Richard R. Westfall 1952-2014

NEWTON FALLS – Richard R. Westfall, 61, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1952, in Akron, the son of the late Carl and Fredia Nelson Westfall.

Richard was a family man in the traditional sense. He strongly believed in providing for his family, leaving to want for nothing. He was a man who supported his children’s every endeavor from the time they were born to his last day of life.

He took care of his loving wife in every way possible and saw her every day for the last 40 years. Their marriage was happy and true until ”death do us part.”

He is survived by his wife, Karen Westfall, and their three children, Richard Jr., Melissa Ariel and Christopher William (Allison); two grand-puppies, Parker and Beckley; two brothers; one sister; six nephews; two nieces; one great-niece; and his in-laws, George and Josephine Dalton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National MS Society, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 202, Independence, 44131, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to The Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 330-744-2289.

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