Ransom Lewis Webster

May 20, 1935January 24, 2021

On January 24, 2021, Ransom Lewis Webster passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his home in Marlborough, NH.

Ransom Lewis Webster was the son of R. Lewis and Lillian Webster. He was born at Jamaica Hospital, Jamaica, New York on May 20, 1935 and grew up in Elmont, Long Island, NY. He is a graduate of Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, NY. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Hebrew and Hellenistics from Shelton College, Ringwood, NJ. He also graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wenham, MA with a Masters of Divinity degree, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA with Master of Theology degree in Old Testament Studies and studies for a PhD at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln majoring in ancient history. He served as a pastor for 20 years.

Mr. Webster has been living with his family in Marlborough, NH since 1985. He worked for Prudential Insurance Company for a number of years and then was manager of the Marlborough Recycling and Transfer Center until he retired in 1997.

Mr. Webster leaves his wife, Virginia Sprague Webster formerly of Bellerose, NY and current resident of Marlborough, NH, to whom he has been married for 65 years, his son Glenn Ransom Webster of Glennville, NY, his daughter, Cheryl Webster Engelhardt and her husband Eric of Troy, NH, his son Brian Thomas Webster of Lebanon, PA, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister Joan Webster Muscarello of Babylon, NY.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. Those in attendance are required to wear masks.


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    Saturday, February 6, 2021


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Carol Jeffery

February 3, 2021

Please accept my condolences on the loss of Ransom Webster. We worked together at the Swanzey Transfer Station for several years. Ransom was a sparkling conversationalist versed in many subjects and curious about the whole world. He shared some of his interesting writings with me. He was unfailingly pleasant company.