James F. Westwood Sr., 82, Pa. Dept. of Ag inspector, father of three, enjoyed hunting, bowling

By on March 27, 2019

James F. Westwood Sr., 82, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Philipsburg to the late James F. and Anna Mae (Woodring) Westwood, and was the husband of Marjorie M. (Shope) Westwood, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage on Feb. 18, 2019.

He was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Ephrata. James was an inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. He loved his family, and enjoyed hunting, bowling and traveling.

In addition to his wife, James is survived by a daughter: Laura L. Wettlaufer; two sons, James, F. Jr., husband of Vicki Westwood; Mark L., husband of Maureen Westwood; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Genevieve, Louise, Ellie and Mary Ann.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron, followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m., with John and Cathy Wettlaufer officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in James’s memory may be made to Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, 17603.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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