Kevin  Westjohn

Obituary of Kevin R. Westjohn

Kevin R. Westjohn, 66, of San Diego passed away from metastatic cancer on November 5, 2022. Kevin was raised in Michigan close to Middle Straits Lake where he spent most of his summers at the local beach. He treasured family vacations each year in Oscoda on Lake Huron and holiday weekend camping at Saugatuck, MI, and Pinery Provincial Park in Ontario. He graduated from West Bloomfield High School and attended Oakland University. He is predeceased by his parents, Walter E. Westjohn and Jane Ellen (nee Denny) Golombisky, and his beloved sister, Sena Hendrick, who passed away in April 2022. Kevin is survived by his spouse of 40 years, Benedict Fabian, his brother Stephen (Carol), MI, sister Christine, KS, stepfather Dale Golombisky, MI, nieces/nephews Julie Tardiff, KS, Sarah (Aaron) Hood, IN, Dana Westjohn-Schwinck (Justin), WY, Joseph Hendrick, Los Angeles, David (Railya) Hendrick, OR, as well great-nieces and nephews, and cousin Michael Scott, OH. Kevin moved to San Diego in 1989 and worked as an accountant, real estate appraiser and realtor. At the ago of 40 he proudly biked the California AIDS Ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. He volunteered with several AIDS support groups and Lutherans Concerned. He loved learning new things and became proficient at growing orchids, photography, succulent gardening, bowling, cooking, quilting, bicycling, and square dancing with Finest City Squares. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the San Diego LGBT Community Center: or to a charity of your choice.

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