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Timothy John Woestman, 75, of Havertown, PA, passed away September 23, 2022.
Tim Woestman’s life was nothing short of a Grand Slam. Born March 5, 1947 in Covington, KY, he was a son of the late John Walter and Catherine (née O’Rourke) Woestman.
He attended Annunciation Grade School and Monsignor Bonner High School, where he graduated in 1965. He attended college at University of Scranton, graduating in 1969 with a major in social work, and was a member of the Glee Club. In 1970 he began working for the Department of Public Assistance in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming the Director of Income Maintenance and running the Fuel Assistance Program for many years. He was named an honorary alumnus of Cabrini College because he dedicated so much of his time to furthering Cabrini’s mission of community service. He spent eight summers volunteering as a lead counselor at Camp Kismet in Fayetteville, West Virginia, and as Stage Crew “Pop” for productions at Merion-Mercy Academy. After retirement, he continued to stay busy as an usher at Citizens Bank Park. His favorite job by far was being a crossing guard on Brookline Boulevard in Havertown. He always had a smile on his face for the kids and a treat in his pocket for the dogs.
Aside from his work, Tim was an avid baseball fan who never missed a Phillies game. He even followed a division rival, the Washington Nationals, very closely just because his granddaughter loves them (also because Jayson Werth was traded there, but mostly the former). His grandkids were his biggest joy. There was nothing he loved more than spending time with them - especially at baseball games. He would play Battleship and Train Dominoes with them for hours. You would walk around the house and hear him shout “you sunk my battleship!” or play a train whistle when he won a game. He cared deeply for his garden. He loved to invite his neighbors to see it - he believed it was much too beautiful to only be seen by him- and even shared some of his favorite lilies with them, which can be seen blooming on the block today. He was adored by his neighbors, and was always able to give a laugh or lend a helping hand. He was not only beloved by people, but by animals too, from his first family dog Muffin to Rosie to now Abby. People always say that animals are drawn to those with good hearts.
Tim was truly invested in his community. He joined the Church of the Holy Apostles and loved dedicating his time to attending services, volunteering, and participating in other activities there. He played a role in outreach. His spirit was truly nurtured, and he made many very dear friends during his time there. He held the position of President of the Friends of the Haverford Township Library and was on the board of the Grange Estate. He especially loved celebrating Christmas. He would spend his time putting up the tree, and decorating it beautifully, along with the other decorations around the house (although sometimes you would hear some Christmas Story type language floating around).
One of his favorite things to do was go on trips with the whole family. During the yearly trips to Rehoboth, he absolutely loved staying at the hotel right on the beach and swimming in the pool or way out into the waves with his grandchildren. He would play bumper cars and go on all the rides with his granddaughters Piper and Cordelia, and enjoyed going rooftop putt putt golfing with the family. He also loved going on trips to different baseball stadiums to watch the Phillies play. But what he loved more than anything in the world were his two favorite girls, Melissa and Kate. He was supportive of them in everything they did, and was always so proud of all they have accomplished. He even became the first “bus dad” who would go on trips at Chatham Park School - where his daughters attended - simply because he really enjoyed it and wanted to be there for them.
Tim was the beloved husband of Cassie (nee Bradley) Woestman; loving father of Melissa Westman-Cherry (Dane) and Kate Morris (Greg); adoring “Pop Pop” of Piper Cherry and Cordelia Morris; and dear brother of Phil Woestman, Mary Woestman (Chris Turner), Margaret Lang (the late Paul), Beth Capacio (Ben), Ellen Goodman (Bret), and Joanne Woestman-Ferzoco (Bill). He was predeceased by his brother, Eddie Woestman. He will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews, all the neighborhood kids who he helped arrive safely at school, and his dog, Abigail Sugar Adams.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Church of the Holy Apostles, 1020 Remington Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Outreach Program at Church of the Holy Apostles at the above address.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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