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08/22/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Allen West

Allen Davis West
(d. 20 Aug 2010)

Warwick High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday evening.  Allen West, Warwick High School Class of 1962, passed away at his home in Newport News on Friday, August 20, 2010 at the age of 66.

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 08/22/10, 1:35 PM - "Woodrow Wilson classmate dies":

Read in the paper today that Allen West, younger brother of Howard, died Friday.  No other details.  His wife took my place when I left the Daily Press in 68.  I ran  into him several years ago at his place up at the Pottery.....


   I'm so sorry to learn of this, Karrin; thank you for letting us know.

From the Daily Press - 08/22/10:

              Allen West

NEWPORT NEWS - Allen Davis West, 66, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Newport News and graduated from Warwick High School in 1962. He served as an Usher and Deacon of Second Presbyterian Church.

Allen worked for Coats and Clark, Mercedes Benz Truck Co., and was the owner and operator of the Emporium at The Williamsburg Pottery. He retired from Newton Bus Service in 2009. Allen enjoyed spending time with his family and participating in the Historic Virginia Peninsula Antique Automobile Association activities.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard W. West Sr.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mona L. West; two daughters, Amanda W. Rossettini and husband, Tim of Chesapeake, Carrie W. Harper and her husband, Eric of Lake Jackson, Texas; three granddaughters, Hannah Rossettini, Jade Harper and Cora Harper; mother, Lucille West of Newport News; sister, Cathy Davis and her husband, Bill of Southern Shores, N.C.; two brothers, Howard W. West Jr. and his wife, Alice of Covington, and Randy N. West and his wife, Holly of Kitty Hawk, N.C.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Aug. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home with burial to following in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from August 22 to August 23, 2010.

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August 22, 2010

Thank you for visiting Dad's guest book. We love him so much and are grateful to the Lord for providing him with a beautiful life and now the wonder of heaven.

August 22, 2010
May you feel the Lord's arm around you. Know that there will be no more death or mourning, or crying. & that one day you will be reunited again. Love Linda & Pud
~ Linda & James Sullenger, San Marcos, Texas

August 22, 2010
The Rossettini Family extend their condolences to Mona, Amanda our daughter in law and to Carrie. We were all so fond of Al and will miss him. I'm glad we had a chance to be with him at Hannah's birthday party. I, for one, will miss that big bear hug he would give me. He was just a sweet guy.
~ Madeline Rossettini, Virginia Beach, Virginia

August 22, 2010

I'm sorry for your loss, I know this is painful, and hangs heavy. I know you girls are strong and will support each other during this time. I have so many fond childhood memories of your dad. He built you the best back yard fort ever!! I remember he always had a project in the garage, and I loved the smell of his pipe!

Emilie Baker Underwood, Williamsburg, Virginia

August 22, 2010
We are thinking of you, Manda, Carrie and especially Mona. We are sending our condolences and love your way. The Young Family

~ Bonnie Young, Redmond, Washington 
August 22, 2010
As you grieve, know that we are thinking of you and honoring the memory of Al. We take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering, and we are sending you prayers of peace.

~ Laura & Jason Paquette, Suffolk, Virginia 
August 22, 2010
Amanda your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Alice Williams
August 22, 2010
We know your loss is heavy and we will be thinking of you and your families during this time. Our condolences go to you and we will be praying for you. We will always remember the kindnesses he showed my mother and father during very adverse times. May you seek God's strength during the coming days.
Mildred and Frank Lowe

~ Frank Lowe, Richmond, Virginia 
August 22, 2010
  Dear Mona, Amanda, and Carrie -
We will fondly remember Al through the years as a great neighbor and longtime friend. We honor his life and memory. When Graham was a little boy, Al called him the white tornado, because Graham was very blond and was always on the move! Now they are together in God's garden, where someday we will join them in happiness and light. We hold you in our hearts with love and prayers.
Claire Ann and Sam

~ Claire Ann and Sam Stevenson, Fredericksburg, Virginia 
August 22, 2010
Carrie, words can not express the sorrow we feel for your loss. We know GOD has called him home. We pray for peace for you and your family, and that one day in HIS time we will all be together. We Love You.

~ Sam & Sunny Henry, Lake Jackson, Texas
August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the West family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Words by Ray Palmer, 1830

Music by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 - 11 Aug 1872), 1832

My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
O may my love to Thee,
Pure warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!

While life's dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

When ends life's transient dream,
When death's cold sullen stream
Over me roll;
Blest Savior, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!

"My Faith Looks Up to Thee" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 2002) and lyrics courtesy of - 08/22/10

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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