After years of faithful service on earth, Rev. Walter Westerholm entered into heavenly service of his Lord on August 13, 2011.
Sadly missed but gratefully remembered by Lois (Nee Hemenway), his wife of sixty-five years; children John (Linda), Stephen (Gunilla), Ruth, and Joel (Kim); grandchildren Matthew (Lisa), Joshua (Mary), Jessica, Martin (Jenna), Paul, Monica, Thomas and Emma; and great-grandchildren Ethan, Owen, Levi, and Nathan Walter; also by those blessed by his pastoral ministry (1946-2011) in Mountainville, NJ; Wallingford, VT; Troy, NH; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; Waltham, MA; Harborcreek, PA; and Branford, CT; and at Calvary Baptist Church in New Haven as a regular guest preacher. He served as Senior Pastor of the Branford, CT Evangelical Free Church from 1978 until 1996, as Associate Pastor from 1996 – 1999.
Until the day of his passing, he remained a proud servant of the gospel of Jesus Christ, "the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes."
Calling hours will be Thursday August 18, from 4 – 7 PM at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford. A memorial and celebration service will be held at Branford Evangelical Free Church, 231 Leetes Island Rd., Branford, Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Branford EFC where Pastor Westerholm invested so much of his life.
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