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April 14, 2014

Wesley E. Tophoven

Wesley E. Tophoven

CLARK MILLS — Wesley E. Tophoven, 39, of Clark Mills and formerly of Edmeston, was called Home by the Lord, Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home in Clark Mills.

He was born Jan. 29, 1975, in Norwich, the son of Peter and Linda (Crossman) Tophoven.

Wes graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1993, and was well-known for his love of football that he played throughout high school. He continued to play while attending Hartwick College. Wes was currently employed by Verizon Wireless.

The main joy in Wes’ life were his two boys, Devon and Dylan, who he encouraged and instilled in his love of football and hockey.

He was a member of the NRA and former member of the Edmeston Fire Department. Wes was a former Pee Wee Football Coach for Westmoreland. He was a devoted father, Jets fan and Harley Davidson enthusiast.

Wes is survived by his children, Devon Wesley Tophoven and Dylan Timothy Tophoven; his mother, Linda Tophoven; his siblings, Timothy and Isabelle Tophoven, Tamara Tophoven and Rebecca Tophoven; his special nephews and nieces, Thomas Tophoven, Suellyn and Jeremiah Birdsall, and Kylie Tophoven; his great-nephew, Ryker Birdsall; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wes was predeceased by his father, Peter Tophoven, who died in 2002.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 16, 2014, at the Second Baptist Church in Edmeston with Pastor Ray Merritt officiating, with visiting an hour prior to the service.

Contributions may be made in Wes’ memory to the American Heart Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.

Condolences can be left on the funeral home website hjtfuneralhome.com.

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