William W. “Bill” Westover, 82, of 1630 Old Pittsfield Rd., 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 US Navy during the Korean War as a radar specialist, earning the China Service Medal, the Korean Service Ribbon, the Naval Occupation Medal, and the US Service Medal. He retired in 1993 from Carborundum in Falconer, N.Y., where he had worked as a machinist. Bill was a Post 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 that knew him.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Phyllis Jackson Westover, whom he married October 17, 1970 in Leon, N.Y., his children, Rhonda Crippen of Pittsfield, Mark Crippen of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Pamela Barnes of North Royalton, OH, Michael Westover of Warren, and Dean Westover of Youngsville, two brothers, Arthur Dean Westover of Elizabethtown, KY and Chester Westover of Timberlake, OH, nine grandchildren, Jennifer Martensson, Benjamin Crippen, Jessica Wardzala, Paul Barnes, Alex Shaw, and Kylie, Cameron, Joshua, and Leo Westover, 4 great grandchildren, Ronja Martensson, Myles Wardzala, Lillian Barnes, 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 47 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 11:00 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 County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa., 16365. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome. net.