Richard Karl "Dick" Westfahl
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 14, 1938
  • Place of birth:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 6, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Houston, Texas, United States
We invite friends and family of our dad to post notes, stories and pictures here to help us all remember him and celebrate his life together.

We created this memorial website in memory of our wonderful father, Richard "Dick" Westfahl, 78, who was born on January 14, 1938 and passed away on March 6, 2016.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Walter Szczypinski on 14th March 2016

"Dear Jackie, Caroline and I extend our sincere condolences to you and your sons on the passing of Dick,  As a USNA '59 classmate and 150 teammate I have the fondest and fun memories of the times he and I spent together at Navy.  Always a staunch competitor he excelled in whatever he attempted, yet was always ready to lend a helping hand to his friends and teammates,  Although separated by geography over the years we always searched each other out and recalled the "good old days" during our major reunions in Annapolis.  We know how difficult this time is for your family and we pray that God will bless you and embrace Dick with his enduring love into eternity.  
Walt and Caroline Szczypinski, (18th Co., USNA '59)"

This tribute was added by Mike Nassar on 14th March 2016

"Jackie, Jeff, Scott and Chris, Dick is one of these few men we meet in this world that added something profound to our lives. I will always say that I had the honor and priviledge to know him. May God rest his beautiful soul and give you the strength to cope with missing this great man. Sincerely, Michael (Mike) Nassar"

This tribute was added by Andy Dingsdale on 14th March 2016

"Sorry to hear the sad news of Dick we worked together and though not much in touch in recent years he was a person I held in respect and not forget.
My sincere condolences

This tribute was added by Earl Buchanan on 12th March 2016

"dick will be missed by all in his life. a sub mariner is a very special man"

This tribute was added by Steven Stamm on 12th March 2016

"Dick was a great person to work with. We worked together at Comanche Peak and other projects at Stone & Webster. He was always thinking outside the box and was a good mentor. His enthusiasm always filled the room. My sincerest condolences to his family."

This tribute was added by Sarah Hinman on 10th March 2016

"I am blessed to have Dick and Jackie as friends from Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church. As a former charter member and church office administrator, I had the privilege of working closely with Dick as our Facility Elder. Dick was a thoughtful, kind-hearted and natural leader, it was a joy to be working with him anytime, in every projects. We shared many wonderful stories of our children, grand children, travel experiences, politics, etc. and many wonderful memories of the life of our church. There is one thing about Dick that I will cherish forever was Dick's departure announcement. He always said to me "Sarah, don't sink it!" with a big smile before leaving the church.

Dick is departed from us but his legacy will remain forever in our heart and mind. I will miss him dearly.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Ginger Hopkin on 10th March 2016

"Dick was a true friend and good Christian man.  Dick and I worked together on projects at Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church and Dick and Jackie attended Houston Presbyterian Cursillo #63 which was a very special weekend.  I admired and respected Dick!!  I will miss seeing and talking to him very much.  May you rest in peace, Dick. Condolences to the Westfahl family!"

This tribute was added by Scott Westfahl on 10th March 2016

"Here is a link to our dad's obituary notice in the Houston Chronicle:"

This tribute was added by grady blakley on 9th March 2016

"I worked with Dick at Enron and many years thereafter.  I always enjoyed visiting with him and seeing him while traveling at airports and events.  He always made time to say very nice things to my wife which I appreciated very much.  I never found the opportunity to meet his family which I regret.  He was a fine man which I have a lot of respect for.  He will be missed.  I want to express my condolences to his family.  I hope when I pass my wife and family found ways like this to share memories with others ... this is special, thanks for sharing ... a friend of Dick's, Grady Blakley"

This tribute was added by Patty McCoy on 9th March 2016

"Dick and Jackie are long-time clients of ours.  I loved when Dick would come into the office with his tax stuff and sit down and chat a while.  I loved hearing about his wonderful vacations he would take with his family. Dick will be missed by many, many people.
Sending my sincerest condolences to the Westfahl family."

This tribute was added by M Fahey on 9th March 2016

"Jeff, Scott & Chris,
You father is a wonderful man; kind-hearted and warm.  I have fond memories of your dad driving Chris and I to swim meets, never with a grimace, and always with a “great job” at the end of the day.   He endured our bickering and antics with a smile and soft chuckle.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.   I am truly sorry for your loss. Maureen Fahey"

This tribute was added by Judy Utoft on 9th March 2016

"Dick was my favorite brother-in-law. As a child, my sister and Dick took me on many of their dates and always made me feel special. Dick and I would watch TV and eat a huge can of black olives, making finger puppets with them. We skied, played tennis, and drank also"

This tribute was added by Melinda Saenz on 9th March 2016

"I had the pleasure of working with Dick when he officed with Brian Ettinger.  I will never forget the post it notes with a hand drawn smiley face on it when he would need me to do something for him.  He was such a sweet and kind man.  You will be missed Dick."

This tribute was added by jeff westfahl on 8th March 2016

"My Dad lived an amazing life and has touched so many people and souls across the globe.

We'll be posting some stories and photos to help celebrate his life, his family, his friends, his classmates and his co-workers.

Please join us in telling his life...  Thank you!

Jeff Westfahl"

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