David Webber
1954 - 2021
BORN
1954
DIED
2021
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Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Northwest Chapel
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Columbus, OH
Webber, David
1954 - 2021
David Boyd Webber, beloved husband, father, son, uncle, neighbor, business partner and friend to countless, died peacefully February 19, 2021, with his loving family by his side. David was born May 21, 1954, to Robert and MaryLou Webber in Mt. Sterling, Ohio and grew up on his family's farm, just outside of town. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents Robert and Kathryn Webber and Bruce and Loutie LeMay Junk. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 36 years, Cynthia (Cindy) Hickey Webber; his children, Laura Anne (Annie) Webber and Matthew David Webber; sister, Catherine Steinhoff (Wayne) of Manchester, MA; sister-in-law, Julie Rapp (Jay); brother-in-law, David Hickey (Annemarie); nieces and nephews, Webber Steinhoff (Vanessa), Boyd Steinhoff (Jenny), Kate Lu (Ting), Molly Rapp, Katie Rapp, Keeley Andreski (Mike), Sarah Fox (Matt), Reilly Hickey; and grand nieces and nephews, Keener Steinhoff, Grace Steinhoff, Mack Steinhoff, Louisa Steinhoff, Gavin Andreski and Oliver Andreski. Friends and family were very important in David's life. They spent time with him and his family over the years at The Webber Family Farm where events, such as fall hayrides, bonfires, pumpkin carving and Beta Brothers' celebrations are legendary and full of memories. They gathered with him fall Saturdays for his renowned tailgate parties at the Horseshoe to cheer on his Ohio State Buckeyes. They watched sunsets; sat on the roof-walk overlooking Sconset on Nantucket; listened to the waves breaking on the beach; enjoyed horse races; played golf, relished happy hour at the Men's Grill; joined him for bourbon on his screened porch; and dined at restaurants nationwide (nod to Patsy's). It goes without saying David never met a stranger. David graduated from Madison Plains High School in 1972 and attended The Ohio State University. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. After graduation from OSU, he began a lifetime career in finance and banking, beginning with a short stint at the Ohio Department of Commerce before returning to Mount Sterling to work with his father at his family's bank, The Sterling State Bank. Later he graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking (ABA) at Rutgers University. Mr. Webber enjoyed a 20-year career with Bank One where he managed multiple commercial functions including the community bank, middle market and national account divisions. He built a community development division, which included low-income tax credit housing, small business development lending and community-based retail distribution techniques. David was also a Senior Vice President in charge of national indirect consumer lending programs. He served as a member of The Banc One Capital Investment Committee, was on the board of Banc One Insurance Corporation and The Private Banking Council. In 1999 Mr. Webber became one of the founding partners and a board member of Stonehenge Capital Company, where he was chairman of the firm's investment committee. He also served as the managing director in charge of Stonehenge's small business investment program, which invests in small and disadvantaged businesses. David's distinguished finance and banking career led to appointments on numerous financial boards, including advisory board member on Topmark Capital, Bluehenge Capital, American South Real Estate Fund and Lakeview Growth Equity Fund. He was a founding member and board member of Heelstone Energy Holdings, a renewable energy developer and operator. He was instrumental in the formation of the National Urban League's Urban Entrepreneur Partnership. Mr. Webber established multiple scholarships through OSU for the I Know I Can Scholars' Program for Columbus City School students. David will be remembered for his strong leadership, business savvy, banking brilliance and financial acumen in the business world. He was philanthropic and known for his larger-than-life personality, hearty infectious laugh, engaging smile, keen wit, and kindheartedness. He leaves us with enough memories to last a lifetime. A celebration of life to honor David will be held in the spring. In lieu of donations to a specific cause, do an act of kindness for someone in memory of David. Family has entrusted SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST with final arrangements. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to sign David's online guestbook or to share a special memory.
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, 2021.
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17 Entries
Philip C. Parker
April 15, 2021
I will miss Dave Webber. A great friend who was always friendly, happy,
positive, generous, and always with a good story to tell.
Philip C. Parker
Friend
April 15, 2021
Gretl, James, and Dan Collins
March 14, 2021
I just learned of David's passing and I am so saddened. David and I worked together at Bank One back in the 1980's and 90's. Working with him was both extremely fun and productive!!! We got "stuff" done!!! He will be missed!
Susan Alexander
Friend
March 3, 2021
Dave Tolford
March 1, 2021
David, you did us all proud.
Randi Dean
Friend
February 28, 2021
Karmen and Monte Hartranft
February 27, 2021
I had the privilege of knowing David from my college days at Beta Theta Pi. He was on the board who the officers reported to on a quarterly basis. He was always so supportive and we became friends as time went on. Enjoying Ohio State athletics, golf and SW Florida on occasion. I always looked up to David as a role model. He was above all else such a funny, warm, incredibly generous, and inviting guy. I always would seek him out for conversation when our paths crossed because he made me laugh so hard. Cindy and family, my sincerest condolences.
Todd Arend
Friend
February 26, 2021
Alison Kalinoski
February 26, 2021
Cathy,
So very heart-broken to hear the news of David's passing. I remember how close you two were as kids, and can only imagine the loss you are feeling. My heart and prayers go out to you.
I have some great memories of David. I am not sure if you remember this, but David took Sally Downs to homecoming his senior year, and Mike Sullivan asked me. We all went out to eat, and then on to the dance together. What fun that was. I can still hear his laugh, and remember his welcoming spirit.
I will hold you all in my heart, and wish you peace and comfort in the days to come.
Luann Beauman
Luann Beauman
Friend
February 26, 2021
I am so saddened to hear of Webby's passing. I still have my Webby bear given to me when I was born passing it on to my own children. I am comforted knowing he and my father, Ron are reunited enjoying jokes and drinking bourbon watching while over all of us. Prayers for healing. The Endres girls are sending our love to the family during this difficult time.
Erica Endres Mihely
Friend
February 25, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I remember him from church - always smiling and laughing - he always had a crowd around him. Sending prayers.
Lynn Bower
Friend
February 25, 2021
Lou&Fran Vitale
February 25, 2021
David was one of the kindest, finest persons that I have ever known. A true friend always there for you and a man of his word. It’s very hard to adequately express my gratitude for all that he did to help me both personally and professionally. My heart is heavy with personal sorrow however I know that he is in a better place where his laughter is making everyone’s day brighter.
To Cindy and the children please accept our condolences and our continuing friendship and prayers.
Love you
Lou&Fran
Louis Vitale
Friend
February 25, 2021
He was a great friend and a very patient mentor. We lost a wonderful guy. My heart goes out to all of his family.
Gus Whiteside
Friend
February 25, 2021
David and Karen Stewart
February 25, 2021
Dave, you will be greatly missed. I will always remember the times we were able to get away for lunch while you were at Bank One. I don’t think we ever got around to talking about business.
David Martin
Friend
February 25, 2021
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