Hospital Recognizes ‘Those Who Have Touched Our Lives’

WESTFIELD — Tribute Gifts offer a unique opportunity to recognize someone who has memorably touched your life. Remembering a family member, a dear friend or a colleague (in life or in death) is something that many members in our community customarily do at the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Many are familiar with the hospital foundation’s mission and how it helps the hospital remain on the cutting edge of patient care. Now in its 40th Anniversary year, the WMHF, via its donors, continues its philanthropy by promoting outstanding healthcare.

Donating a Memorial Gift to honor the memory of a friend or loved one who is no longer with us or recognizing a dear friend or loved one with an Honorarium is an appropriate expression of thoughtfulness and always appreciated.

Following are those remembered:


¯ Nora Alonge from Charlotte Calarco, Patricia H. Everts, Elna Meleen, Madeline Riscili and Phyllis Rupczyk

¯ Seymour Beckman from Daniel Beckman

¯ Sarah Foster from Ann Foster Akin

¯ Cindy Harper from Tracy and Linda Bennett, Charlotte Calarco, Marjory G. Fritz, Grant and Pamela Gross, Susan Hammond and James Wakeman, William and Nancy Harper, Patricia and Phillip Knight, Cecil and Diane McClellan, Martha Naeser, Marilynne Northrop, Antonino and Mary Ann Pampalone, Robert and Roberta Patterson, Mark and Deborah Perry, Carolyn Rawlinson, James and Rose Van Volkenburg, Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Westfield Senior Citizens Club, WMH Special Projects and Martha A. Zenns

¯ Daniel Hess from Warren and Gloria Colgrove and Carol Reynolds

¯ Mary Kimball from Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

¯ Steve Loomis from Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

¯ Florence and William McMahon from Susan M. Schuldeis

¯ Ethel Scarpine from American Legion Post 327-Westfield, Alan and Lisa Holbrook, Richard & Marilyn Scarpine and Diane L. Wotus

¯Carol Schutt from WMH Special Projects

¯Harry Ward from Charlotte Calarco, Alan and Lisa Holbrook, Elna Meleen, James Scarpine, Timothy and Pamela Truitt and Westfield Senior Citizens Club


¯ Richard Davies for the RED (Renovate our Emergency Department) Campaign from Carol A. and Donald L. Baumet, Patricia Burger, Mary Cash, Robert and Janet Davies, Marilyn Easton, Judy Einach, Debra Kindron-Christina, Jon and Mary Shoff, Marcia Wethli and Ralph and Janice Wilson

¯ Bob and Janet Miller for the RED Campaign from Richard Davies, Joseph Davies, Nicole Davies, Marc and Margaret Davies and Kimberly and John Prouty

¯ John Paul Wolfe from Anne and Jack Palomaki, M.D.

Other ways to make a tribute gift to the WMHF include the following:

By celebrating many of life’s wonderful occasions — the birth of a child, birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries or other important events.

Saying thank you to someone who has made a difference in your life. Gifts may be made in honor of another that you wish to acknowledge or recognize for any reason, such as a friend, relative, neighbor, co-worker, pastor or caregiver.

Whether your gift commemorates an event, honors an individual or memorializes a friend or loved one, the individual or family named by the donor receives a special acknowledgment that a gift has been made in their name.

Our community hospital is able to continue to provide high quality health care to all the residents throughout our community and beyond. Westfield Memorial Hospital is part of the larger Saint Vincent Health System, a subsidiary member of the Allegheny Health Network.

For those who would like to learn more about the hospital foundation or to give a memorial gift or honorarium to the hospital foundation, contact Patty DiPalma at; call 793-2338 or visit the foundation’s website at where you will find a memorial/honorarium form on the home page.