OBITUARY

Armand A. DuPont Jr.

June 2, 1949May 10, 2013

In Memory of Armand Alfred DuPont, Jr. June 2, 1949 - March 10, 2013 "Am I dying or is this my birthday?" - Lady Astor, surrounded by family on the night she died -- Armand's favorite quote Armand Alfred DuPont, Jr., 63, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida. He was a long-time resident of Jefferson County (Wacissa) and worked as an accountant for Florida State University Athletic Department until his retirement. Armand grew up in Jacksonville and Miami, and attended the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida and Florida State University. He was a gifted AAU swimmer, and at 12 was at the top of his age group. He swam for the Jacksonville YMCA and the Allapatta YMCA in Miami, excelling in breaststroke competition. An avid student of American history, devoted Seminole and NASCAR fan, he will be remembered by those who knew him as a great, enduring friend who also loved his family well. His dry humor and quick wit were unsurpassed. For years, he served as the editor of the online game, The Run for the Lillies, honing his writing skills to delightful perfection, which friends and fans followed with enthusiasm. He was well read, politically active locally and a champion of democracy. He is survived by his wife Robin DuPont and sister Celia Wannall (Dick) of Marietta, GA; nephew Matthew Wannall (Mary Steele) of Aberdeen, NC; great-nieces Lauren, Hannah, and Peyton; and nephew Danny Wannall (Mary Wright) of Cartersville, GA; great-nephew Graham and great-niece Katie, in addition to his many friends and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Armand A. and Alice Tongue DuPont. Armand requested that his ashes be released by his family to the Atlantic Ocean. A private memorial service will be observed. For the love and support provided, his family asks that memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, Tallahassee, Florida at www.bigbendhospice.org. or 1-800-772-5862.

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  • A Private Memorial Service is Planned
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Armand A. DuPont Jr.

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Stephen Thomas

May 28, 2013

Robin,

Of all the people I have never met, I am/was most fond of Armand, and am proud and blessed to have had him as a friend. His work with the Game, his wit, his sports insight, his knowledge, his posts,--all enriched my life. What an honor to have known him. Mornings will not be the same without the gift of a Sacred Cowboys posting. I grieve your loss.

Stephen Thomas (aka Tim Ormortis), Siloam Springs AR

Curt Salada (Sleeps With Fishes)

May 28, 2013

Known to me only through The Game, Armand was one of those people who somehow managed to shift the axis of my life, just a bit, nudging me in the direction of the love of learning, and toward a deeper appreciation of each person's unique contribution.
Rest in peace, friend.

Jeff, half of Dinner With(out) Jack Klugman

May 28, 2013

Robin, I'm so sorry to hear of Armand's passing. I only knew him through The Game's email system, but I know he was a good guy - funny, witty, and I enjoyed reading the Game emails. He'll be missed by all of us. My sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your extended family.

May 28, 2013

Robin --

Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. Armand epitomized the "gentleman and scholar" compliment, and I was pleased to have made his acquaintance through The Game. His impact was truly global.

All the best from "Farms for Sale,"

John in DC

Doug Bernstein

May 28, 2013

Dear Robin,
I was so sorry to hear about Armand's death. I knew him only through The Game, but always felt he was a friend. I will miss him very much.

Joe Kreizinger

May 28, 2013

My condolences, Robin. I, too, have so enjoyed my Game email conversations with Armand over the past decade. Our FSU-Husker conversations were especially enjoyable. He was truly one in a million and I will miss him very much. Peace to you.

Wayno

May 28, 2013

Deepest sympathies to you, Robin.

I will miss Ponty's wit, humor and friendship.

May 28, 2013

Of course I knew Armand through the game but I also had the privilege of lunching with him, in Tallahassee, about ten years ago. We had many cordial email exchanges over the years. He will be sorely missed!!
Clifton Chadwick (El Chileno)

Sheri Matheson

May 28, 2013

Robin, I'm so sorry to hear of Armand's death. He and I corresponded off the Dead Pool list every once in a while when I was an active member and I still sent him hits from time to time when I became inactive a few years ago.. My game name is Cerberus. I always enjoyed his repartee and our notes. My sincere condolences.

DaDa Sisters

May 28, 2013