Theodore Webster Libbey Sr.

May 20, 1926February 27, 2014

On February 27, 2014 Theodore Webster Libbey, Sr., of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Beloved husband of Barbara Ann Culley Libbey. Devoted father of Theodore Webster Libbey, Jr., Scott Alexander Libbey, and Chase Cunningham Libbey. A graduate of Holderness School (1942) and Yale College (1945W), he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He joined the Bell System in 1946 and retired in 1985 as a senior executive of Bell Atlantic. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. (corner of Harrison Street), Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held in the chapel at Joseph Gawler's Sons on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11 a.m.Memorial donations may be made to Yale University, 157 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510-2100. - Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, Washington, DC.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 6, 2014

Theodore Webster Libbey Sr.

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Walter Cate

March 29, 2014

I was saddened to read of the loss of your father. I recall your talking about him and his experiences in the Navy many years ago when we worked together. I had no idea, however, that he joined the Navy at age 17. I'm sure he had many other alternatives available to him at the time that would have been much more attractive and comfortable, but he took that selfless course.

John Hanson

March 6, 2014

To Scott,
My sympathy to you and your family. I have lost touch with most of our classmates from Landon over the years, but seeing your name reminds me of many joy-filled memories of the past.

March 4, 2014

To the Libbey family,
May the God of comfort give you strength, peace, love and comfort at your time of need. My sympathy to the family.

Peter Krasilovsky

March 3, 2014

It was such a pleasure working with Ted when we were both mining the store for Arlen Communications Inc. He taught me so much about politics, corporations, personal finance, real estate, marriage and life itself. A wonderful man. A real gentleman. My condolences.

Gary Arlen

March 3, 2014

Bonnie and I send our deepest sympathies. Ted was a terrific man, a decent and good man. It was our pleasure to know him and we join your sorrow at his lost.

Dave and Nancy Harlan

March 3, 2014

Dear Ted: Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We know and appreciate the huge void you now feel- but that is only because your Dad played such a hugely positive role in your life- as did you for his. May your current sorrow be soon replaced with only the many wonderful memories you shared.

March 3, 2014

May the God of all comfort strengthen the Family during this time of sorrow. "Those who die God keeps in his memory,because they are precious in His eyes."Ps.116:15

Theresa H

March 3, 2014

I am deeply sorry for your loss. May you allow the peace of God to help you to cope with this grief.