Rita Westfall

Obituary of Rita Westfall

Rita Ann Westfall, 91, of Boyack Road died on Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, the day before her 92nd. birthday at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes after an illness. She was born in Syracuse, NY and was the daughter of the late Earl and Helen Goettle Pike. Rita retired as a file fingerprint clerk for the NYS dept of Criminal Justice in Albany where she had worked for over 20 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Elmer L. Westfall, whom she married on Oct. 22,1948. She was a avid Syracuse Orangeman and NY Yankee's fan. The most enjoyable part of Rita's life was when she spent time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Crescent. She is the devoted mother of Deborah Ann (Clay) Bergh of Clifton Park, NY, Linda Susan (William) Tillapaugh of Syracuse, NY, Peggy Jo May of Guilderland, NY and Michael Walter (Nicole) Westfall of Clifton Park, NY; sister of the late William Pike, Rosemary Pike, Donald Pike, Daniel Pike, Doris Casselman and Richard Pike; also survived by 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church in Crescent 86 Church Hill Road Waterford, NY 12188 (Halfmoon). A calling hour will precede the mass in church from 9-10. Inurnment will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065, 518-371-5454. Please feel free to share online condolences on this page.
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Saturday
11
January

CALLING HOUR

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
St. Mary's Church, Crescent
86 Church Hill Road
Waterford, New York, United States
Saturday
11
January

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL

10:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
St. Mary's Church, Crescent
86 Church Hill Road
Waterford, New York, United States
Saturday
11
January

BURIAL

11:30 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Memory Gardens
983 Watervliet Shaker Road
Albany, New York, United States
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