Thursday, January 20, 2011

Newark teen thankful for lessons learned, after his mentor's death

Newark Advocate (Newark, NJ) January 20, 2011

"Cody Richards didn't want his mother to tell the story, but she did anyway:
It happened not long after Bill Westerfelt's funeral Jan. 4, when Kathy Baker was within earshot of her 15-year-old son as he sat with Westerfelt's dog, Buckaroo, in Poplar Fork Cemetery.
'Once I get my driver's license,' she heard Cody say to the long-haired Chihuahua. 'We're gonna hafta go visit your dad.'
Westerfelt, of Heath, was only 36 when he died suddenly from a brain aneurysm Dec. 29.
His family remembers Westerfelt as a humble man with a good sense of humor and a big heart, who overcame personal struggles to give his best to others -- especially Cody, his 'Little.'" Read More

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