Merwin Holla Webster died on Thursday March 17, 2011 in Greenwich, CT. He and his wife, Mary T. Webster, who predeceased him, were longtime residents of Mamaroneck. Mr. Webster, known as “Bill”, was born March 10, 1913 in Ossining, where he was raised. During World War II, he was assigned at first to the Coast Artillery and served as Chief of Ammunition, Battery A, 31st C.C. Fort Taylor, Key West, FL. At night, he witnessed the explosion of ships torpedoed by Nazi submarines. Mr. Webster served at Fort Knox, Louisville, KY. He was a member of VFW Post 1156 in Mamaroneck.
After the war, Mr. Webster studied under the G.I. Bill, graduating from the College of the City of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, then a MA from Teachers College. He was a science teacher and science chairman for the Harrison School district. He planned the science wing and planetarium for the High School campus.
Mr. Webster was a life-long Democrat who served for several years as a district leader for the Democratic Party in the Village of Mamaroneck. After retirement, Bill and Mary Webster traveled extensively and sailed a small sloop on Long Island Sound for several years. He is also remembered for his love of gardening and being an avid reader.
Visitation Monday evening, March 21 from 7-9pm at COXE & GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME, 767 E. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914-698-5968 www.coxeandgraziano.com Funeral Service on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am at the funeral home followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.