Renowned VZSC Member Claude Z. Westfall, Orono, Maine, passed away on Nov. 11, 2022, in Passadumkeag, surrounded by his loving family.
Claude will be remembered for his passionate love of the outdoors and the many years that were spend with his sons to camp, hike, fish and hunt. He was a proud father, a loving grandfather and a caring friend. His interest in all aspects of Atlantic salmon angling and its restoration was well known throughout the State. He was an active member of the Veazie Salmon Club and served as President in 1985-86. In 1992 he was the recipient of the club’s Normand Bacon Sportsman Award. He worked on numerous committee’s to help restore Atlantic salmon to the Penobscot River that included Friends of the River, the Penobscot River Coalition and the Maine Council, Atlantic Salmon Federation (a founding member in 1983). His interest and time was devoted to a new non-profit and educational Maine Atlantic Salmon Museum at the Penobscot Salmon Club site in Brewer to be built. Claude served as the Board of Directors first president, 2014-15.
We all will miss Claude and his personality that filled the Club!