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Clifford James Westerlund

August 26, 1949 - July 4, 2014

Burial Date July 4, 2014

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Clifford James Westerlund passed peacefully on July 4, 2014 after along illness. Born in Taylor, PA on August 26, 1949, and son of the late Johnand Emma John Westerlund, Cliff was a loving father, grandfather, Godfather, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend to many. He was a man who wore his heart on hissleeve for the world to see. He wasn’t ashamed to cry when he was sad and hewould give the shirt off his back to another in need. Cliff loved greatly andfelt deeply and passed on those rare qualities to his children andgrandchildren. He was a great fisherman and loved the water. He loved his workas a fireman and EMT. He was a self-taught artist and musician who enjoyed drawingand playing the guitar. He enjoyed riding his Harley, and he loved creating thingsand working with his hands. He was a collector and surrounded himself withthings that had meaning and made him happy. He was a salt of the earth kind ofman’s man and words cannot express how deeply his loss means to those that lovehim. He is survived by his children, Mike Westerlund and his fiance ValerieSammis, and Kerry Westerlund; his siblings, Daniel Westerlund and EmmaWesterlund-Battista; his grandchildren, Kaleb, Jakob, Gabriella, Emily andEvalyn; and his nieces and nephews, Emily, Angela, Danielle, Anthony, Vincent, Nick, Joey and Dylan; and several great nieces and great nephews. Brothers, John and Albert Westerlund, also preceded him in death. Relatives and friendsmay pay their respects on Sunday, July 27th, between 2-5:00PM at the Thomas P.Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge, with a blessingservice at 3:00PM to be conducted by Rev. James A. Wert. Interment andcommittal are scheduled for Monday at 11:00AM in the Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.