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Wyatt M. Webb

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Wyatt M. Webb, Ph.D.

Wyatt Webb, 62, of Fairlawn, died Oct. 8, 2003, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Wyatt grad uated from Springfield High School. He received his B.S. from the University of Akron, master's from the University of Cincinnati, and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. Wyatt played varsity basketball and ran cross- country, track, and field. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Phi Delta Kap pa, and Omicron Delta Kappa honoraries.

Dr. Webb was the head bas ketball coach at the University of Akron from 1968 to 1975, and coached some of the win ningest teams in Akron's history. Wyatt retired in 1994 as head of the health and physical education department. He was a member of the University of Akron Hall of Fame, CYO Hall of Fame, Summit County Hall of Fame, and was Dapper Dan Man of the Year in 1973. His community work included the Red Cross and the CYO Board.

Preceded in death by parents, Esther and Carl. G. Webb, and father-in-law, Emmet J. McDonald, he is survived by spouse, Barbara Ann, and chil dren, Shelly, Stacey (Brian) Hrabak, Wendy, and Michael; brother, Carl G.; sisters, Cindy (Bill) Breeden, Frankie (Del) Hunt, Karen (Bob) Poling; mother-in-law, Eleanor T. McDonald; brother-in-law, James (Carolyn) McDonald; and nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, 11 a.m., at St. Hilary Church. Inter ment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hummel Funeral Home (COPLEY), 3475 Copley Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 9, 2003
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