Family posting on the "Caring Bridge" website.
In loving memory.
June 5, 1929 - December 18, 2017
Today we honor the life of Sheldon Westervelt. Last night he passed on to eternal peace, freed by his God from the exhaustion and struggle of this Earthly anchor. His death was peaceful. As in his life, he was surrounded by family and friends who gathered to celebrate his life and the indelible marks that he has left on ours. We are in the process of arranging a memorial service, but after considering holiday travel schedules, we will likely hold off for a few weeks. A military burial service will follow once we complete the scheduling process. Details will be posted to this site.
Sheldon will be remembered as a devoted husband to Sharon, who fought tirelessly alongside him during this season of illness. More significantly they partnered together through the joys and adventures of a full life together. Sheldon was a loving father, a proud grandfather, and a 'rock' of a family patriarch. He loved the tradition of holidays seasons and one of his greatest joys was gathering everyone around the table, taking a picture of the food and the people, and then savoring the meal over good conversation and humor. Christmases and birthdays were reminders of the importance of family and the blessings of being together. He was also a dedicated friend and mentor who held his friends close for decades. He honored his career of service in the Navy, and was proud to represent our country. His induction into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame signified his contributions to the science of the sport. He loved the elegance of good design, appreciated the significance of community recreation, and reveled in the excitement of the sport.
We invite the gathered community here to share stories, snapshots, memories, and gratitudes with the family. We grieve with you, but also celebrate a life worth lived. Dad, your presence we miss, your memories we treasure.
Posted on www.CaringBridge.org by Malissa Westervelt December 18, 2017.