William W. “Bill” Westover
William W. “Bill” Westover, 82, of 1630 Old Pittsfield Road, Pittsfield, passed away Saturday March, 16, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
Bill was born April 19, 1930, in Blandburg, Pa., a son of the late William H. and Ardella Kline Westover. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a radar specialist earning the China Service Medal, the Korean Service Ribbon, the Naval Occupation Medal and the U.S. Service Medal. He retired in 1993 from Carborundum in Falconer, N.Y., where he had worked as a machinist. Bill was a member of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658, the AMVETS Club in Sugar Grove, and was a life member of the VFW in Tidioute. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, vacationing at the beach, playing cards, and especially spending time with his family and many friends camping at “Jacksonville North.” Bill was also an avid Indianapolis Colts fan. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Phyllis Jackson Westover, whom he married Oct. 17, 1970, in Leon, N.Y., his children: Rhonda Crippen of Pittsfield, Mark Crippen of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Pamela Barnes of North Royalton, Ohio, Michael Westover of Warren and Dean Westover of Youngsville; two brothers: Arthur Dean Westover of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Chester Westover of Timberlake, Ohio; nine grandchildren: Jennifer Martensson, Benjamin Crippen, Jessica Wardzala, Paul Barnes, Alex Shaw, and Kylie, Cameron, Joshua, and Leo Westover; four great-grandchildren: Ronja Martensson, Myles Wardzala, Lillian Barnes and Areina Shaw; and one great-grandchild expected soon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Westover.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 North Main St. in Youngsville. A memorial service will be held there on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Pastor Dale Haight of Warren, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Lajose, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren Co., 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa. 16365. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.