Roy Everett Westover Jr.‚ 41‚ of Westover‚ Pennsylvania‚ was born in Spangler‚ Pennsylvania‚ on November 9‚ 1967‚ to Roy E. Sr. and Mary (Kurtz) Westover. He died October 24‚ 2009‚ as the result of a heart attack while fighting a fire.
Roy was a 1986 graduate of Harmony Area High School. He was employed as a laborer with Wicket & Craig of America‚ a tannery in Curwensville‚ Pennsylvania. He was a member of Westover Baptist Church. Roy also volunteered at the Westover Youth Center.
Roy was a 28-year member of the Westover Area Volunteer Fire Company and was serving as a lieutenant at the time of his death. He helped spearhead efforts to establish the community’s fire company in the 1980s.
Roy was an avid outdoorsman who loved to take his three boys hunting and fishing. He was a great dad. Two of his sons are active as junior members of the fire department.
Roy leaves behind three sons‚ Seth‚ Jordon‚ and Collin Westover; his parents; four sisters‚ Tangie‚ Brenda‚ Becky‚ and Jill; and a brother‚ Danny.
In the words of his longtime friend‚ Rev. Charles Bud Long‚ Roy was a marvelous man-a family‚ community‚ and Christian hero. No one can take Roy’s place. He was a flat out hero.