Patricia D. Westfall, 78, of Michael Circle Trackside Homes, Johnstown, died Thursday morning August 2, 2012, at her granddaughter's home in Broadalbin with family at her side.
She was born in Amsterdam on November 22, 1933, a daughter of Chester and Grace Van Vranken Hoes and attended local school. Pat moved to Broadalbin in 1958 and lived there until moving to Johnstown six years ago.
She worked at the former Bayshore Industries in Amsterdam and later at the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance in Albany, before retiring in 1993. Mrs. Westfall was also an election inspector for Fulton County , working mostly in Broadalbin.
She was a member of the Broadalbin United Methodist Church.
Pat was a member and past president of the VFW Auxiliary Post #8690 in Broadalbin and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a member of several Senior Citizens groups, including Broadalbin, Gloversville, and Johnstown, serving as the longtime secretary for Johnstown's group.
Pat loved traveling, playing cards and penny bingo, reading, and camping with her family. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was married to Donald J. Westfall on September 4, 1955. He died on May 8, 2003. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Rehder, who died February 26, 2003 and a daughter, Mary Lou Westfall, who died September 7, 2011.
Survivors include a son, Richard (Debra) Westfall of Fonda; two daughters, Linda (James) Thompson of Amsterdam and Paula Rehder (Ricky Galusha) of Schenectady; two sisters, Barbara Hoes of Amsterdam and Diane (Doug) King of Gloversville; five grandchildren, Stephany Powers, Toni Lampman, Joseph Rehder, Amanda Pawloski, and Matthew Westfall; three great-grandchildren, Madison Husvar, Lilliana and Abigail Powers; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc. 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 & Black Street) Johnstown with Rev. Peter Ellis officiating. Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, in care of the funeral home.