Merrill Brian Webster

 New Cumberland Councilman Merrill Brian Webster died September 25, 2021 at home.  The son of  Marsha and William Webster, he was born November 6, 1965.  
Brian met and overcame many challenges in his life, but he met them all with a commitment to his family and a dedication to his community that was unwavering.   His service to New Cumberland was recognized  when he was inducted into the New Cumberland Hall of Fame in 2016.    He served as 1st Ward Councilman for many years.    He was the current President of the New Cumberland Lions Club and had dedicated many years to actively serving in leadership roles.  He was Zone Chairman of Zone 1, District 29L.   He was awarded the Leonard Garret Award for his many hours working on projects.
Brian was a member of the New Cumberland Riverfest Committee and enjoyed spending many hours participating in New Cumberland’s premier celebration.
  Brian was a longtime employee of Sparkle Market in New Cumberland where he was affectionately known as “Webby.”   He greeted and genuinely cared for every resident of his hometown on a daily basis.  He graduated from Oak Glen High School and Jefferson Technical College with an associate degree in computer science.
   Brian was preceded by his mother, Marsha Webster.  He is survived by his father, William Webster, and his siblings:  Tamera (Mark) Smith of Chester, Susan (Mike) Pouch of Imperial, PA; William Matthew (Laura Lee) Webster of Woodbridge, Virginia; and John Michael (Robin) of Chester.  Also left to cherish memories of a very special Uncle Brian are seven nieces and nephews:  Caitlyn (Greg) Bruey, Matthew (Amanda) Webster, Chelsea (Michael) O’Neil, Brittany Webster, Tyler Pouch, Brandon Pouch, and Mark Dakon Smith.  He leaves behind aunts, uncles and cousins whose fond memory of Brian will live forever in their hearts and minds.
     Arrangements will be  handled by the Turley Funeral Home.   Private family services  will be held Monday , September 27th. The family wishes that those wishing to honor Brian’s memory should make contributions to the New Cumberland Lions Club.