Sunday’s Obituary – Jerry Westra – Died 20-January-2002

Relationship to me: maternal 1st cousin

I couldn’t find this obituary on the New Jersey Herald website but found it posted to a United Kingdom message board. It was physically published in The New Jersey Herald on Friday, February 1, 2002, Page A-2.


WESTRA, JERRY R., 45, Died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, in Green Township.  Born in Newton, Mr. Westra lived in Green before moving to Fredon. A 1974 graduate of Sussex County Vocational-Technical School, Mr. Westra was the owner/operator of Jerry Westra Trucking in Fredon for 21 years. He was predeceased by his father, Ewald, on Aug. 16, 1997. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Judy Petronaci Westra; one daughter Lindsay; one son, Jordan; his mother, Betty Van Auken Westra of Green: his brother, Albert of Newton, Two sisters, Patty Falotico of Stillwater and Kathi Iossa of Cherry Hill; and his grandmother, Etta Westra of Newton. A Memorial service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Newton, 54 High St., Newton, NJ. Memorial donations may be made to the Lindsay Westra & Jordan Westra Fund, 7 Francisco Drive, Newton, NJ, 07860. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton.


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