May 22, 2017
Harlow A. Webert, 86, of Watertown passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at Samaritan Keep Home.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Friday, May 26, at 11AM with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding and burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Harlow was born in Watertown on January 3, 1931 and was the only son of the late Harold and Rose Webert. He was unmarried and is survived by cousins only.
He attended Watertown schools and graduated from Watertown High School in 1949. After attending the Watertown School of Commerce for one year, he went on to St. Bonaventure University where he graduated in 1954 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. After graduation, he received a ROTC commission and served as an artillery lieutenant from 1954 to 1956. He was stationed at Ft. Sill, OK and in Korea.
After his military service, he worked for three years in the accounting department of Black Clawson prior to becoming a business teacher. In 1961, he received a Masters degree in Education from Syracuse University. After teaching at the Watertown School of Commerce for three years, he moved to Batavia, NY and taught at nearby Pavilion Central for 14 years. He then returned to Watertown and taught at Carthage and Henderson Central schools. He also was a substitute teacher for other schools in Jefferson County until his retirement in 1986.
One of his interests was with military aviation. Models of World War I and II aircraft were built and donated by him to the Flower Memorial Library for display purposes in 1992. He also enjoyed stamp and coin collecting and was an avid supporter of the University of Notre Dame. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church, a member of the Watertown Elks Lodge 496, and a former member of the Watertown Golf Club.
Donations in his name may be made to Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his cousins may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.