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Stillman Foote Westbrook

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Stillman "Tim" Foote Westbrook, age 60, of Newark, DE, died on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at his home.
Tim was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 7, 1949. He grew up in Delaware County, PA, graduated from the Episcopal Academy in Merion, PA, and Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, VA, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Tim later lived in North Carolina where he worked in local government and information technology for many years. He recently retired as information systems manager for New Castle County government in Delaware after over 15 years of service. Tim was a founder and leader of several professional groups throughout his career.
Tim relished a life of sailing, reading, political observation, hiking and of sharing his passion and knowledge of history with his family and others. He was a lifelong, active member of the Episcopal Church. Throughout his life within the Episcopal Church, he held numerous leadership positions at several parishes and dioceses, including as a member of the choir and of the vestry in which he held the position of senior warden multiple times. Most recently, he was a member of St. Thomas's Episcopal Parish in Newark, DE.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stillman F. Westbrook Jr. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Catherine Luker Westbrook; daughters, Catherine E. Westbrook of Honey Brook, PA, Margaret L. Westbrook of West Chester, PA, and Jennie S. Westbrook of Washington DC; mother, Eugenia H. Westbrook of Newtown Square, PA; sister, Ellen E. Westbrook of Strafford, NH; mother-in-law, Mary Catherine Luker of Brewton, AL; brother-in-law, William Luker and his wife, Lisa, of Brewton, AL, and their children. Additionally, Tim is survived by a large extended family, including numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas's Episcopal Parish, 276 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 2:30 until 3:15 p.m. at the same location. A private burial in Hartford, CT, will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Stillman "Tim" Westbrook may be given to The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (PO Box 807, Harper's Ferry, WV 25425, or directed to support Dr. John J. Laterra's research in neuro-oncology (Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center) or checks payable to Johns Hopkins University, with a memo indicating a gift in memory of Tim mailed to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD, 21201).

Published in The News Journal from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2010
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