Obituary for Michael M. Westfall
Michael M. Westfall
Mike Westfall 1940-2017 AKA Dad W, AKA Pops, AKA Grandpa Mike passed away on September 21, 2017 at home. Survived by wife Diana, son Tom (Mindy), step-daughters Mindy Griffith (Jason Urban), Laura Thomas, Heidi (Warren) Singleton and grandsons Evan and Sam Westfall who will always remember their Grandpa Mike’s quick wit, bad jokes and $20 handshakes. Also survived by step-grandchildren Trajen and Breanna Singleton and Gia Cherubini, sister Polly (Dick) Fitzgerald and brother Terry (Sue) Westfall in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Tom and Leota Westfall and sister, Grayle Westfall. Mike attended Michigan State University, but after moving to Columbus became a die-hard Ohio State Buckeye fan. He held various positions in the building industry including most recently as a Service Representative for the International Code Council. Previously Mike served as the CEO of the Cedar Shingle and Hand-split Shake Bureau located in Seattle Washington. A competitor all of his life, Mike played all three “glory” sports while growing up in Lansing Michigan and during High School. However, his true sport passion turned to golf. He enjoyed playing at any opportunity including every Saturday at Indian Run Golf course in Westerville where the tee-times were scheduled for slightly before sun-rise. Some of his favorite memories were with the “Green Door” golf bunch which included many out-of-state golf trips where stories were shared for decades afterward. In recent years Mike passed this passion and a voluminous amount of golf equipment down to Tom, Evan and Sam. After his participation days were over, Grandpa Mike turned his focus on watching and cheering for his grandson’s and their sport of choice. Seldom did he miss a game and became a regular fixture in the stands while attending Upper Arlington Golden Bear hockey games, regardless of the weather conditions. Above all Grandpa Mike was most pleased of Sam’s recent May graduation from Miami University in Oxford, OH and Evan’s early success in chasing his dream while performing in the music industry. Those boys made him proud. Private family internment to take place at a future date.