A 61-year-old Medina man, Alan S. ARMSTRONG, 810 Park Ave., was pronounced dead at Medina Memorial Hospital this morning after falling headlong down a steep flight of stairs from the second floor of the Curry Bldg., 541 Main St. Mr. ARMSTRONG was declared dead on arrival at the hospital and a physician gave the cause of death as apparently a heart attack which the man suffered at the top of the flight of stairs.
Witnesses to the accident said Armstrong was approaching the second floor office of the New York State Employment Services and had almost reached the top when he slumped and fell back to the street level. He ascended the flight of stairs at about 8:30 a.m., although the office which he was seeking does not open until 9 o’clock. Mr. ARMSTRONG was a partial invalid, walking with an artificial leg since the amputation of one limb some years ago as a result of a diabetic condition.
He was born in Ridgeway on July 26, 1893, the son of Fred B. and Fannie STEVENS ARMSTRONG. He had been engaged in the agricultural field and bought produce for many years. He was a member of First Presbyterian church and had lived in Ridgeway until about five or six years ago when he moved to Medina.
He is survived by his wife, Mayme; three sons, Donald and Keith ARMSTRONG and George STEVENS, of Medina; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin WILSON and Mrs Irvin HUNTER, both of Medina; three brothers, Murray ARMSTRONG of Medina, Gerald of Clyde, N.Y., and George of Detroit, Mich. Also two grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.
Friends may call at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., from where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. Edward J. SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in Tanner Cemetery.