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Edward James Westbury

October 8, 1952 - February 1, 2009
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Edward Westbury, age 56 of Merrillville passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2009 while on duty for the Merrillville Police Department. Ed is survived by his wife, Deborah; three children: Thomas Edward Noel Westbury, Patrick Donald Westbury and Michelle April Westbury all of Merrillville; grandchildren: Rachel Marie, Holly Ann, Evan James, Ayden James, Haylee LynneContinue Reading

Carrie LaBuda left a message on February 14, 2009:
Sending my condolences to the family of a great man. I have many great memories of Ed. He will be greatly missed.
Rick and Kathy Moore left a message on February 6, 2009:
You will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Your funeral was not only beautiful but something that we will never forget. Rest in peace my friend and know that we loved you.
mike thorn left a message on February 5, 2009:
HEY WESTBURY FAMILY I AM SORRY ABOUT LOSE YOUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICER AND BACK UP FIREFIGHTER I AM HONORARY FIRE/EMS CHIEF AT PORTAGE FIRE DEPT WHERE MY FATHER/UNCLE WHERE FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE CHIEF DURING LATE 1980S UNTIL 1990S IT WAS SO SAD TO LOSE YOUR FALLEN HERO HE WILL BE MISSED MIKE THORN HONORARY FIRE/EMS CHIEF PORTAGE FIRE DEPT
Kurt Shepherd left a message on February 5, 2009:
I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the Westbury family for your loss. Ed was a quiet mentor for me, personally and professionaly, who led by example. He was always willing to give a helping hand to people when needed. Ed symbolized what dedicated public service is about. He will be missed. Sincerely, Kurt Shepherd Merrillville Sons of the Legion
Drew Sterley left a message on February 4, 2009:
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Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sue Verbancic Crane left a message on February 4, 2009:
There isn't enough words to say how We all feel about Ed he loved alot of things along with Nascar.He went to Indy 500 one year with Mike & I and what a time we had Drunk & sunburn ,but what a BLAST.Say hello to Dale for us, Thanks for all the good times and thanks for being you!! We have all lost a good hearted person.
Mark & Lynne Beier Anderson & family left a message on February 4, 2009:
Our deepest sympathy is with all of the family during this hard time. Ed will be deeply missed. I can remember many wonderful times when we were kids and then growing up and our families each growing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of love to Debbie, Don, Ron, Sandy, Amy, Tim, and all of the rest of the family! Little Ed will be deeply missed and remembered fondly in our hearts and memories!
Harold Evans left a message on February 4, 2009:
To Eddies entire family,Grew up with Ed. Hung around with each other almost every day from the age of 5-15. Always had a good time; whether playing ball, riding bikes,climbing trees,shooting BBguns,building tree houses,or just tearing his brand new Mo-ped up. Ed was good and a good friend! My thoughts and prayers are with each of you, Harold Evans PS Don & Ron-Havent seen for long time. Thoughts are with you all
ski left a message on February 4, 2009:
My deepest sympathies to the Westbury clan. I've shared a beer with most of you at one time or another. Ed was a great guy, I'm going to miss him at all the FOP functions, and just sittin' around the Slovak, the Legion, or Maxims, shooting the bull. Ed watch over the rest of us that are left to fill your shoes in the community. God Bless!
Penny Clements Parmley left a message on February 4, 2009:
I have known little Eddie Westbury since first grade. My sympathies to the entire family. Respectfully, Penny nee Clements Parmley
george kepshire left a message on February 3, 2009:
i new him. i was a fire men at the time IHFD know is station #2 i wise his son all the best.
Fahey Family left a message on February 3, 2009:
Even though we are far away please know that all of the Westbury's are in our thoughts and prayers! We are so sorry for the loss of Ed who was a great and honorable man that will be missed. Lots of love sent to Ron, Sandy, Amy, Tim, and all of the rest of the family!
Carla Lynn Shorty's Mom left a message on February 3, 2009:
I'm very sorry to hear the lose of a special friend and father in this area. He was a very special person to all of us. He protected and served us honorably though the years of his service. Pat if you need to talk please come over. We love you very much.
Ray & debbie Hall left a message on February 3, 2009:
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST ED WILL BE MISSED GOD BLESS
Kim White left a message on February 3, 2009:
Im so sorry for your loss. I am always here for the family. Ed was a great man and he will be missed but never forgotten.
Terri Ralph-DeJesus left a message on February 3, 2009:
Debbie and family... I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have a picture of you, me, and my sister Sherry at the Fourth of July parade. I believe the year was 1976, and we were all standing in the bucket of the big fire truck. Ed is there too, but he wasn't in the bucket. He ran up to the fire truck in his uniform and me or Sherry snapped the pic. I remember that day because it was so much fun. My condolences to the Westbury and Thomas families.
Mrs.Vorgias left a message on February 3, 2009:
I`m truly sorry for the loss of Mr. westbury my condolence go out to his family. It is hard to lose someone we love so dearly and losing someone who has protected us and protected our children through the years, i shall never forget what he did for my family, god bless you all. One Who Never Hesitates To Tackle The Most Difficult Problems.. One Who Is Always By Your Side.. One Who Knows Right From Wrong.. One Who Acts With Pride.. A Hero Touches Every One Of Us, Whether It Be Word Or Deed.. Always Tending To Those Who Find Themselves In Need.. When A Hero Leaves This Earth, Yes, It's Sad, But True.. All Too Many Times, The Hero Is Dressed In Blue.
Jodi Hendricks left a message on February 3, 2009:
My condolences go out to the entire Westbury family. I have a lot of fun memories and I will truly miss him.
Jessica Holstein left a message on February 3, 2009:
I wish to give my condolences to the Westbury family. I am very sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Patrick's. Pat hun if you need anything or just someone to talk to I am here for you and any of your family. I wish you all the best. I may have not known your dad but I have the utmost respect for him for keeping us safe and serving his community. I love you pat and hope that you all know that you have people here that love and support you.
John Shorty Lynn Jr left a message on February 3, 2009:
To Pat, Tommy, and Michele I share my condolences with all of you. I remember coming to the house on the weekends and watching some of the races with him. To me he was and still is a hero in many ways. I know anyone that knows him will always remember him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Amy Westbury Emery left a message on February 3, 2009:
After They Are Gone When someone we love passes away, We ache, but we go on; Our dear departed would want us to heal, After they are gone. Grief is a normal way to mend The anguish and pain in our hearts; We need time to remember and time to mourn, Before the recovery starts. Let's draw together to recuperate, As we go through this period of sorrow; Let's help each other, with tender care To find a brighter tomorrow. I Love & Miss you Uncle Ed
Robert Carlson left a message on February 2, 2009:
Tom, I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
Rick DeLor left a message on February 2, 2009:
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Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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