IN MEMORIAM: Lenny Webb, 66;
Worked At Otesaga, Dreams Park
HARTWICK – Lewen “Lenny” Ray Webb, 66, of Hartwick, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.
Born Aug. 4, 1950, at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, he was a son of the late Raymond W. and Vera J. (Stratton) Webb.
A graduate of New Berlin Central School, Lenny was drafted into the s Army on May 12, 1970, serving during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge on May 11, 1973, he returned to New Berlin and for a time was employed at the Roostertail Bar and Grill where he met his future wife.
On June 20, 1981, Lenny married the former Colleen A. Morton in Morris.
He worked for Jerry Russell painting, then moved on to work at New Berlin Recreation Lanes, until he became a self-employed painter and painting contractor. He was employed for six years in the maintenance department at The Otesaga and for the past five years at Cooperstown Dreams Park.
In his younger days he enjoyed his free time on the bowling league at New Berlin Recreation Center. He was also a member of the South New Berlin Horseshoe Club. An avid sports fan, Lenny enjoyed NASCAR, watching football-especially the New York Giants-and was a devoted fan of the New York Yankees. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, and was a faithful member and current Finance Officer of the Hartwick American Legion Post No. 1567.
Lenny was a devoted husband and father who always enjoyed being with his family, especially for their annual Memorial Day and Father’s Day celebrations at Gilbert Lake State Park. While his children were in school, his home became a haven for their many friends, and he always enjoyed being with them for the many bonfires they held on their property through the years.
Lenny will be greatly missed by his wife of 35 years, Colleen A. Webb of Hartwick; and their two children, Traci Lynn Webb of Burdett and Michael Lewen Webb of Jacksonville, Florida. He is further survived by his three brothers, Brian Webb and wife Linda of Richfield Springs, Leslie Webb and Joan Toenies of Wells, and Morris L. Webb of New Berlin; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Hartwick United Methodist Church. The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the church, with Pastor Richard Howard officiating. Interment will be in Hartwick Cemetery in the spring.
Contributions in Lenny’s memory may be made to the Hartwick American Legion Post No. 1567, P.O. Box 262, Hartwick, NY 13348, and the Hartwick Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 208, Hartwick, NY 13348.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home.