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George Webster

d. March 21, 2018

George Armstrong Webster, 90, of Newtown Square, PA, and formerly of Glen Ridge, NJ, died on March 21, 2018 at his residence at White Horse Village, PA.

George was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Greenwich, CT, and graduated from the Taft school in Watertown, CT. He then was a student at Yale University (Calhoun College), and when WWII interrupted many students' education, George was in the Merchant Marine for almost 2 years. Back at Yale, he was on the Polo Team and also a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He graduated from Yale in 1950 with a business degree, and then attended Harvard Business School for 1 year. He worked at the CIA for 2 years, where he met his wife of 58 years Eleanor Selsam Hardaway. They had three children whom they raised in Dayton, OH and in Glen Ridge, NJ. George worked at Standard Thompson (Ohio), then at ITT Defense Space Group in Nutley, NJ as Director of Planning and Controls.

George chose an early retirement at age 59 ½, "one of the best decisions I have ever made" he had said. George and Terry traveled a lot and enjoyed summers in Nantucket. They also enjoyed watching horse racing at Monmouth, Belmont, and Aqueduct racetracks. They then moved to White Horse Village (a CCRC) in Newtown Square, PA in 2001, "the second best decision I have ever made" he had also said. George enjoyed singing with the Village singers, and playing piano (by ear). He was on the board of Directors of Bloomfield (NJ) Cemetery. He also ranafranced around White Horse Village declaring frondos when they would occur.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Selsam "Terry" Hardaway; by his sister, Audrey Webster Stephenson (William) of Denver, CO; by his brother John K. Webster (Katherine Mulligan); and by his daughter Joan L. Webster. He leaves his son George Steven Webster (Sandy Schwalbach) of Fishers, IN and Osprey, FL; and daughter Anne Webster Leight of Scottsdale, AZ. George leaves 4 grandchildren: Polly Webster Daniel (Tanner) of Arlington, VA; Audrey Suzanne Webster of Fishers, IN; Katherine Rose Leight (Kyle Moekler) of Chicago, IL; Gregory Webster Leight (Julia Lambeth) of Scottsdale, AZ.

A memorial service will be held in late April at White Horse Village. He will be buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, NJ, next to Terry and Joan.
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