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 West, Michael B
Born: 03/06/1992
Died: 10/11/2014
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West, Michael B

​Michael Branden West went to heaven on October 11, 2014 at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown surrounded by his loving family.  David and Diane West were blessed with Michael on March 6, 1992.   He was born in Newton, New Jersey.  In the years that followed, Michael was joined by his beloved siblings, Nicholas and Lauren.  Michael lived in Hampton, NJ all his life and graduated from Kittatinny Regional High School in June, 2013.  

Michael left an indelible impression on all those whose lives he touched.  Everyone knew Michael.  He was a child with the purest joy in his heart and he made us all remember life’s simple pleasures, without uttering a word.  He loved watching Barney, playing with spoons, and clapping with anyone who would join him. He also loved dancing and running down the hallways of Kittatinny High School.  Michael was present for all of his siblings’ sporting events and the other parents loved and cared for him as if he were one of their own.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.  

Michael is survived by his maternal grandparents, David and Judy Brennan of Mine Hill, NJ and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Elizabeth West of East Hanover, NJ.  He is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends and his beloved, long-time doctor who never gave up on him, Dr. Arthur Atlas.  

Funeral Services will be held Friday October 17th, 2014 at 10:30 AM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main Street (Rt. 206) Newton, New Jersey.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday October 16th from 2-4 and 7 -9 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Respiratory Center for Children at Goryeb Children’s Hospital Morristown Medical Center 100 Madison Avenue Box 107 Morristown, NJ  07960. Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com
 
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I am so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and always be in your hearts.
Valerie Germ
I recall a very exciting game of peek a boo at the Schreibers house. :D I still think of of it surprisingly often for how long ago it was. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Betsy
Betsy Wylie
I will always remember his smiling face! Every time I saw him he was smiling. I wish there was something I could say to take away your pain but there isn't. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Suzie Givone.
Suzie Givone
REST IN PEACE MIKE. YOU ARE GOING TO BE MISSED BY ALL. YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. YOU FRIEND BRANDON BORDT.
Brandon Bordt
To Diane & Dave & Family, I was so very sorry to learn of Mikey's passing. Heaven has gained a new angel. I know he touched many lives all through the years, and I trust the love and caring of all who knew him will help carry you through your loss. With sincerest sympathies, Jeanne and Ray
Jeanne Piorkowski
Dear Diane, Dave, Nick, and Lauren, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this most difficult time! Although we did not know Michael very well, and saw him only a few times thru the years,his smile was truly infectious!Our Children remember him very well and always commented on how happy he seemed. God Knows it is a family's Love that can make someone shine like that!! God Bless, and may he rest in peace. A true Angel. Pat and Vicki
The Romano Family
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