Age 85, of 608 West Gulf dr., New Port Richey, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 1979. He was a native of St. Paul, Minn., and had lived in New Port Richey 25 years, coming from Arlington, Va., where he had resided for 36 years, during which period he was a scientific illustrator for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. He also operated his own sign printing business in Arlington. Mr. Armbruster was a prominent Christian Lay Leader and was a founder and charter member of Calvary Church of The Nazarene in Arlington, First Church of The Nazarene in Alexandria, and Mt. Vernon Nazarene Church. After his retirement from the U.S. Government in 1954, he moved to New Port Richey, where he continued his fine business and church activities. He was a founder fo the First Baptist Church of Holliday and was a member of The First Baptist Church in New Port Richey, he was an Army Veteran of World War 1, and a member of American Legion Paradise Post, No. 79. Survivors: Wife Margaret; two sons, Cmmdr. William A. Armbruster, Severna Park, Md., and Edwin Armbruster, Panama Canal Zone; one daughter, Byrdie R. Thomas, Lexington, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brother, Edward J. Armbruster, Arlington, Va. Funeral services will be Friday, at 3 p.m. at NORTH FUNERAL HOME, New Port Richey, with pastor C. Thomas Bennett, First Baptist Church and Pastor Rus Aldridge, Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial Meadowlawn Memorial Garden, New Port Richey, Fla.