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Obituary for Paul R. Westbrook

December 4, 1939 - June 16, 2019
Milltown, New Jersey | Age 79

Financial Advisor and Author


Paul R. Westbrook of Milltown, New Jersey, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. He was 79. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he lived in Watchung, Montclair and Westfield, NJ before moving to Milltown 13 years ago.

Paul was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a lifelong Badgers fan. An expert in finance, Paul founded his own financial and retirement planning firm, Westbrook Financial Advisors, and taught finance courses at Rutgers University. He was a member of the Rutgers Club and enjoyed listening to opera and traveling in Italy, France and other European destinations.

Earlier in his career, Paul was the national director of the Financial and Retirement Planning Practice at Buck Consultants. He wrote several books on business and finance, including Word Smart for Business, Math Smart for Business, Business Companion, and New Rules for Retirement and Tax. His latest book, Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, was co-authored with his wife, Elizabeth Marquez.

Paul is predeceased by his parents John and Anna Westbrook, and his sister Lynn Westbrook.

Surviving is his wife Elizabeth Marquez; his daughter Ashley Westbrook and her fiancé Tommy Donaldson, of Brooklyn, NY; his stepdaughter Elizabeth Johnson of Seattle, WA; his stepdaughter Alison O'Neill, her husband David and their children, Brian and Katie, of Summit, NJ; his sister Ruth Williamson of Milwaukee, WI; his brother Kurt Westbrook of Poynette, WI; and his niece and nephews.

Friends and relatives may call on Saturday, June 22nd from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N. Main St. – at Riva Avenue, Milltown, NJ. A Memorial Service will be held during that time at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, You may sign the online condolence "guestbook" at

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