Brian Westphal, 52, of Groveland, Fla., died unexpectedly Dec. 6, 2012 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Dunkirk, N.Y., on June 14, 1960, the
son of Henry Westphal Jr. and the late Darlene (Howell) Westphal. Brian had attended Fredonia Central School. He had been an independent
long haul truck driver for over 25 years and was employed for Southern Pride at the time of his death. While employed with Pacer Transport in 2004, he received the President’s Club Award and the Quota Achievement Award from DD&S Express in 2006. He enjoyed barbecues & grilling at family picnics,
smoking meats, cooking, motorcycling and restoring antique vehicles and tractors. Survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Sharon (Holle) Westphal; brothers
Robbie, Scott & Matthew Westphal and sisters Catherine (Jack) Shea, all of Florida, and Michelle Westphal of California. Also surviving are an aunt, Mildred
Jankowski of Dunkirk, 9 cousins, nieces & nephews. In addition to his mother, who died in October 2011, he was also predeceased by an aunt, Barbara
Westphal; fraternal grandparents, Henry and Mildred Westphal of Fredonia and maternal grandparents, Willis and Alice Howell. A memorial service was
held at his ranch in Groveland on Dec. 19, 2012. A life remembrance ceremony will be held in Dunkirk, NY this spring.