Dr. David L. Webber, Springfield & Boca Raton, Fla.

Dr. David L. Webber, formerly of Springfield/Longmeadow, died at home in Boca Raton, Fla. on Dec. 25. He was the husband of Rose Eisenberg Webber. He was a dentist in Springfield from 1945 until he retired in 1986.  He served in the military in both World War II & the Korean Conflict as a dentist.  He was a graduate of Northeastern University and the University of Pittsburgh Dental School.  Dr. Webber limited his practice to Pediatric Dentistry in 1960.  He was a Member and Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, American Academy of Pedodontics & the American Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped. He was also a member of the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Dental Association.  He was an active member and former president of the Springfield Dental Society and the Valley District Dental Society where he was also on the executive board from 1968 and served as President from 1981-83. He was also president of the National Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped 1983-84. He served as president of the Knights of Pythias; Level Club of the Springfield Masons; Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity – Springfield Chapter; and also as secretary of the Western Massachusetts Heart Association.  He served on the executive board of Crestview Country Club from 1972-1983.  He was former president of Sinai Temple Brotherhood, B’nai Brith-Henry Lasker Lodge, Western Mass. Hillel Corporation and vice president of the Springfield Jewish Community Council, Jewish War Veterans. In addition to his wife of 65 years, he is survived by a son-in-Law, Michael Katz and his wife, Sandy Kurinsky of Princeton N.J.; and four grandchildren, Alisa Rosenberg and her husband, Eric, of Scottsdale AZ, Wendy Wachtel and her husband, Todd, of Kingston, N.J., Dani Weiss of Seattle WA, and Rebecca Katz of Cambridge; and four great-grandchildren, Cayla and Harrison Rosenberg, and Robyn and Charles Wachtel. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carol Joan Webber Katz. Memorial contributions can be made to the “Carol Webber Katz Memorial Fund” at Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA 01108.

Bernard G. Berenson

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