Webb, JOHN Robert John Robert Webb, 86, died August 30th, 2013. "Bob" Webb, son of Walton Becket Webb and Marian Louise Glidden, loving husband of Flora Olive Porter. He is survived by his daughter Denise Louise Webb, son John Walton Webb and his two daughters-in-law Denise DuClos, and Judith Webb. He is also survived by his dearly loved grandchildren Thera Webb, Luke Webb, Paul Webb and Elisabeth Webb. Bob Webb was born in Lawrence, Kansas in 1927. He spent his early childhood in Kansas attending a one room school house, but also spent time in southern California and eastern Washington. After serving in the Coast Guard in World War II, he attended the University of Cairo, Egypt where his father and mother lived (Walton Webb was a TWA pilot) and the University of Geneva, Switzerland. When his father died in a plane crash in 1950, Bob (only 23) and his mother moved back to Pennsylvania. Bob Webb graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics. He married Flora, an RN from the University of Pennsylvania, and they were happily married 55 years. Bob Webb was employed by the Department of Army working in the Pentagon, by the Justice Department during the J. Edgar Hoover Administration and finally at the United Nations, as the Personnel Director reporting to then Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. Bob fully enjoyed his life with interests in traveling with Flo, keeping in touch with his many cousins, photography, automobiles (he owned a TR2, Lotus Elite and an MG TD), sailboat racing, tennis, reading and crossword puzzles. Besides living in Kansas and overseas, Bob lived in Arlington Virginia, New York City, Branford, Connecticut (Castle Rock), Indialantic, Florida and even two years in Oahu, Hawaii from 1960-61. Bob enjoyed his last 9 years living in Florida on the beach. Bob recently moved to the Whitney Center in New Haven, Connecticut and enjoyed the new friends he met there. Bob lived a full and interesting life and will be sorely missed by his friends and family members.
Published in The New Haven Register on Sept. 22, 2013