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Robert J. WEBSTER

Obituary

WEBSTER, Robert J. a member of the Greatest Generation, died on Sept. 5, 2013, at age 89. He had been a resident of Brandon/Riverview since 1967. Born in Seattle, he lived in Canada and attended the University of British Colombia. At age 19, he left to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Bob spent the next 3 ½ years flying the Himalayan mountains as a flight radio operator, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters and other medals. During the Korean War, he was a radio operator in the Merchant Marines. He then worked for General Motors for 34 ½ years, U.S. Airways for 9 years, and Publix for 5 years. He is survived by his loving spouse, Bonnie Webster of 38 years. He is also survived by his first wife of 27 years, Yvonne Bobbermein; and his sister, Lois Clark. He leaves behind his children, Donna, Diane and Rob Webster (Verena), Christopher Smith (Mary) and Cynthia Thomas. He has 6 grandchildren, Edward and William "BJ" (deceased) Colbert, Ryan (Tasha) Snyder, Esther, Gabriel, and Brayden Smith; as well as, 4 great- grandchildren, Dominick, Cole, Troy, and Kaiya Snyder. His lifetime passion for adventure took him to over 100 countries. Visitation with family will be at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon, Sept. 18th, 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will be at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Valrico on Sept. 19th, 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation in his memory to the . StowersFuneral Home www.stowersfh.com

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 12, 2013
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