In memory of
John E. "Jack" Westlake
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In memory of
John E. "Jack" Westlake
John E. 'Jack' Westlake, 89 Developed real estate and ferry service in New Jersey, 'his life will be forever cherished by his family' What do you call a man who is larger than life itself? Some call him Dad, some call him Pop Pop; to others, he was Jack, Jackie, or John. John "Jack" Westlake of Red Bank, N.J., and Jupiter, Fla., left this life on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Madeline and John; his sister, Madeline, and his first wife, Ethel Blackburn Westlake. John was born on July 8, 1930, in Jersey City, N.J. He attended Snyder High School, where he met and married his wife, Ethel. He served as a sergeant first class in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. After being honorably discharged, he moved and raised his family in East Brunswick, N.J., where he was employed as a Prudential sales agent. Later, he relocated his family to Rumson, N.J., where he became a real estate developer, building Eastpointe, Twin Lights Condominiums, Hilltop Terrace, and Gateway Villas in Highlands, N.J. In addition, he developed a residential project in Hunter Mountain as well as Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. At that time, he was also a consultant for Health Care Properties, which maintained five resident care homes, including King James Nursing Home in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. He then went on to establish Direct Line, the first ferry service to New York City from Highlands, N.J. During his time in Rumson, he was appointed president of the Monmouth County Tax Board, and was a member of the Board of Directors for NJ Alliance for Action, and the Monmouth Conservation Fund, which helped to develop the Waterfront Revitalization project in South Amboy, N.J., and was chairman of the NJ Boat Regulation Commission. In addition, he served as president of the Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals, and was a member of the Arthritis Foundation, co-chairing the Art for Arthritis Ball, as well as a committee member of the Monmouth Association for Special Needs Children. Jack loved gardening and had a tremendous green thumb. He also enjoyed fishing, spending summers at his parents' homes in Seaside Park and Green Island, going out on his sailboat, traveling, and spending time at his condominium in Jupiter, Fla. He was especially proud of and enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and friends. His life will be forever cherished in the lives of his wife of 18 years, Bobbie (Marchitto); his daughters, Susan of Rochester, N.Y.; Lynne Clements and her husband, Rod, of Middletown, N.J.; four grandchildren, Allyson Clements Russell and her husband, Mike, Jeff Clements and his wife, Aleine, Brittany Clements Attanasio and her husband, Rico, and Ryan Clements; his stepsons, Michael Marchitto and his wife, Tara, of Monmouth Beach, N.J.; Joseph Marchitto of Shrewsbury, N.J.; Kathleen Marchitto Fullman and her husband, Gregory, of Manchester, N.J.; two step-grandsons, Gregory and Tyler Fullman; six great-grandchildren, Emma and Morgan Russell, Kai Clements, Liliana, Justin, and Bella Attanasio, and the many family and friends he leaves behind. Viewing and a celebration of his life will be held at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown, N.J. on Monday, Aug. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel, N.J. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Kidney Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfuneralhome.com . John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Rd. Middletown, N.J. 07748 (732) 671-1326
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John E. "Jack" Westlake
John E. 'Jack' Westlake, 89 Developed real estate and ferry service in New Jersey, 'his life will be forever cherished by his family' What do you call a man who is larger than life itself? Some call him Dad, some call him Pop Pop; to others, he was Jack, Jackie, or John. John "Jack" Westlake of Red Bank, N.J., and Jupiter, Fla., left this life on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Madeline and John; his sister, Madeline, and his first wife, Ethel Blackburn Westlake. John was born on July 8, 1930, in Jersey City, N.J. He attended Snyder High School, where he met and married his wife, Ethel. He served as a sergeant first class in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. After being honorably discharged, he moved and raised his family in East Brunswick, N.J., where he was employed as a Prudential sales agent. Later, he relocated his family to Rumson, N.J., where he became a real estate developer, building Eastpointe, Twin Lights Condominiums, Hilltop Terrace, and Gateway Villas in Highlands, N.J. In addition, he developed a residential project in Hunter Mountain as well as Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. At that time, he was also a consultant for Health Care Properties, which maintained five resident care homes, including King James Nursing Home in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. He then went on to establish Direct Line, the first ferry service to New York City from Highlands, N.J. During his time in Rumson, he was appointed president of the Monmouth County Tax Board, and was a member of the Board of Directors for NJ Alliance for Action, and the Monmouth Conservation Fund, which helped to develop the Waterfront Revitalization project in South Amboy, N.J., and was chairman of the NJ Boat Regulation Commission. In addition, he served as president of the Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals, and was a member of the Arthritis Foundation, co-chairing the Art for Arthritis Ball, as well as a committee member of the Monmouth Association for Special Needs Children. Jack loved gardening and had a tremendous green thumb. He also enjoyed fishing, spending summers at his parents' homes in Seaside Park and Green Island, going out on his sailboat, traveling, and spending time at his condominium in Jupiter, Fla. He was especially proud of and enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and friends. His life will be forever cherished in the lives of his wife of 18 years, Bobbie (Marchitto); his daughters, Susan of Rochester, N.Y.; Lynne Clements and her husband, Rod, of Middletown, N.J.; four grandchildren, Allyson Clements Russell and her husband, Mike, Jeff Clements and his wife, Aleine, Brittany Clements Attanasio and her husband, Rico, and Ryan Clements; his stepsons, Michael Marchitto and his wife, Tara, of Monmouth Beach, N.J.; Joseph Marchitto of Shrewsbury, N.J.; Kathleen Marchitto Fullman and her husband, Gregory, of Manchester, N.J.; two step-grandsons, Gregory and Tyler Fullman; six great-grandchildren, Emma and Morgan Russell, Kai Clements, Liliana, Justin, and Bella Attanasio, and the many family and friends he leaves behind. Viewing and a celebration of his life will be held at the John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown, N.J. on Monday, Aug. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel, N.J. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Kidney Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfuneralhome.com . John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Rd. Middletown, N.J. 07748 (732) 671-1326
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