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WHS Students Plan Candlelight Vigil to Honor Classmate

Allison Harth, 17, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26 following a long illness.

It has been a very sad week at Westfield High School acknowledged Principal Peter Renwick, as friends and classmates learned of the passing of senior Allison Harth.

Harth, 17, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26 following a long illness.  

"She was a wonderful young lady and beloved by many of her peers and staff," Renwick said. "Allie will be missed, but certainly not forgotten."

Friends of Harth have planned a candlelight vigil for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 to honor her memory. Renwick, who assisted the students in organizing the tribute, said the vigil will take place in front of WHS. 

"Throughout the week, counselors have been available to any student needing to grieve," he added. "We have had many students come down to the Counseling Office and they have met in groups and in private session with counselors. Mr. Buckner, Allie's counselor, has been very supportive of Allie's friends."

During her years at WHS, Harth was a member of the National Honor Society and volleyball team. She also enjoyed playing the saxophone and was an equestrian at Watchung Stables. 

Those wishing to honor her memory may do so by making a donation to the Valerie Fund Center of Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown, N.J .07960.

To offer condolences, or for more information, visit www.walterjohnsonfh.com 

Jessie November 30, 2012 at 04:46 PM
so very sad... sending prayers to Allie's family and friends...my daughter played rugby with Allie and always mentioned how nice, funny and good hearted Allie is.. big loss for the WHS family-may Allie rest in eternal peace now...
mitch walker April 01, 2013 at 12:26 AM
It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love.And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your love one can be most difficult to bear! That pain is not necessary erased by being told that your love one is up in heaven. The Bible however, holds out a much different hope. It indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peacful, righteous conditions with perfect health never having to taste death again (mankind number one enemy). Wishful thinking some may say. To believe in a promise, you would need to be certain that the one making the promise is able and willing to fulfill it. Please turn to John 5:21, 28, 29. Jesus promised that millions now dead will live again including (Allison Harth) under peaceful, paradisaic conditions. Since Jesus made the promise, it is safe to assume that he is willing to fulfill it..

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