David Oliver Westfall
October 18, 1936 - February 14, 2014
David Oliver Westfall went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 14, 2014 with family and friends beside him and with the voices of his fellow choir members singing his favorite hymns.
Dave was born in New York, NY on October 18, 1936 to Oliver Alfred Westfall III and Frances Eugenia Prior Westfall. He grew up in Bronxville, NY and went to Mt. Hermon Prep School in Gill, MA and graduated Bucknell University in 1958. After graduation, he enlisted in the army and served in Germany as an accountant.
In the years till he retired, Dave worked for General Motors, RIA and Pepsico.
Dave lived in Yorktown Heights, NY where he raised his two children with his first wife Louise (Koenig) King. In 1986 he married Constance Mack Seixas and they retired and moved to Raleigh in 1994. Dave met his third wife Patricia Brown Prentice in the spring of 2012 through their children. Dave and Pat were married December 16, 2012.
He was renowned for his hijinks and how he touched the lives of people. Dave loved to serve in many ways, especially in the ministries at North Raleigh United Methodist and South Hudson Tres Dias. He loved music, played the violin and sang in his church choir. His passion was watching the Yankees, taking his Golden Retrievers for a walk around the neighborhood while smoking his pipe, and just sitting on the back porch with his wife Pat watching the nature.
Dave is pre-deceased by wife Connie and sister Lois Feick. Dave is survived by wife Pat; son Andrew; daughter Susan Prentice her husband Dave, their two children, Drew and Josh; his in-laws Jack Feick, Virginia Mack Basak and her husband Paul; 10 stepchildren and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday, February 22 at North Raleigh United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh 27615.
Condolences may be made at www.cremnc.com
Published in The News & Observer on Feb. 19, 2014