Martin "Marty" Webber Born in St. Petersburg Sept 2, 1950, passed away May 31, 2013 in Lexington Park, Maryland at age 62. As a young man, Marty Webber lived the life of a vagabond. Between attending the University of South Florida and an epic hitchhiking adventure from his home state of Florida to the Colorado Rockies, he skipped into and out of a variety of gigs including; dog catcher, truck driver, finish carpenter for luxury sailboats, and bridge construction worker navigating narrow catwalks 100 feet above Tampa Bay. His future father-in-law however required steady employment as a precondition for marrying his daughter, so at the ripe old age of 25, Marty joined the Navy.
He made life-long friendships and after serving 6 years, spent the next 25 years as a civilian involved in the S-3 (4 seat twin engine jet used to track submarines) community until the last squadron was decommissioned in 2009. At that time Marty began a new chapter in his career working with the Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters.
His greatest joy was his four children. Marty was a wonderful father, and would humbly claim that his children were such exceptional people, not because of him, but in spite of him. Nothing could be further from the truth. When he became a grandfather, he was over the moon in love with his grandchildren, and constantly encouraged more babies.
The one true love of his life however was his wife Connie. For 37 years, they shared a passionate love and deep devotion that never faded, but only grew stronger as time went by.
All who knew and loved him will miss him forever.