Norman Donald Westlake, 75, of Jupiter, Fla., died August 2. He was born September 28, 1937, in Amesbury, Mass., to Marie and Henry Westlake.
Mr Westlake enjoyed a long teaching and coaching career at Newtown High School. He coached such diverse sports as tennis, swimming, track and field, and football. He even coached Bruce Jenner, future Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon. His football teams won numerous league titles and two state championships, including one in an undefeated campaign in the 1970s. “Stormin’ Norman” was a beloved fixture at Newtown High School for more than 25 years.
An Amesbury High School outstanding athlete, he earned a football scholarship to the University of Idaho. He put his education on hold to serve in the Army, as a paratrooper and patrolling the DMZ in Korea.
He met and married Christine Venn at the University of Idaho, and they moved to Connecticut. Mr Westlake received his master of science in physical education at the University of Bridgeport.
He settled in Jupiter upon his retirement, and enjoyed golfing and working at The Jupiter Dunes, his part-time job at Publix, fishing, and boating.
His sons Robert and Christopher; daughters-in-law Susan and Linda; and two grandchildren survive Mr Westlake.
Memorial donations to the Hospice of Palm Beach County at www.hpbcf.org would be appreciated.