Jack (John)'s Story
Jack left this world peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Tonawanda, NY to the late Edwin Dyer Webb Jr. and Daisy Phillips Webb. He is survived by his sister Carolyn Webb Gentz and brother in-law Bruce Gentz of Grand Island, NY: His daughters Molly Kistler with grandsons Zachary and Nicholas Kistler of Friendswood, TX; Nora Webb of Pendleton, NY: and son, Edwin John Webb with wife Meghann Clark Webb and grand-daughter Josephine Violet Clark Webb in Seattle, Washington.
At 17 years of age, Jack Webb earned Eagle Scout and The Distinguished Rifleman medal from the National Rifle Association. At 19, he earned the God and Country Award. After he graduated from North Tonawanda High School 1950, he began work as a tool and die apprentice at Spaulding Fiber Co. 1950-1970. Jack joined the United Sates Coast Guard Reserve. Jack was employed with Thiele-Coal and Feed, and Houdaille Hydraulics in Buffalo, NY; Grumman Houston Corp.; J.W. Lighting Inc. and Fyco Tool and Die, Inc. all in Houston. He retired on February 1, 1996. Jack resided in Friendswood, Texas.
Jack's hobbies were hunting, fishing, photography, shooting at the range, and radio controlled airplanes and boats. The Alvin RC was an everyday reward, to talk with friends, fly his planes and be away from doctors and hospitals.
Jack was a fighter. He endured 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 3 experimental treatments. He stayed positive throughout his battle, hoping the research that was being done with him could help others. He was a model to his children and grandchildren of high work ethic, honesty and being prepared. Jack, his sense of humor and love of flying will be missed greatly.
There will be a private family service in North Tonawanda in May. Memorials may be designated to Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, 1551 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.
Published on April 5, 2016