Sheldon Westervelt | CaringBridge

Sheldon Westervelt

First post: Dec 12, 2017 Latest post: Dec 27, 2017
In loving memory. June 5, 1929 - December 18, 2017

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

Sheldon had a rough couple of months in late 2017.  Back in July, there was the fall. A quick surgery to repair a broken hip spun off a series of rehab/physical therapy sessions and complications. Infections, pneumonia, shingles, and... hurricanes came and went. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia complicated his recovery and weakened his resistance.  After being under control for 10+ years, his blood struggled to fight the severe re-occurring pneumonia and infections. On December 18th, 2017 we moved him to hospice, and he died peacefully that evening while surrounded by family and friends.

Our family (and especially Sharon) is so grateful for all of you who supported him with calls, notes, prayers, and visits during the ups and downs of the year. We apologize that we were not able to connect earlier with more of you who loved him well, but we were hopeful for the potential of recovery throughout and needed to guard his energy and exposure. 

(Updated: 3/15/18)
We are still waiting to complete processing at Arlington Cemetary. We have unofficially been told to expect a date in September or October, but nothing is in writing yet. Please leave a note in the guestbook, or on a post. We appreciate hearing everyone's stories and memories. Thank you!

(Updated 12/29/17)  Cards and small flowers can be sent to the family at:  7374 Kahana Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. We are awaiting the military scheduling office to arrange a memorial and burial service at Arlington National Cemetary in Virginia. It may take several weeks to get a specific date and time for the service since many of the offices have been closed for Christmas and New Years.  Information will be posted here on the site as soon as arrangements are in place.