Rayburn A. Webster

Rayburn A. Webster, 90, of Cogan Station, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at The Williamsport Home.

Born May 22, 1922, in Snedekerville, he was a son to the late Dean and Helen (Eighmey) Webster.

He graduated from the former Hepburn Township High School in 1939 and served 2 1/2 years in the Air Force as a pilot during World War II. He retired from Textron Lycoming after 38 years of service.

Ray was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and served in all capacities and on many committees. Ray was a great fisherman, hunter and gardener, and loved to try and fix things. He was a big sports fan and enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. Ray walked to his garden and pond daily, and enjoyed biking, bowling and cross country skiing.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Marian E. (Hornberger) Webster; three children, Linda L. (Tom) Kressly, of Hammondsport, N.Y., Holly L. (Tom) Tagliaferri, of Linden, and Terry A. (Linda) Webster, of Waterville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister; and a great grandson, Thad Mathew Webster, who passed away May 2, 2010.

Visitation will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael’s Road, Cogan Station, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard A. Mowery officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions in Ray’s name may be made to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael’s Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.