Helen Margaret Goukler Sawyer Wescoat

Born on September 23, 1929 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Departed July 15, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida

Helen Margaret Goukler Sawyer Wescoat of Melbourne, Florida passed away Friday morning, July 15, 2022 at age 92.

She is survived by a daughter, Patti Lynn Zane (Kenny); sons, Joseph M. Sawyer, III (Cathy) and Tom Sawyer; and a step-son, Milton J. Wescoat (Jane). She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Judy Wolfe; by her husband, Joseph M. Sawyer, Jr. (1983); and her second husband, Milton L. Wescoat (1992). She is also survived by eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was very proud of being born and raised in Atlantic City and always considered it her home. Her dad’s City Service and Yellow Cab companies were always an integral part of her life.

From her earliest years, she was an avid dancer and loved telling stories of dancing recitals or ballroom dancing on the boardwalk piers, especially in the heyday of the Big Band Era. She was a Girl Scout leader, a cub scout “den mother” and actively involved in local Ventnor politics. She was also a volunteer for the local hospice in Atlantic City for several years and an enthusiastic traveler going on bus trips, cruises and international tours. She loved pink Flamingoes and butterflies. She always had a butterfly clip in her hair.

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Susan Steel Marraffa from Ventnor wrote on July 17, 2022:
God bless you 🙏💔 you are so loved 🙏
Paul McCullough from Somers Point wrote on July 17, 2022:
Au revoir, Sis.
Laurie Chapman from Melbourne wrote on July 16, 2022:
Hugs to you Tom ❤️ She was a sweet lady who obviously loved you very much. She was a lucky Mom to have such a caring and thoughtful son. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
andy &sue mcelhare from morrisville wrote on July 16, 2022:
sorry for your loss
Barbara Kieffer from Middleburg wrote on July 16, 2022:
Aunt Helen. One of the nicest ladies I have ever known. RIP. Enjoy being reunited with rest of our family. You will be missed. 😎
Angie Sherman from Melbourne wrote on July 16, 2022:
My prayers and my love to Tommy and family.
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