||SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – SSG William “Bill” Edward Westgate, U. S. Army (Ret.), 43, of Savannah, Georgia, husband of Katherine “Katie” Bronson Westgate, died Saturday morning, October 3, 2009, at his home.Born in Winchester, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Thomas Wilford Westgate, Sr. and the late Patricia Mary McMahon Westgate. Bill was a loving and dedicated husband with the patience of a saint. He was a loyal friend and was proud to have served his country. Bill attended Savannah Christian Church. He retired after 21 years of service in the United States Army as an Avionic Mechanic. Bill was a member of Richard T. Turner Lodge No. 116 A. & F. M. in Pooler, a Scottish Rite Mason and also belonged to the Alee Shrine where he was a member of the Iron Knights.
Surviving are his wife of fourteen years, Katherine “Katie” Bronson Westgate of Savannah, Georgia; three brothers, Thomas Wilford Westgate, Jr. and James “Jim” Timothy Westgate and his wife, Julie, all of Phoenix, Arizona, and John Joseph Westgate and his wife, Traci of Boston, Massachusetts; one sister, Jean Marie Westgate of Boston, Massachusetts, and several nieces.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Thursday evening at Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue.
The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Friday morning at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., conducted by The Reverend Ken Philbeck. Interment, with full military honors, will be at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon in Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Remembrances: Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.