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WebbR2HOUGHTON, NY:  R. Richard Webb, Jr., 84, a resident of Absolut at Houghton, formerly of Forestville, was called home by The Lord, as he needed another singer around the throne, Friday, July 24th, 2015, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Waynesboro, PA on August 9, 1930, the son of the late Ralph Richard and Helen Louise (Shaw) Webb, Sr.

He was a graduate of Rice Avenue High School, Girard, PA.  Mr. Webb received his Bachelor’s Degree from Houghton College and Master’s Degree from Fredonia State.  He worked for Forestville Central School as a Vocal Music Teacher, for 32 years and then as an Elementary Principal, for 8 years, retiring in 1995.

Mr. Webb was a member of The Wesleyan Church, NYSSMA, SPEBQSA-where he was Director of “Men of a Chord” Barbershop Chorus and performed with “Just Enough Cooks” Barbershop Quartet, traveled with the Houghton Chorale and the Men’s Quartet, directed the Northern Chautauqua Community Chorus, directed the Church Choir and was in the “Chapel Echoes” Quartet with Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Silver Creek, was Music Director for the Forestville Wesleyan Church and taught area children piano & guitar.  Mr. Webb loved to travel-visited all 50 states along with many countries and he especially loved The Lord.

Survivors include his wife Patricia J. (Kirisits) Webb, of Forestville, whom he married August 16, 1958, in Derby, NY, a daughter, Cynthia Webb, of Dunkirk and a son, Ronald (Anna) Webb, of Cuba, NY.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren Ryan Webb, Aleyna Szot & Rachel Webb, 2 step grandchildren Ashley & Christopher Snyder, a nephew Ronn Pay and a niece Sherilyn Kirisits.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Joyce Ritchie.

Private Interment was in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.  To post condolences go to

5 Comments on Obituary Notice – R. Richard Webb, Jr.

  1. Rich Norton says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family and Pat. I have many fond memories of Dick and working with him at Forestville Elementary. He was ways there with a kind word and thoughtful gesture. He was truly part of my growth as a teacher. I count myself lucky to have been his colleague.

  2. I waited on him and his wife all the time at Walmart, so sorry for the loss, very nice man . my heart goes out to his Wife and family

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Webb was the best teacher and person I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family..

  4. Nancy and Gary Barber says:

    Dear Pat, Ron and Cindy,
    I will miss seeing you as we had lunch at Applebee’s. Richard was
    such a dedicated man to the Lord and His church. We have no doubt that he is making music in the Lord’s presence. We pray you
    will all know the love and comfort of the Lord is coming days.
    God bless.

  5. Dyson says:

    Mr. Webb loved to travel – visited all 50 states along with many countries and he especially loved The Lord.

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