Robert M. Webber, 84, of Sherman Road, Middle Grove, passed away Nov. 30, 2007 at his home. Born in Baldwinsville on Jan. 31, 1923, he was the son of the late James and Esther Trowbridge Webber. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the 6th Marine Division in Okinawa, and was among the first troops to land in Japan. He received a Purple Heart.
Bob worked for General Electric, the Schenectady County Highway Department and retired from the Saratoga State Park in 1997.
He was a member of American Legion Post 234 of Ballston Spa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting memorabilia of world events.
His greatest joy was spending time with the love of his life, his adoring wife Ann, whom he married in Fulton on Nov. 30, 1946.
He was predeceased by his son, Robert M. Webber Jr.; five brothers, James, Albert, Richard, Benjamin and William; and two sisters, Dorothy Webber and Irene Thomson.
He is survived by his wife, Ann D. Webber; his children, Michael (Nancy) Webber of Schenectady, Theresa (Arthur) Flanagan of Ballston Spa and Joseph (Elizabeth) Webber of Phelan, Calif.; five grandchildren, Marcia, Mark, Michael, Kerrie and Andrew; brother, John Webber of Baldwinsville; five sisters, Helen Race of Hannibal, Hazel Schumway of Seneca Falls, Mary Martin of Cicero, Lucretia Green of Waterbury, Conn. and Shirley Allen of Baldwinsville; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, with a mass of Christian burial celebrated. Burial: Following in Barkersville Cemetery. Calling hour: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday preceding the service at Armer Funeral Home Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 or donate a toy to Toys for Tots in Robert’s memory.
Historian’s note: Pfc. Webber changed his name to Robert M. Webber following World War II.