Edwin V. Westman

Edwin “Ed” V. Westman of Sparkill, NY passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2020. He was 81 years old. Born on June 23rd, 1938 and raised in The Bronx, he was the son of Anna Johnson and stepson of Artie Johnson. In 1956, he graduated from Evander Childs High School and went on to work for Verizon. Ed served in the US Army from 1958 through 1964. In 1964, he joined the New York City Police Department and retired 20 years later, in 1984. He then went back to finish his career with Verizon, where he retired from the company. His post-retirement days were spent driving the school bus for his local school district.

Ed was married to Amelia “Millie” (Clark) Westman for 45 years until her death in 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Judy DiToma and they shared an adventurous 15 years.

Ed is also survived by his two sons, Clifford, wife Mary; and Glenn, partner Joan. Ed has nine grandchildren: Cassie; GySgt USMC Max, wife Colby; Patrick; Taylor; Fiona; Cole; Kyle; and Kate.  He also has a great-grandchild on the way.

Ed was a true outdoorsman and loved to hunt. He spent many weekends hunting in the Catskills with his two sons. An avid sailor, Ed was a dedicated member of the Hook Mountain Yacht Club, where he was an award-winning sailboat racer.

When he wasn’t on his sailboat or hanging out at the boat club, you could find him in the kitchen, probably cooking up a mean Seafood Fettuccini. Known by many as “Chef Ed,” he loved spending time roaming the grocery store aisles.

A longtime resident of Sparkill, Ed volunteered with the Sparkill Volunteer Fire Company. He was also an active member of the Pearl River Gun Club; the American Legion; and the Pearl River United Methodist Church.

He taught his children and grandchildren to work hard, be respectful and honor the service of others. Ed will be missed dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at Pearl River United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, New York 10965.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pearl River Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, New York 10965 or Family House University Place, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 545, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.


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