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George Webster

George Kitchener Webster

Friday, April 10th, 2020
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Obituary

In Memory of George Kitchener Webster

It is with great sorrow that we share the sudden passing of George Kitchener Webster,
beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, retired Lieutenant Colonel, and accomplished
athlete, who was taken from this world on April 10, 2020 in Weston, Florida.

The first of three children, George grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Early on, he displayed
the work ethic and initiative that would frame his many successes when he built a paper
route large enough to buy his first horse and first car. George earned a football
scholarship to the University of Detroit where he served in the ROTC program, and
graduated with a Bachelor of Science. George played two seasons with the Cleveland
Browns before joining the United States Army as a Lieutenant.

Serving two tours in Vietnam as a Troop Commander, George went on to have a
distinguished twenty year military career, earning numerous meritorious awards
including two Silver stars, four Bronze Stars, four Purple Hearts, three Air Medals, the
Combat and Infantry Badge, and the Ranger tab. Other highlights of his military career
include coaching football at West Point and serving the US Army at both the Pentagon
and NATO (where he also played for the Brussels British Rugby Club).

Retiring from the military, George earned an MBA from Georgia State University, and
worked as President and CEO of two successful companies before establishing his own
consultancy. Riding his horses and competing in reining competitions filled his later
years, winning multiple first place rankings and numerous other awards.

Though, if you had asked him, it was not his accomplishments he was most proud of,
but of his family. It was his 51-year marriage to the love of his life, and their three sons,
that gave him the most joy. From coaching little league soccer teams to carving pine
wood derbies for his kid’s cub scouts, he was the best dad. He was the best husband!
He was always there, supportive of his family.

George is survived by his wife, Patty, and their three sons: Bryon and his wife, Cuifen,
and their children, Sophia and adopted son, Wenhao; Eric and Jenne, and their
daughter, Story Sue; and Shawn and McCall and their children, Penelope and Tristan;
his brother, Wayne Webster, as well as his many nieces, nephews, and cousins; other
special extended family members, and many friends.

We share these things, and can still only hint at the impactful and full life that was George
K. Webster’s. He will be missed, and though he himself would have never claimed it, to
have known him was to know greatness. It is with a heavy heart that we write, he was our
hero and a hero to so many others. He will always be in our hearts.

George will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to these organizations in his memory:

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
https://www.buildinghomesforheroes.org
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    Arlington National Cemetery
    Address
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    Arlington, Virginia
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Ralph Orban

Posted at 11:42am
Just had to send this out missing our calls from this past weekend brother as always thank you for your service brother missing you and always thinking about you . Till we meet again love ya :)
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McCall Webster

Posted at 11:01am
My father-in-law will be remembered for many amazing qualities: his bravery, his superhuman strength, his work ethic and his tremendous love for Patty, just to name few. But it is his dedication to his family that has forever changed my life and the lives of my children for the better. I was fortunate enough to marry his son Shawn, and I am eternally grateful that my husband learned how to be a loving partner and present father from the very best. The way George immediately welcomed me into the family and always gave me a home away from home in Florida has left an indelible mark on my heart.

Dad, you were taken from us far too soon but you will live on in our hearts and our many memories, and I pray that you can hear the way Poppy and Tristan speak about their time with you. At age 6, they already have a lifetime’s worth of profound experiences with their Grandpa. I know you’re watching over us, just like you always have. We love you, Dad.
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Tom Taylor

Posted at 09:09am

George Webster, MY HERO

In 2000, my wife and I had just finished building a new home in Weston, and my wife, Sandy, went to a Weston Newcomers luncheon. She met Patty Webster, and an amazing new friendship and Mary Kay business connection blossomed. Shortly after that, it was inevitable that I meet George at a Newcomers cocktail party. Almost immediately I knew we were to become close friends. It was his smile, sense of humor, and life experiences that had me. George was genuine, caring, and a giant among men.

George Webster was my best friend, the husband of Sandy’s best friend, my financial advisor, a great athlete, and a champion reining horseman with “Boomer”. After retirement from the service, George became the CEO in at least two troubled companies that needed him to correct problems because of his skill in leadership and organization.

The eight years Sandy and I lived in Weston, we enjoyed continual parties with the Websters: dinners, barbeques, Polo matches, wine and food tasting, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, cruise vacations, birthdays - all with a small group of Westonians. I remember George’s laughter as so infectious; no one was ever bored. We miss this.

Sandy and I left Weston in 2008 for Natchez, MS to take care of Sandy’s dad. Because of her being a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant and our close friendship with the Websters, we kept communicating thru the years.

George and I were in contact by phone on every birthday, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day for the past twenty years. We were in competition with each other to be the first one to call, especially on the military holidays. I talked with him on his 74th birthday, three days before he passed away in the Cleveland Clinic of Weston.

The saddest and inexcusable factor in George’s death to me is his waiting for his follow up doctor’s appointment in the hospital on the day he died. The appointment was delayed because of the Corona Virus activities. In my opinion, MY HERO, George Webster, who survived all the cruelties of the Viet Nam War became a casualty of the Corona Virus War. I loved George. George, thank you for your service!

Tom Taylor
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Jan Raznick

Posted at 11:58am
My dear Patty - Alan and I were in shock when we heard of the loss of George. George was so big and strong we just felt he would go on forever. George was just an all around nice guy! The two of you were such a beautiful couple. George will be truly missed.
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Alan Raznick

Posted at 11:36am
Alan Raznick
May 7, 2020
It was a sad day when we learned of George's passing. First met George when Jan joined Patty's Mary Kay unit. George and I were assigned to units in the Pentagon together for a few years. During that time I got to know George better as we worked out together at the Pentagon Officer Athletic Center (POAC). George was a big weight lifter and he was always helping me with tips as we worked out. Always wiling to help in anyway he could. Probably in the best shape of my life after George's help. Just the few years in the Pentagon and then all the years to follow demonstrated the type of great human being he truly was. A definite loss to the world around us. We all have to remember all the wonderful things George provided the many lives he touched . My heartfelt sympathy to the entire Webster family.
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