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Bruce A. (Bear) Webb

Bruce A (“Bear”) Webb, 69, of Dover, died Saturday, May 7 after a long period of declining health.  He was born in Bedford to Cora and the late Alva Webb.  A 1970 graduate of Bedford High School, he was a lifelong learner, earning a bachelor’s degree from George Williams College, two masters degrees, and completing the coursework for a PhD in depth psychology.

Bruce loved music, especially early folk music.  He enjoyed sitting on the porch playing his guitar and smoking his pipe.  He was a history buff, and a science geek.  A counselor by trade, many people came to him for support, a majority of his work done with recovering addicts.  A voracious reader, his Kindle was loaded with history, science fiction, and fantasy.  His DVR was loaded with John Wayne movies.

Bruce loved children, and children loved him.  At Halloween, he would put on his Santa hat for the trick or treaters.  Their reactions were priceless, igniting the twinkle in his eyes.  Often, the children would approach him for hugs, or sit on his lap to give him their Christmas wishes.

He was a true cat lover.  Having a cat curled up on his chest was one of his greatest pleasures.  Boots, Tessa, Corky, and Thor will certainly be waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge, ready for kitty skritches and Pounce.

Bruce met his wife Ellen (Dunbar) in April 1994.  They were married in September of the same year, and enjoyed nearly 28 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his beloved daughter Meredith of Cleveland Heights, a brother Bob (Charlene) of Aurora, a sister Kathy of Graytown, and several nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

In lieu of services, please honor Bruce’s life in a way that reflects your relationship with him.  Meet a friend for coffee.  Gather with friends around a campfire and swap stories.  Rescue a cat, preferably a black one.  Tell those in your life that you love them.  Donate to the charity of your choice.

Bruce has been cremated under the care of the Heritage Cremation Society.  His ashes will be scattered at a later date.

The family would like to thank those who worked with Bruce at Hennis, Claymont Health and Rehab, Union Hospital, and Hospice House through these past few years.  Your help and kindnesses will never be forgotten.
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