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Jeremy Webster

April 6, 1930 - April 1, 2017
Holland, MI



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Life Story / Obituary


Jeremy D. Webster M.D. (Jerry) died peacefully on April 1, 2017 in Holland Michigan, after a brief illness.

Jerry was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1930. He was raised in Grosse Pointe, and he graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1949. The summer after graduation, he met his beloved wife Mary (Rea), while he was on a school-sponsored trip out West.

Jerry received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed his surgical residency in Urology at Detroit Receiving Hospital in 1962, and then began private practice in Grosse Pointe. He practiced Urology in the Detroit metropolitan area for 20 years before moving to St. Clair, Michigan in 1982, to expand his surgical practice. He continued to practice Urology until his retirement in 1990 at the age of 60. His empathy for his patients and his commitment to patient care were admirable.

Jerry enjoyed many outdoor pursuits, including bird hunting, cycling, and riding his motorcycle. He was also an avid sailor. He skippered two Port Huron-Mackinaw sailboat races, and always enjoyed an afternoon sail on Lake St. Clair.

Jerry and his wife Mary were also past members of the Grosse Pointe Club and the St. Clair Golf and Country Club.

Jerry’s wife Mary shared his love of travel and they traveled extensively. Together they visited many of the islands in the South Pacific. This permitted Jerry to indulge in his two main passions, SCUBA diving and studying the South Pacific theater of World War II. Jerry started SCUBA diving in the 1950’s and logged over 6,000 dives in his lifetime, with his last dive at the age of 82. Jerry was a member of “The Greatest Generation” and he was fascinated with the history of World War II. His library of books on the subject was extensive and he studied the material voraciously.

Jerry was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Mary in 2008. He was also pre-deceased by his sister Anne Webster Carlton and his parents, Donald T. Webster and Helen T Webster. He is survived by his beloved sons Jeremy D. Webster Jr., John B. Webster (Mary), Stephen T. Webster, M.D. (Lee), and his four grandchildren Laura B. Webster, Stephen D. Webster, Katherine A. Webster, and William T. Webster.

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