403 Forbidden


nginx
About An Amazing Life|Help

Donald
Westra Sr.

June 10, 1938 – October 15, 2018

Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra Donald Westra
Share this tribute
Memorial Candles Lit for Donald | SEE ALL
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
"Dear Mary, My sincere sympathy to you and your family with the passing of your father-in-law. Although I am unable to visit during..."
— Pat Boffa

Obituary for Donald Westra Sr.

Print
WESTRA, Donald W., 80, went home to be with his Savior and Lord on October 15, 2018. Born in Paterson on June 10, 1938, he lived most of his adult life in Wayne and most recently, North Haledon. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Wellema and Doris Walkotten and two brothers, Harry Westra and Robert Westra. He was a member of Faith Community Church in Wyckoff.
He was a loving, devoted husband to his wife Judith (Hagedoorn) for 56 years. Beloved father to son Donald Westra Jr. and wife Mary of North Haledon, daughter Pamela Abma and husband James Abma of Wyckoff, son Michael Westra and wife Sandra of North Haledon, and son John Westra and wife Kristin of Pequannock. Adored grandfather (“Pop Pop”) to 11 grandchildren plus 5 grandchildren through marriage, as well as 4 great-grandchildren.
After high school, he spent time serving in the Coast Guard, after which he began working with his brothers Harry and Robert installing tile. In 1955, he and his brothers founded Wayne Tile Company where he faithfully invested the rest of his working life.
He was a very humble, generous person, with a deep love for God that has influenced multiple generations of his family. He had a fun, silly side and was always up for any kind of adventure. He especially loved spending time with his family in the Adirondack Mountains, and enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, boating, and golfing. Following retirement, he enjoyed spending winter months in Florida and traveling abroad.

The family will receive family and friends on Thursday from 4-8 PM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes.
Memorial Service Friday 11 AM at Faith Community Christian Reformed Church, 530 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.
Private Burial.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Eastern Christian School Association, 50 Oakwood Ave., North Haledon, NJ 07508, or the Christian Healthcare Center (CHCC Foundation), 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

To send flowers to the family of Donald Westra Sr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Visitation

When Thursday, October 18th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
Address
530 High Mountain Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Service Information

When
Friday, October 19th, 2018 11:00am
Location
Faith Community Christian Reformed Church
Address
530 Sicomac Ave.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Service Extra Info
Memorial Service

Interment Information

Location
Laurel Grove Memorial Park
Address
295 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ
Interment Extra Info
Interment will be held private