On Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, the world lost a great man. Gary E. Webb, a dedicated husband, dad, pappy, coach, mentor, teacher, supporter, hero, and best friend, was called home by the Lord while surrounded by family. The passing of Gary ends more than 50 years with his best friend and loving wife, Marilyn J. (Strawser) Webb.
Gary was born Sept. 4, 1947, to Percy and Pauline (Haas) Webb. Gary was a 1965 graduate of Danville High School. Following school, Gary enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. He worked as a B52 airplane mechanic and always carried with him a passion for planes. Following his service, he worked as security at the Marina, a supervisor at Paulsen Wire Rope for 30 plus years, maintenance at Nottingham Village, and finally at Masonite where he retired from to spend his time dedicated to his wife, children and grandchildren.
Gary and Marilyn spent their lives living in Sunbury and raising their family. In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by his son, Mark N. Webb and his wife, Debra and their daughter Emily; his daughter, Michele L. Treas and her husband, Chad and their children, Taylor and Wyatt aka Bubba. Gary is also survived by brothers, Richard, Mark and Kevin of Danville; and sister, Virginia, of Ohio.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy.
Not much for technology, he never owned cell phone or social media account and preferred a map to GPS any day, but get him in the woods or along a stream and look out because you’d learn something for sure! Gary took pride in all that he did and had, figuring if it was a job worth doing, it was worth doing well. He didn’t embrace the mindset of getting rid of something old, worn, or due to a newer model. Instead he took time to take care of his possessions and they lasted. He took the same time and care of his family, making sure he attended all his kids and grandkids events, even though often that meant going without sleep. Gary was the eternal playmate to his kids and grandkids, but also to neighborhood kids who would often come by and ask if Gary could come out and play because their parents didn’t make time for them. Gary always did! Gary impacted everyone he met for the better and was willing to make time for anyone, any time. Anyone who had the privilege of meeting Gary were lucky, those who really knew him were fortunate, and those who loved him as a husband, dad, or pappy were Blessed beyond words. Gary left the world a better place than he found it and he will live on forever in the hearts of those who loved and knew him best.
Friends and family may participate in a graveside military service in Northumberland Memorial Park, 2956 PA-61, Sunbury, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Arrangements are by the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut Street, Sunbury.
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