Joseph E.  Westdyke

Joseph E. Westdyke

Friday, April 22nd, 1966 - Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Joseph Edward Westdyke, of Sellersville, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was 52.

Born in Sussex, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Abraham and Elizabeth (Knopf) Westdyke. He was a graduate of Delaware Valley High School.

Joe had been employed as a truck driver by PV Transport-Clemens Food Group, of Hatfield; Tastykake; B & D Trucking; and Indian Valley Bulk Carriers, of Tylersport.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Perkasie Owls Club, Nest #1224.

An avid fisherman, Joe had also loved the Philadelphia Eagles.

He is survived by his three children, Aiden, Jacob, and Kathryn Westdyke, all of Sellersville; and a step-daughter, BreAnne Parkinson, and her husband, Jarred, of Brisbane, Australia.

Joe is also survived by his siblings, Robert Westdyke, of Hawley, PA; Alice Botti and her husband, Bill, of East Rapids, MI; Michael Westdyke and his wife, Teresa, of Sussex, NJ; Susan Westdyke, of St. Petersburg, FL; Anne Westdyke, of Austin, TX; George Westdyke and his wife, Marlese, of Bartonsville, PA; John Westdyke, of Philadelphia; Mary Wittman and her husband, Steve, of Dripping Springs, TX; many nieces and nephews; and his former wife and mother of his children, Jennifer Westdyke, of Sellersville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cecelia Westdyke Ungerer

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, in the Perkasie Owls Club, 602 Elm Street, Perkasie, PA 18944. The family extends an invitation to friends and family to come and share memories of Joe.

A memorial Mass will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations to aid in the education of his children may be made c/o Jennifer Westdyke, 631 Keystone Drive, Sellersville, PA 18960.
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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Perkasie Owls Club
    Address
    602 Elm Street
    Perkasie, , PA 18944
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    A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 1-5 p.m.

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Jennifer Hassan

Posted at 05:20pm
Thank you, Anne, for bringing sweet Joe to Austin when I was visiting you and your Mom there last year. It was absolutely wonderful to see him again after so many years. He was as gorgeous and charming as ever – smart, witty, gregarious and full of humor and heart. The same Joe I knew and adored in high school, but older and wiser, of course, and a little pensive, as he was at a crossroads in his life at that time. We talked for hours, and it was such a treat to have him all to myself for a while at a bar and grill near Anne’s home. Well, almost to myself. Joe had such a dynamic personality – flirty, funny, outgoing. Qualities that were not at all lost on the many pretty ladies at that bar and grill. I think they were a little jealous of me! Joe’s greatest joy that day was sharing photos of Aiden, Jacob, and Kathryn. Looking at their lovely faces was like glimpsing the teen-aged Joe I knew in high school. I want to cry when I think of how young he still was, and how quickly and suddenly he left us. But then I have to smile, when I think of his dear mother, and imagine “Miss Betty” welcoming her little caboose home. Sending love to Joe and all the Westdykes – Jennifer Hassan
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Posted at 09:18pm
I will always treasure the times I spent at Joe's house as a child . Exploring the land and swinging on the rope swing into the creek :)
His family treated me as there own
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