Julius Martin Westfall

September 14, 1942 - March 12, 2019
Julius Martin Westfall

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Julius Martin “Wes” Westfall, age 76, of Winnabow, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

He was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY on September 14, 1942 the son of Bruno and Anna Lenio Westfall and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

He joined the NYPD in 1965 and was later promoted to Detective assigned to the Intelligence Division. Wes had a very interesting career investigating organized crime and other subversive groups as well as guarding dignitaries visiting New York City i.e. US Presidents, foreign heads of state including Imelda Marcos and Pope John Paul. He could tell you some stories about his experiences.

He and his wife Jeanne moved to North Carolina in August 2006. Wes could be found shopping at Walmart, Costco, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby to name just a few. He always had his service dog, first Lady Girl and then Kaylee, beside him wherever he went.

Wes especially loved planning vacations, parties and events for family, friends and neighbors. Wes lived every day by the advice given to him by his first sergeant – “make the most of your post”. On March 12, 2019 God decided Wes had “made the most of his post” and now he is safely home in Heaven.

Wes served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, 412 Ann St, Wilmington, NC 28401.

A presentation of Military Honors will be rendered in recognition of Wes’s honorable and faithful service to his country.

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
10:00 AM

Basilica Shrine of St. Mary - Directions
412 Ann St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-5491

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  • April 15, 2023
    Kaci Christian says:
    I met Wes & his beautiful wife, Jeanne, and the other special lady in his life, his beloved standard poodle, Miss Lady, in July 2007. We were both newcomers to NC. (I was there solo for a contract job and it was both lovely and lonely.) They had me over a couple of times and were very kind and friendly to me. (After the job ended, I moved away and didn’t stay in touch.) I was remembering them today and was sorry to learn Wes has passed on. He was a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. 🙏 Sincerely, Kaci Christian

  • March 19, 2019
    Mary DeLollo says:
    Was so sadden when I saw this, he will be missed. My thoughts are with you.

  • March 19, 2019
    Mike Enea says:
    So sorry to hear about Wes. He was a great neighbor in NJ. Always had funny and entertaining stories and great smile. I'm sure his dog Lady is over the moon now that they're together again. All the best to Jeanne and his family. He will be missed!

  • March 20, 2019
    F Davis says:
    May you be comforted by the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God, 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4. May you feel the support of family, friends and draw closer to God in prayer as you await the fulfillment of his promise at Acts 24:15 and Isaiah 26:19. Now may God keep you in his loving care.

  • March 29, 2019
    Terry Grillo says:
    Jeanne, our sincere condolences to you and your family. Treasure the memories you made together. Frank & Terry