Dave “Tij” Armitage,  a.k.a Tigger the Tyrannt

[ David A. Armitage, 33, of South Fayette Township, formerly of Cecil, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Lauren (Tokarczyk) Armitage; devoted father of Kingston David Armitage; loving son of Dale and Connie (Veydt) Armitage, of Cecil; brother of Jill (Jason) Kowalski, of Cecil; uncle of Emerson Kowalski; son-in-law of Bob and Sandy Tokarczyk; and brother-in-law of Courtney Tokarczyk. A 1997 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and a 2001 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Dave was currently a math teacher at Keystone Oaks Middle School, where he also was a coach for the high school football team. ]

Dave was not only my best friend, but also my brother.  We grew up together since we were 7 years old, played sports together in high school and college, and even our wives are longtime best friends.  He was the best man I ever known.  Dave loved his family and friends and was a devout Christian, which helped him get through and accept his battle with cancer.

Dave had many hobbies, but playing A&A was his favorite.  He enjoyed the IAAPA and getting to play different players from all over.  His style of play was like his poker strategies…aggressive.

Dave touched many lives, and will be missed by many.

-Chuck Benedict “viking63”