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Melissa K. Westfall Obituary


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“I worked with Melissa at Surgery Alliance for 10 years. She was more than a co-worker, more than a friend, she was a big sister to me. We shared so...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Tiffany Newburn - Alliance, OH

“Dear Greg, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved wife. The Eish family is remembering you and your family in our prayers and...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: Carolyn E. Wray - Clover, SC

“Greg, I first met Melissa when she was just a youngster at Malone College. She was an extremely intelligent young lady who seemed to catch onto...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Jerry & Diane Rodak - Canton, OH

“When I heard the news about Melissa, I cried for you, Greg. I am so, so sorry. ”
4 of 39 | Posted by: Kim Eish Tiedemann - Cassatt, SC

“We are so very sorry to hear about Melissa going to Heaven. She was a real sweet person and we had alot of fun with her on Fun Day. Our sincere...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Sue & Patty - Penn Hills, PA

“Greg and Family, My sincere condolences to all of you. With Melissa's passing a void has been left in the hearts of so many. I will so miss her...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Fran Whitaker - Clinton, OH

“I first knew Melissa as an umpire. Because of Debbie May I came to know Melissa as a friend. Many nights Debbie May, Debbie Johnson, Melissa & I...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Carolyn Graber - Canton, OH

“Greg, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sure you know that the entire softball community is (and will be for a very long time)missing Melissa -...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Janet Lasater - North Canton, OH

“Greg, it breaks my heart to hear about Melissa's passing. Melissa was a great person whose personality I enjoyed immensely. Anytime the two of you...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Shannon Wise - Canton, OH

“I've only known Melissa for a few years playing softball with the BBs. Last year she was old enough to play with us and I was fortunate enough to...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Karen Culp - Salem, OH

“There are no words that can describe the love we shared with Melissa... at times we were parents, at other times best friends, but she filled our...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Debbie and Bob - Massillon, OH

“Words cannot begin to express the sadness in losing Melissa. She was such an incredibly giving person. Her smile and laughter was infectious and...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Debbie Johnson - Canton, OH

“I worked with Melissa for a few years at Surgery Alliance. She always had a smile or a joke for everyone and was eager to do anything she could to...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Betsy Mack, RN - East Canton, OH

“Greg, I am so sorry for the loss of Melissa. She was a GREAT Umpire. We (Ohio) ASA will miss her. She was one of the ONLY Umpires WE could count on...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Paul Rufus Drake III - Oregon, OH

“To Melissa's Family, I worked with Melissa at Surgery Alliance. She was a very nice person to work with and be around. She is too young to be gone...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Judy Steed - Homeworth, OH

“Greg and family my heart is so sad. Melissa was truly a wonderful vibrant person. I will miss her infectious smile and loving spirit. May God wrap...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Shirley Burkhart - East Sparta, OH

“Melissa – my Daughter: The first time we set eyes upon each other at your birth, when you rolled your head toward me at bedside, the smile you...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Your Father - Strongsville, OH

“God Bless you Melissa. Peace is now yours. ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Rosanne - Strongsville, OH

“Thank You Lord Jesus for sharing with this world one of Your finest in Melissa! Her beauty, her wit, her talents, her laugh, her sarcasm, and her...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Jeanie Deitrick - Canton, OH

“My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of Melissa K. Westfall. May our LORD and Savior be with you always. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Mark W. Tallman - Akron, OH

“What better friends could you ask for in Greg and Melissa. Mel I can't find the words to truly tell you how much I will miss you.You must be laughing...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Angelo Mercorelli - North Canton, OH

“melissa was a wonderful human begin who seem to have a glow that made you feel better no matter what your mind set was at that time i thought she was...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: kevin jackson - canton, OH

“Melissa was filled with love and a passion for the softball field. Whether she was playing or umpiring, she was smiling and enjoyed every moment on...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Holli Cholley - North Canton, OH

“I had the pleasure of knowing Melissa for one brief afternoon. In that time she earned my respect as she coached a group of ladies who were looking...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Helen M. Hayes - Mentor, OH

“I had the pleasure of knowing Melissa for one brief afternoon. In that time she earned my respect as she coached a group of ladies who were looking...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Helen M. Hayes - Mentor, OH

“God Bless Melissa's husband Greg and her family and friends. Jerry will especially miss Melissa for all her help in training and everything she had...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Jerry and Rena Pefffer - Alliance, OH

“I didn't know Melissa all that well but looked forward to getting to know her better through the Senior Olympics. I will miss her softball wisdom...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Jean - OH

““Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Sandi Russ - Willoughby, OH

“Greg: My sincerest wishes for comfort for you and your family. Although I only saw Melissa once a week she was always a delight to be around, having...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Phil Roholt - Canton, OH

“I will miss Melissa she was a very sweet woman I had the pleasure of knowing from the softball fields. ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Donald Clark - Canton, OH

“God brings people into our lives for a reason. Both Melissa and Greg have been my stalwart best friends for many years. After my wife died a few...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Tim Kidder - North Canton, OH

“I only got to know Melissa and Greg these past couple years through wallyball. For some reason she called me Vanessa and I called her Melanie. ...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Christi - Canton, OH

“Melissa was a great person. We only saw her once a year at "Fun Day" and we tried our best to get one over on her but she would have none of that! ...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Karen Greenwood - Glassport, PA

“Greg, there are no words adequate to explain or understand this. Just know that the Buckeye Blues who were inspired by her and touched by her...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Kitty McClellan - Canton, OH

“Melissa was the umpire that was always straight with you . Good or bad she let you know. LOL . We had alot of repect for on the field. God Bless . ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: Will Moses - canton, OH - Friend

“We are here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead others through the darkness. Thanks Melissa for being...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Sarah Smith - Arlington, VA

“I want to send my condolences to Melissa's family and friends. I have known Melissa for a little over a year. Over that short time I got to know a...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Samantha Taylor - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“Greg & Family, My heart goes out to you at this very sad time. I have know Melissa for many years & always enjoyed playing softball and wallyball...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Pat Longo - Waynesburg, OH

“Melissa was the life of the party, of Bunco, of the deck get together(s)! What a blessing to have her in our lives. Her laughter and teasing will...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Sherry Silvey - Massillon, OH


Melissa K. Westfall Age 41, of Louisville passed away unexpectedly Monday April 16, 2012. "A luminous light remains where her beautiful soul has passed." She was born March 13, 1971in Mayfield, OH. Melissa was a graduate of GlenOak High School and Malone College and was a Louisville resident for the past 13 years. She was employed by Surgery Alliance for the past 11 years. Melissa was a member of ASA Softball, Buckeye Blues, served as umpire-in-chief for Eastern Stark County Softball Association and was an usher with the Canton Players Guild for many years. She is survived by her husband, Greg S. Westfall to whom she was married 13 years; father and step-mother, Leonard J. and Rosanne Hess of Strongsville, OH; mother, Margaret Hess; one brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Leonard A. and Kara Hess of Weddington, NC; one nephew, Grayson Hess of Weddington, NC; father-in-law, Leroy Westfall of East Canton; sister-in-law, LeeAnn Westfall of Chattanooga, TN; very special friends, Bob and Debbie May of Massillon; many extended family and good friends. Visitation will be Friday 5-8pm in the Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton. There are no other public services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Stark County Humane Society at 5100 Peach St, Louisville, OH 44641. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.sandersfuneralhomes.com. Sanders Funeral Home 330-488-0222

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