Rexford Geary Webb, 84

Rexford Geary Webb, 84

Rexford Geary Webb, 84, of Union City, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his residence.

Rex was born June 15, 1926, in Union City, Pa., a son of the late Earl B. and Gladys (Henton) Webb.

He was the salutatorian of his graduating class of 1944. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union City, Pa., where he was a lay speaker. His greatest joy was being able to sing in the church choir for more than 55 years.

He was a member of and past Master of Eureka Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons 366 of Union City, the Corry-Union City Shrine Club, the Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Erie, and also the Clarence Commandry and the Knights of York Cross of Honor, the Columbus Royal Arch Chapter 200, Knights Templar of Warren, Commandry 63, the Zem Zem Shrine A.A.O.N.S. and the Legion of Honor.

He had been employed as a log cutter for Thompson Maple Products, then started as a bookkeeper and ended as vice president of manufacturing for the former Union City Chair Company. He also sold real estate for Century 21 before retiring. He was a past school board member of the Corry Area School District and was an 11-year cancer survivor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl B. and Gladys (Henton) Webb; his first wife, Charlotte Webb; and his second wife, Donna Webb; and by an infant son, Vance Webb. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Russell Webb.

Survivors include his daughter, Melanie Maleski and her husband, Joe, of Union City, Pa.; two sons, Kirk Webb and his wife, Nina, of Titusville, Pa., and Mark Webb and his wife, Blare, of Union City, Pa.; five grandchildren, Lisette (Jim) Lane, Collin Webb, Charmane (Ron) Boardman, Shanna Maleski and Chad (Angie) Maleski; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 42 East High Street, Union City, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend funeral services there on Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. James Parkinson will officiate.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City, Pa.

Memorials are requested to the First United Methodist Church, 42 East High Street, Union City, PA 16438; the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West Eighth Street, Erie, PA 16501; or to the charity of one's choice.

The Robert M. Glenn Funeral Home Inc., 62 South Main Street, Union City, Pa., is handling arrangements.