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William L. Westlake Jr. Obituary


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“Sharon, my dear friend, Rachel and Claire! I am so so sorry. I may never understand. We will always be linked by our history and friendship. Billie...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Evelin - friend

“I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing and send you my sympathy for your loss. The backyards of our homes off Maple Dr. abutted each other, we were cl...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Marcia Swanberg - Charlotte, NC

“To the Westlake Family, I worked with Bill early in my career at Xerox. He was helpful showing me the ropes and making sure I got all the info I...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Peterson - Rochester, NY

“When I think of Bill I always smile, he made people laugh and knew how to lighten things up. He was the most sincere and open person I ever worked...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Deb Steere - Friend

“I am sorry I don't have a photo to share, except the one in my mind. Bill and I met during school days in DeWitt. He was the son of one of my...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Holm McLean - Galveston, TX

“To Bill's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill in the Xerox SOHO group in East Rochester/Webster in the 1990's and he was always...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Tim Henry

“Sharon, Racheal and Claire; I am sorry for your loss. Bill brought laughter everywhere he went and made bad situations better for all he cared...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Martha Steele

“Please accept my sincerest sympathy in this time of you loss. Bill will be remember with fond memories. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Betsy Scharbach

“Bill was a great person. Bill had a great sense of humor and accepted everyone for what they brought to the party. There was never a hidden agenda...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Palmer - Friend

“To the Westlake Family, Please accept my sincerest sympathies. I worked with Bill at Xerox and can say that he was one of the most sincere people...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Travers - Rochester, NY


Schenectady- William L. Westlake Jr. 59, of Schenectady, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011.

William was born in Syracuse, New York.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sharon Westlake; daughters, Rachel Westlake and

Claire Hoffmire and her husband Brian; granddaughter, Amelia Hoffmire;

sisters, Caroline Hawbaker and Linnea Westlake; brother, Paul Westlake

and many other loved ones.

Visitation will be held Thursday June 16th from 5 PM to 8 PM at the

Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., (at McClellan St.), Schenectady.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Association.