    Monica Robins and Deke Kumler

  21. Dear Jim~

    my heart breaks for you! I am praying for you and your daughter. May God grant you the strength to get through this most difficult time. In peace~

    Beth Cardina

  22. Deacon Jim,
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your wife. I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. My heart goes out to you and your family Jim. God bless you and give you strength during this difficult time. Lee

  24. I had the pleasure of working with Loretta at Evant. She was dedicated to working and helping people excel — and what she could do with an excell spreadsheat was sooo incredible helpful! She always was quick with a smile and had a hearty laugh! Even when she had her ‘hard hat’ sign on her door suggesting she was busy — she always made a few minutes to be available to brainstorm or help fix a problem! She talked of the both of you, Felisha and Jim, with such pride and love! I will miss hearing about whatever her next adventures were going to be. May the wonderful memories of your Mom and Wife help carry you forward.

  25. Dear Jim and Felisha, My deepest sympathy to you both. Loretta was such a wonderful, vivacious person and it was my privilege to know her. Her love and devotion to you always came through during our conversations. Felisha, your mom will always be with you in your mind and heart and please know she always wanted the best for you. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and I am so sorry for your loss.

  26. Jim & Felisha,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire framily durring these difficult days.
    Warmest regards,
    Al Wohl

  27. Jim and Felisha – I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mark Riggs

  28. Dear Jim,

    I was deeply saddened to learn the news about Loretta. May you know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many, many friends. My deepest sympathy to you and Felicia on your loss. Peace.

    Gary Weiland

  29. Hello Jim –

    We were deeply saddened to learn the news about your wife’s passing. May you and your family find some level of comfort in knowing that there are people out her who care about you, and some solace in your memories of happier times.

    Kathy Obert & Wayne Hill

  30. Jim & Felisha,

    We were hearbroken to hear of the untimely loss of Loretta. The two of you, as well as the entire Armstrong and Stranko families, are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Bless you all and may God give you the strength that will sustain you now and into your future.


  31. Dear Mr. Armstrong and Felisha,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Know that so many people have you in their prayers.
    Jim and Pam Nemec

  32. Jim and Feisha;
    My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of Loretta(your wife and mother). She always talked so proudly of the both of you and was constantly worried that she was doing the right things for you. You know she was because she was an excellent and caring person that God sent to all of us for the for the pupose of knowing how to live a life on earth by his will, so that all of us can be with him in all his Glory.
    I will miss her as a true friend. Who I considered a mentor in my professinal career when I was having problems. Bob Breznai

  33. Dear Jim and Felisha:

    I worked for Loretta at Evant for several years before I was terminated due to my illness. Loretta asked you to check on me at AGH MICU and I thank you for that concern. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at the passing of Loretta.

  34. Jim and Felisha,
    Our sympathy and support goes out to you at this time. May beautiful memories provide you peace.
    Don and Karen

  35. Dear Deacon Jim, Felisha and Rita Stranko,
    I was truly sorry to hear you lost Loretta. My prayers are being are being sent for Her and Her family.
    Joe, St. Wendelin Class of 1942

  36. My deepest sympathies Jim. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can take comfort in knowing so many of us whose lives you have touched care about you.


  37. Jim, please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I believe your family, friends, and faith in God will certainly carry you through this devastating time.

  38. Dear Jim,
    I am sorry to hear of Loretta’s death. I found out too late from my niece who once worked with your wife, I taught your paster in the fourth grade at St. Mary Magadelene school. I am friend to Ellen Loyke an Avila and member of your church. I called Larry Clark who is now living at Judson to forward the news.
    Your are in our prayers,
    Mary Ann Tady

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