The Life of Helen Westenberger

 Helen E. Westenberger September 13, 1930 - March 24, 2020

“God seems especially close when I am down at the shore looking at the ocean. It is so calm and peaceful. You know that God is right there with you.”- Helen W.

Our roots anchor us in who we are and how we live our lives. They help to define what is important to us and what we pass on to our children, grandchildren and so on. Helen’s love and importance of God, family, friends, and nature - especially, “the shore/Villas/Cape May”, are roots that she anchored in all of us. 

Helen E. Westenberger (nee Bond), age 89, formerly of Williamstown, NJ, but originally of Holmes, PA, passed away on March 24, 2020 peacefully and surrounded by her family. Helen married the love of her life, Leon F. Westenberger, Sr. on April 23rd 1949. She was a proud mom to three sons, Leon, Jr. (Josephine), Ronald (Teresa), and David (Dru). 

“The thing I love most about being a mother is to watch my boys grow into the wonderful men they are today. I am so proud of all three of them. They will always be my boys no matter how old they get or what they do.”

She was also the loving grandmother of 9 and great grandmother of 23. After the passing of her husband, Helen also enjoyed her time with her friend, Ray.

Our family has memories rooted in laughter, love, walks on the sandbars at low tide, sunsets at Sunset Beach, hearing Harry Kalas & Richie Asburn’s voices from the front porch as we walked back from the Bay on Hudson Ave in Villas, green hot dogs, scrapple, and hamburger helper, beach days, Easter egg hunts, ‘oh, cheese and crackers’, spats over ‘another broken radio brought home from a yard sale’, ...mostly laughter and love...some sarcastically and wittily-delivered stories of “the boys growing up”, but mostly laughter and love, laughter and love. 

“My dearest people on earth are my family, grandchildren, and my friends. Without any one of them I would be lost. I love each and everyone of them very much.”

And we love you, too. We really love you, too. Thank you from all of us for our roots. You will be with us at every sunset on the bay that we cherish with our children and grandchildren, and so on. 

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.



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