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Evelyn Heithaus Westfall (1925-2012)

Evelyn Heithaus Westfall, 82, died July 28, 2012.

The daughter of Walter Heithaus and Jean Mordo grew up in Mamaroneck. She lived in Rye for the last 36 years of her life.

She graduated from the College of New Rochelle in 1973 and earned a master's degree in 1974. She retired in 1993 from Metromedia Co. after working 17 years, where she was the corporate assistant vice president and assistant to the president and chairman, John W. Kluge.

Evelyn had many interests, including spending time with her family, tennis, swimming, home decorating, traveling and reading. She was a member of the Milton Harbor House board of directors for many years. She was also the first female lifeguard at the Stephen E. Johnston Beach in Mamaroneck.

She was married to Harry Joseph Westfall for 22 years until they divorced.

She is survived by three children, Laura Westfall Miller and her husband, Robert, of Stamford, Conn.; Stephen Charles Westfall of Rye; and Diane W. Murphy and her husband, Christopher, of Rye; a sister, Carol Farrell; a brother, Walter Heithaus; 10 grandchildren, Erica, Marisa, Scott, Stephen, Melissa, Sarah, Katherine, Laura, Pamela and CJ.; and three great-grandchildren, David, Owen and Ava.

A wake will be offered at Graham Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at Church of the Resurrection in Rye on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Boston Post Rd. in Rye, is handling all arrangements.

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