Christine Clark Webster died May 17 in Greenwich, Connecticut, just prior to her 102nd birthday. She was born in Philadelphia in August 1917, the only child of Frederick and Christiana Clark.
Mrs. Webster graduated from West Chester High School in Pennsylvania and attended West Chester University majoring in music education, with emphasis on piano, violin and cello. She received her master’s degree in music education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1940. She taught music at Bluefield State College in West Virginia, married and moved back to Pennsylvania to start her family.
A longtime resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Webster taught elementary school music in the Wilmington, Delaware, and West Chester, Pennsylvania, school districts for more than 35 years. After retirement, she volunteered at Chester County Hospital in West Chester until she was 84 years old.
Her family said family, friends and classical music meant everything to Mrs. Webster and she cherished every gathering, piano concert, school activity and volunteer assignment. She also found special enjoyment in the quiet moments in her flower gardens, her family said, and in later years, she found a welcome home at Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Home where she made numerous friends.
Mrs. Webster is survived by her daughter, longtime Greenacres resident Donna Webster Hunter (Roberto) currently of Greenwich, and two sons, Dr Harry C. Webster of Boston, and Dennis O. Webster (Gretel) of Chicago, five grandchildren (two others, Christopher and Heather, predeceased her) and two great-grandchildren, along with many relatives and friends.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory for classical music programs at St. James the Less, 10 Church Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583 or Christ Church Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830.
Funeral services will be held at St. James the Less in Scarsdale Saturday, May 25 with visitation starting at 10 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Castiglione Funeral Home in Greenwich. Online remembrances may be made at Castiglionefh.com.