Obituary: E. K. 'Kess' Webster Jr., 89, of Lower Saucon

E. K. "Kess" Webster Jr., 89, of Lower Saucon Township, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in Bethlehem.

E. K. "Kess" Webster Jr., 89, of Lower Saucon Township, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Barbara H. (Coles) Webster. He was born in Camden, N.J. on April 22, 1923 to the late Elwood K. Webster Sr. and Mary (Porter). He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a salesman for the former Warren Webster Co., Bethlehem for many years. He was a member of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem and Springfield Lions Club. In addition to being its past president, he spent 16 years as a Palisades School Board member. He was also a volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Kess was an avid reader and enjoyed history, especially of the Civil War era. He enjoyed watching sports on TV and in his younger years he enjoyed playing golf.


Loving children: Corinne C. wife of Eugene Schecter of Swampscott, Mass., Nancy L. wife of Charles Krial of Upper Black Eddy, Charles E. and his wife Nancy of Holland, Celia A. of Tinton Falls, N.J., Thomas K. and his wife Barbara of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters: Molly wife of Joseph Parker of Evansville, Ill., Elizabeth wife of Robert Bolster of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11am Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Central Moravian Church (sanctuary), Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. The calling hour will be followed by the service at 11am. The interment, with military honors, will be private at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Springfield Township. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.


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