Doris “Valjean” (Gestner) Armor, 96, of 339 W. Jamestown Rd., Greenville (formerly of Lower Burrell, PA), died peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2017, at her residence at the Ridgewood.

She was born March 1, 1921, in Tarentum, PA, daughter of the late Dr. John and Eula (Hunter) Gestner. She was a 1938 graduate of Tarentum High School and a 1942 graduate of Westminster College, having been named Freshman of the Year. She married the late John C. Miller in 1942. In 1959, she married Hayes V. Armor, who preceded her in death in 2007.

She worked as an executive secretary at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. (now Allegheny Technologies Inc.) for 32 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, and Brackenridge Heights Country Club. In addition to being an avid golfer and card player, she enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending winters in Naples, FL.

She is survived by her son, Dr. John L. (Barbara) Miller, of Greenville, PA; a stepson, William (Lonnie) Armor of Lower Burrell, PA; two grandchildren, Father John L. Miller of Oil City, PA, and Jill Marie (Matthew) Ross of Greenville, PA; two step-grandchildren, Thomas Armor of Lower Burrell, PA, and Ryan Armor of Murrysville, PA; four great-grandchildren, Katie, Anna, Brian, and Johnmichael Ross; four step-greatgrandchildren, Lindsay, Noelle, Natalie, and Barrett Armor; and four nieces and nephews, Dr. Susan, Anne, John, and Tom Whitney.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou (Gestner) Whitney.

A private religious service for the family is being held with her grandson, Father Miller, as the presider, and interment will be at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell, PA.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northhampton, MA 01061 or 1-888-622-8527 or www.macular.org.



  1. Lois Clark Lois Clark
    September 21, 2017    

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. Valjean was a longtime good friend of mine. We golfed and socialized with our many friends. She will be missed.

  2. D. Hetrick D. Hetrick
    October 3, 2017    

    Dear Family,
    I was sorry to read of your loss. Death is such an enemy that we all have in common. Jesus taught that the dead will live again and he showed it by raising people from death during his earthly ministry. The Bible promises that we can see our dead loved ones again right here on a paradise earth. (Revelation 21:4, Acts 24:15) If you would like to learn more you can read the brochure Good News From God which you can download from jw.org.

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