• Levy Funeral Directors
    Bellaire, TX
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George W. Webb 1923 - 2012
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Thursday, November 01, 2012
I was a student of Professor Webb in the early 1980's. He was a very influential person in my career and life.

I made it through his classes and then became his grader for other courses he was teaching. I think he was harder on me as a grader than he was when I was his student. For example. when he gave a test to those students and I was to grade it, he had me take the exam myself and come up with the solution key. Not only that, he wouldn't even check my work at first. He told me I had to make sure I was right because I didn't want to mis-grade all those students. I think I learned more in that capacity than I did in any course.

I think about him and his influence often. He instilled in me a sense of discipline and completeness and drive to succeed that stays with me and has served me well in my career. Thank you Professor Webb. You will be missed.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I had the good fortune to have taken classes from Professor Webb while at Tulane in 1980. I was in Magnetic Devices, E303 and Energy Conversion E304. The first day of class he outlined what was to be covered and how our grade was to be determined. There were 15 homework problems for 10% of the grade, 6 or 7 quizzes for 70% and the final exam for 20%. I can only write these specifics because I kept my class notebooks and just flipped through them. Each class had an accompanying lab. The lab had many large motors and patch boards with large knife switches. One day we had a lab on DC machines. We had learned that if the field winding on a shunt connected DC motor was opened, the motor would spin as fast as possible, and if left in this state it could lead to damage - parts flying apart type of damage. Now, this was too tempting to not see for myself, despite the warning from Prof. Webb. So I grabbed the field knife switch & carefully opened it just for a fraction of a second. Well the motor spun super fast, so I slammed the switch closed, satisfied that it did indeed behave as the equations dictated. I did this when Prof Webb was at the other end of the lab, and he did not notice. He was quite strict in he lab, justified by the lethal voltages present. I expect he did a similar test at some point in his career. I remember he often told a joke at the start of class, unfortunately I couldn't recall a specific joke. The competence of a teacher is crucial, and Prof Webb was one of the best I had at Tulane. I had an aptitude for his coursework, and with his in depth knowledge and practical experience I learned so much from him. I have used what he taught me over my entire career. I even managed to get my PE license and practically all the work I have done using this license I credit Prof Webb's excellent instruction for my clarity of understanding. I had a question sometime in the early 1990's that I expected Prof Webb could help with. I tracked him down and sure enough he gave me the advice I needed to solve the problem. I was also pleased that he remembered me as his student. I have thought of him often throughout my career and will continue to do so as I draw on the knowledge he imparted to me.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
My utmost condolences go to the family of Mr. Webb. May the GOD of all comfort provide you with whatever is needed so you can cope with your great loss. Also you can look forward to a end to all causes of death and the heartaches it brings.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your father. I knew Professor Webb and recall that he was an incredible human being and professor who touched the lives of so many in a remarkable way throughout his years at Tulane. I've been a staff member here in the dean's office since 1991 and albeit a very short time, I am honored that I had the privilege to know and work with him.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I managed to survive Professor Webb's electrical machinery course at Tulane. He was a no-nonsense, very knowledgable instructer and all my classmates liked him and his jokes. My condolences to the family.
Pat Darby, BSEE 1965
Friday, October 19, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. George and Ann you will cherish the memories forever. Blessings
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I'll never forget George in his Santa hat at Christmas family gatherings shooing everyone out of the kitchen while making witty observations about the family. He was an intellectual giant and a man with great integrity. He will be missed.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dear Ann and Elizabeth, Our condolences. A great man with a great daughter and grand-daughter. Love from all of us at ROA.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Karen and I were sad to hear of your loss. I know that George missed his wife very much. I am glad that you got to spend so much time with him when he really needed your comfort and support.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The last of the Greatest Generation. A life defined by service...dutiful service to his country, profession and most importantly his family. His is an example of living life to the fullest and not making excuses along the way. He faced hardship early in life by losing his natural parents but never looked back. Strength and devotion defined his character. I hope to hear his wit again some day. George and Ann...you deserve special notice for the dedicated care you provided this year, he deserved nothing less.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mr. Webb was a gentleman whom we came to know and love. He always knew what he wanted and let you know ... that's a good thing!

I feel that he gave us more than we gave him. We miss him dearly.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mr. Webb grew up alongside my dad and his brothers in Uniontown--my dad spoke highly of him always. I send my condolences to the Webb family as one of the Houston descendants of the Frank Glass family of Uniontown.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Funeral and Memorial Details for George Walton Webb (1923-2012)

Revised Oct 16, 2012 8:00 pm

Levy Funeral Directors
4225 Bissonnet (near Newcastle)
Bellaire, Texas 77401
(713) 660-6633

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
5:00-8:00 pm: Family will receive visitors at Levy funeral home

Friday, Oct 26, 2012
8:45 - 9:00 am: Those wishing to drive in procession to the cemetery should meet at Levy funeral home

10:00 am : Funeral with military honors
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive (just inside Beltway 8 [Sam Houston Tollway])
Houston TX 77038

Lunch reception afterward


In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to:
Consortium on Aging
UT Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin St, UCT-1703
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-5164
or to a charity of choice.

The Consortium is directed by Dr Carmel Dyer, the gerontologist at UT Houston who was Dad's primary physician for the last several years.


The family extends profound thanks to the staff of the following organizations, who made it possible for George to spend the last eight months comfortably at home:

CareTemps (adult care agency)
Marilyn Drane, Director
9800 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77092-8832
(713) 263-9440

Hospice Compassus (hospice agency)
1770 St. James Place, Ste. 330
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 850-8853
(877) 575-7152
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Uncle George lived an amazing life, replete with military honors, academic prowess as a professor, an inquisitive mind, and the author of many corny jokes and jabs. He was the youngest of four; my dad was the oldest and left us in l969. Uncle George has been the patriarch of the Webb clan for decades and will be sorely missed. He now joins one of the most amazing women I've ever been associated with, my Aunt Dorothy. May they both rest in peace and we are so much the better and enlightened because of them.
John W. Webb (Huntington Beach, CA)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like he lived a very full life! Keep his memory alive by sharing his stories...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dear old Dad -- we will miss him.
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