In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Marine, George Westhead Jr., 89

Longtime Rumsonite and U.S. Marine George Kirkham Westhead Jr. passed away at his home on Sept. 12. He was 89.

Born in Montclair to the late George and Margaret (Dwyer) Westhead, George lived in Rumson for the past 45 years. 

George worked in construction sales for Equipco in Somerset County for many years. As a Marine, he was a sharp shooter and captain, his obituary said

He is predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Dettinger) Westhead.

George is survived by: his children, George K. Westhead and wife Linda, of CA, John Jude Westhead and wife Diane, of WA, Dr. Kathleen Dennis and husband Thomas, of MA, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Westhead of Long Branch, Marguerite Chavez and husband Patrick, of Oceanport, Teresa Westhead and husband Mark Roesner, of MD, and Dorothy Westhead and husband Daniel Thormann, of Monmouth Beach; his 19 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Joseph, Matthew, Jennifer, Mark, Marguerite, Rachel, Miles, Jack, Patrick, Pierre, Phelan, Olivia, Mary Nola, Jessica, Jacob, Billy, Gidget, Sidney; and five great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will take place at the John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, on Friday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m..

A mass of christian burial will take place at Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven on Saturday, Sept. 19 at noon. 

Memorial donations may be made in George’s memory to: Disabled Americans Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management