Kevin Ray Webster, age 64 of Bowie, Maryland (formerly of Saginaw), passed away Friday, April 7, 2023, at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena, MD surrounded by his family.
Kevin was born July 11, 1958 in Kankakee, Illinois to Rev. and Mrs. Chester and Onalee (Rees) Webster. Kevin graduated from Swan Valley High School in Saginaw, Michigan as valedictorian of the class of 1976. He continued his education at Michigan State University, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer cartography. He later earned an MBA from Strayer University.
Kevin's sharp intellect and strong interpersonal skills allowed him to lead a highly successful career. In 1980 he took a position as Systems Programmer at Defense Mapping Aerospace Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to work for Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC in Vienna, Virginia advancing from Systems Programmer to Program Manager for critical U.S. government projects. In 2012, Kevin joined Boeing's Intelligence and Analytics Division in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, where he served as the Analytic Services Division Manager until his cancer diagnosis in 2022.
Kevin had a deep appreciation for art and music. He sang with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C., ushered many performances at the Kennedy Center, and collected Erté art. He loved to travel and took more than a dozen cruises. He was an avid tennis player and fan, attending the U.S. Open on many occasions. He shared his mother's and sister's love of crafting and knitting and enjoyed visiting sheep and wool festivals and shopping for fabrics and yarn.
Kevin was happiest at his beach condo at Rehoboth Beach where he enjoyed the ocean, playing countless hours of volleyball, and spending time with friends. He was generous and giving, always willing to share his talent and treasure. He enjoyed the companionship of his dogs, Atlas and Snow.
Left to cherish his memory are his partner, Michael Misulich; his parents Chet and Onalee; sister Mary Jo (Mike) Street of Traverse City, Michigan; brothers Ted (Marlene) Webster of Owosso, Michigan and Ward (Michele) Webster of Beavercreek, Ohio; sister-in-law Sylvia Bechtelheimer-Webster of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces and nephews, and many other loving family, friends, and special neighbors.
He was predeceased by an earlier partner, Rod Bingham, his brother, Arnold Webster; and his grandparents.
A memorial service will be held in Michigan at Saginaw First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. with the family's receiving friends from noon until the time of service.
In Maryland, a memorial service to celebrate Kevin Webster and his life will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 461 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012. A light lunch will follow at the church.
Per Kevin's wishes, his remains will be scattered at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kevin's name to the Gay Men's Chorus of DC. Donations can be made directly on the Chorus website at GMCW.ORG