I am making this memorial for my brother Henry. As we all know the good Lord took him early in life. When I remember Henry I think of all the times growing up when we would get into trouble. It's wasn't easy being the children of a Minister. You know how us preacher's kids are. Well Henry was no different. He was what I would call the "Risk Taker". I guess every family has one and Henry was ours. If it could go fast and make a lot of noise you could count on Henry wanting to do it.
I can remember Henry one summer at our cabin where he climbed a tree off of some cliffs and jumped into the river from it. It had to be 60 feet and he hit the water so hard it ripped his shorts off. He didn't think it was any big deal but man you would never catch me up there.
We all miss you very much and words can't explain how hard it is at times. There was so much more to his life than many people will ever know. Henry had his deamons but he was winning. He would give his shirt of his back giving something when he had nothing.
We love you bro....
Henry E. Westfield Jr., 39, of Claude Street, Dallas, passed away Sunday at his parents’ home of natural causes.
Born March 26, 1966, in Kingston, he was a son of the Rev. Henry Sr. and Alice Westfield of Dallas. A 1985 graduate of West Side Vocational Technical High School, he was a member of the Dallas High School marching band. He received an honorable discharge from the Pennsylvania National Guard with numerous awards while serving. He was employed by Fey International, Plains, as a forklift operator. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Henry was the proud father of his surviving children, Erik, Mark, Levi, Noah and Emalyn. He is survived by parents, the Rev. Henry and Alice Westfield, Dallas; brothers Wayne, Nazareth; John-Mark, Hubert, N.C.; Paul Aaron, Centermoreland; aunt Beverly Sobocinski, Trucksville; two nephews; three nieces.
Funeral service will be Friday at 8 p.m. in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Aaron Hastie officiating.
Friends may call Friday from 5 p.m. until time of service.