In Memory

David Wescott

David Wescott

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04/18/14 04:49 PM #1    

Barbara Meech (Kelley)

Dave  was a great guy - lived just down the hill from us.  I remember him being at a lot of reunions - he will be missed.  Sincerelyy Baarbara Meech Kelley

04/19/14 07:39 AM #2    

Gloria States (Richards)

I agree, Barbie, he was always friendly and had a smile for everyone. I was shocked to hear of his passing. He was one of my West Mead elementary friends. RIP dear David.

04/19/14 09:47 AM #3    

Patricia Costello (Stimmel)

It's always sad to lose a classmate.  Keep those happy memories.  May he rest in peace.  Patty Costello

04/19/14 12:18 PM #4    

Roger Lane

I recall that in 6th grade there were four Davids--Wygant, Williams, Wescott and Mona. All good guys. Dave Wescott was always friendly and pleasant--never an unkind word about anyone. Truly a good classmate.

   Roger Lane

04/19/14 03:13 PM #5    

Lyle Jones

Yvonne Mulder sent this to me.

Dear children, relatives and friends of Dave Wescott,

It’s with great sadness that I was informed last night about Dave’s sudden death.
I hope you will read his email as I don’t have another way to communicate with you.
Please accept my very sincere condolences.
Friendship is a blessing. 
Dave and I have been friends since 1960, the year I was in Meadville as a foreign exchange student. We never lost touch, even though there was an ocean between us, and we met several times at class reunions. Dave trusted me and I valued his friendship. Some people say that true friendship isn’t possible between a man and a woman. But we proved it is.
Dave was a warm good man in his heart. He knew he had harmed people and he kept falling for the women that entered his life. 
This year he sent me three emails. In the last one he asked me to translate more of my poems in English as they supported him. I was in the process of translating and I wanted to send him some poems this Easter. Well, it is too late.
I know he had some good friends in church. I am sure they supported him in his last weeks and his belief in God must have helped him in his last moments.
He cared very much about his children, but he wasn’t always able to show it.
In his last mail of March 5th Dave wrote down his bucket list. We talked about that in our mails after we had both seen the movie with Jack Nicholson. 
I like to forward his bucket list to you. It shows his love for you.
Dave also sent me pictures of his paintings. If you don’t have them, please tell me and I will forward them to you.
My bucket list:
1. To send $3000 to my son, Jonathan, so he can get a computer & digital camera and start his own photography business.  He is now 23 yrs old.
2. To pay for my children, Kristina &  Jonathan, to come to Dayton to be together.
3. To make my last trip given my energy to Russia, France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands to see you. I could only do this with a woman with me as I do not want to travel alone.  So if there is no woman in my future, this won't happen.
4. To oil paint to create what I can.  To start a new business this yr where I take my photos from CA, modify as oil paintings, send to be gee glees on canvas, then add oil paint to be sold. 
I like to add a few sentences from his last mail. It will show you more about the man he was. Of course I realize that you and I had quite a different relationship with Dave. But I always appreciated his openess, his faithfulness, his intelligence and his friendship.  May he rest in peace and may his tears be dried by the Good Lord.
I so much appreciate your kind words and encouragement right now as I am truly sad living alone without a woman and now in an apartment.  I have cried alot since my 4th divorce onFeb 6th.  I have a really good counselor who is helping me to understand the trauma from the emotional, verbal, and physical abuse from my last wife Barbara, the grieving process, and my responsibilities in 4 failed marriages.
I spend my time enjoying oil painting again that I have done since I was 16.  I now have a Flemish artist mentor as I mentioned before, Cecelia Brendel.  She has a great friend that she wants me to be involved with named April who I talked to on the phone the other day.  She is a kind and loving woman but I am not ready yet.
At this point I need to understand and find who I am because 4 divorces are not normal.  I have a part in the breakups. You are so fortunate to have a "normal" marriage and family life.
I called and spoke for the first time in 15 years my 3rd wife of 27 years, Agneta Lenberg.   I learned a lot.  She said she was in shock to have me call.  So I am at a place as I approach my 72 birthday on March 14 to admit my mistakes and to say I'm sorry for what I feel I have done.
I do have a loss of hearing on both sides and will soon be a candidate for expensive hearing aids not covered by the USA Medicare.
I wish you all well and please know that Dave and all of you will be in my thoughts and players.
Sincerely, Yvonne Mulder-van Tilburg

04/19/14 05:16 PM #6    

Mark Guy Findlay

Yvonne Mulder's reflections on David's life lend a wonderful roundness to his humanity.   Never really having known David (much as I never really knew any of my MHS classmates), it was particularly rewarding to read of his life's struggles with "self."         I lived for a time next door to his first wife, Mimi, and their daghter, Liz. Their pronouncements about David are counterbalaced well by Yvonne's memories and David's own musings on his challenges and regrets. Rest well, David.

04/19/14 06:23 PM #7    

Martha McLaud (Tonucci)

Reading Yvonne's comments and David's words gave us classmates a lot to ponder. Remembering David from grade school, high school and from our reunions, he was always a warm, caring individual. It's so sad to lose a dear person. Sadder too, that he experienced angst in his heart. It did not show on the outside, although he did speak openly about seeking a relationship at the last reunion. We can feel comforted that he has now found eternal peace. My thoughts and prayers go to David and his family. RIP dear David. We will miss you. Martha McLaud Tonucci

04/19/14 08:16 PM #8    

Larry Kiser

To My Classmates of 1960--

I am sad to learn of David's passing. I knew and liked him when we were in highschool, although we were not close friends. Our last time together was at our 10th Class Anniversary, so many years ago.  Still, I remember him well and will miss him.

Your comments and information about David's life are important and touching.  Thank you for sharing.  I think David would have been pleased by our interest and concern. 

Rest in Peace, David.  Your classmates are thinking of you.   --Larry Kiser

05/25/14 08:06 PM #9    

Paul O. Walker

April 24, 2014

David L. Wescott

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio — David L. Wescott, 72, of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Erie on March 14, 1942, to the late Norman L. and Helen M. Wescott.

David graduated from Meadville Schools and received his bachelor of arts from Allegheny College where he also was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He then went on to obtain his master of business administration from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and also studied comparative literature at Kent State University.

David held several positions in his life, including an associate professor at Edinboro University, editor in chief of McGraw Hill Publishing and media designer and owner of Power and Light Media.

He was of the Presbyterian faith his entire life.

He is survived by three children, a daughter, Elizabeth Altmeyer and her husband, Joseph, of Midlothian, Va., a daughter, Kristina Wescott, and a son, Jonathan Wescott, both of Carmel Valley, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Hannah Altmeyer of Midlothian. He is also survived by two sisters, Susan Motzer and her husband, Dennis, of Meadville, and Vicki Griffin and her husband, Les, of Houston, Texas; and several nephews and a niece.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Julie Wescott Yanacek.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Carmel Valley at the discretion of his children.

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