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Captain Robert Webster

December 10, 1955 — September 2, 2015


Friday, September 4, 2015
6:00 P.M.
J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home

Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 A.M.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Father E. J. Stein officiating

Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery
A reception will follow.

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Captain Robert Webster, a man who wore many hats, passed away in his home September 2, 2015 after a courageous 10 year battle with colon cancer. For a man who initially disliked doctors and hospitals, he became a strong partner with his UTMB Health Care team who rallied constantly on his behalf during these last several years. He was very appreciative of Drs. Abdulah, Jana, Sierpina, Swanson, Gomez, Walser, as well as the Intervention Radiology and Infusion room staff.

Robert leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Bonnie Kraus Webster, his son Robert Kenneth Webster Jr and wife Angie of Van Alstyne, Texas and his daughter Haley Kay Webster currently at Texas A&M in College Station; mother Alma Webster; sisters Cheryl Thomas of Galveston and Charlotte Hemby of Calera, OK; grandchildren Robert William Webster and Peyton Webster; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Gone before him are his father Jewelburn Kenneth Webster; and sister Teresa Klemm.

Robert was born December 10, 1955 in Beaumont. Tx. He worked for the City of Plano in the Parks Department for 25 years receiving multiple service awards before retiring and starting another career in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Galveston College, then went on to receive his Bachelors and Masters from Texas A&M University in Galveston. He was currently working on the completion of his PhD. at Texas A&M, he worked as boat captain, researcher and student mentor. He worked with a team of students and faculty to develop the SEAS (Sargassum Early Advisory System) project. He was recently honored with the Texas A&M Spirit Award. He was a member of the Beach Advisory committee of the Galveston Park Board and a special bench on the seawall was dedicated to him as the “Master of Seaweed, Purveyor of Good Will and Beach Advocate.”

Robert recognized a need for patients with colorectal cancer and co-founded the Cancer Crusher Support group 3 years ago. This has been a source of great pride and dedication. Throughout his life, he participated in various sports and activities including riding in the Hotter N’ Hell 100, completing 100 miles on his bicycle. He also donated a kidney to his sister Cheryl in 1999. He is a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home at 6:00 P.M., with a Rosary to begin at 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father E. J. Stein officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to in memory of Robert Webster or to the SEAS Project at Texas A&M to