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Karen C. (Gallo) Westerman

Born: Thu., Dec. 9, 1948
Died: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019


Ceremony

7:00 PM Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
Location: Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church


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Karen Carmella Marie (Gallo) Westerman, 70, of Butler Township, died at Good Samaritan Hospice surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 6 2019, after a courageous and long-fought battle with cancer. She was born on December 9, 1948, in Butler. She was the daughter of the late James Sr. and Genevieve Gallo. Karen worked at NexTier Bank for over 35 years. She was also a devoted Christian and served as both an Elder and a Deacon at Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was known to put everyone before herself, especially family and friends. If you knew Karen you knew Jesus because she was always giving Him all the praise and glory to everyone she came in contact with. She was the beloved wife of Ernie Westerman, and the loving mother of Aimee (Dennis) Culbertson and Erin (Doug) Benec; sister of Steve (Jackie) Gallo, Jim (Bernadette) Gallo, Vince (Shannon) Gallo, Donna (Russ) Caldwell, and JoAnn Henry; dear grandmother to Dylan Culbertson and Nicholas Benec, and many cherished nieces and nephews. Family and close friends are asked to join together for an intimate ceremony at Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Main St,, Saxonburg, on Sunday Nov 10, 2019 at 7 p.m. 

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Jim & Colette Harbison. The Villages Fl.
   Posted Thu November 07, 2019
To Ernie and family, with my deepest sympathy.

Paul White
   Posted Thu November 07, 2019
Extending my deepest sympathy to you, Ernie, and your family. May Karen rest in His peace, and may you all take comfort in the memories of Karen that you will hold and cherish forever.
Sincerely,
Paul White
Sarasota, FL

Karen (Nagy) Leary
   Posted Thu November 07, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of such a sweet, caring , loving person who always had a smile on her face! I grew up on the Island with Karen and her family so I've known her a long time. My heart, love and prayers are with each of you during this heartbreaking loss! Ernie, Amy, Erin, Donna and to the rest of the family......I hope God holds each of you in his loving arms and comforts you during this time. I am truly sorry!

Lisa M Acre/ Harvey
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Ernie and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved wife and mother, grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Blair and Debbie Mills
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
To Ernie and girls, we are very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John and Donna Sample
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Ernie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as Karen begins her new life in the arms of the Lord. Peace be with and the girls in the coming days.

John and Donna Sample
Murrells Inlet, SC

Jim & Joyce Vorp
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Ernie,
So very sorry for your loss. It's been a long hard road traveled. We all know that God has been with you two all the way. May he hold you and your families in his warm comforting arms. We pray he gives you comforting strength to endure the coming months ahead. Jim-
I became very close with Karen during our work on the Session. What an intelligent, unique, caring person she was. I just loved working with her. She will be sorely missed by everyone she knew. You were very lucky to have lived with a real angel here on earth.

TAMI KELLEY
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Ernie and family, our deepest condolences

The Kelley's
Tami,Tom and Blaine

Bill Hagins
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss, Ernie & family. Karen and you were a special couple and I’m sure God will take care of her now. Life goes on but her spirit and love last forever. Love you Big E.

Jennifer & Tim Simpson
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Ernie & Family:

Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.
Our words cannot fully express the sorrow we feel after learning about Karen's passing. May you always treasure the wonderful times you had. Our thoughts are with your family now and the in days to come.

Quyen Nguyen
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019

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Dennis and Darlene Roberts
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
We want to express our deepest condolences to Ernie and the family. God bless and keep you.

RANDY @ JANET STIVENSON
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ERNIE AND FAMILY, IT BREAKS MY HEART ERNIE, I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVED HER!!!! PRAYING FOR YOU MY FRIEND!!!

Mario & Cathy Rossetti
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Ernie, we are saddened to learn of the passing of your wife, Karen. From what we have learned, she is a believer in Jesus Christ. Although the pain of missing her is certainly deep and real, you have the comfort of knowing that she is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior (as we all will someday). No more distress and no pain; just pure joy. We deeply believe this as truth.

Please know that you and your family are on our personal, daily prayer list for comfort and strength. God bless you, Brother.

Len and Sue Vogel
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Dear Ernie,
So very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

John Hollobaugh (Stone)
   Posted Sat November 09, 2019
Big E, I am so sorry. I did not know your wife but from what I read, she was a great person. Please give me a call if you need me for anything 937-307-8244

Corey Morabito
   Posted Sat November 09, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to you Ernie and the rest of your family.

Becky Costantino Broderick
   Posted Sun November 10, 2019
Ernie, so very sorry. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Walt and Dolores zimmerman
   Posted Wed November 27, 2019
Dear Ernie and family. We were visiting with Traci’s family and attending the memorial service at the Wall the beginning of November. So, just getting caught up with news.
Focusing on a life well lived, all the happy times shared, will give comfort at this time of loss. May the Lord hold and guide you through this difficult time.
Our Deepest Sympathy.

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