Richard Lansing Webb ’45 died on August 13, 2003, in Meriden, Connecticut.
Born on July 28, 1923, in Mountain Lakes, NJ, he prepared for college at Mountain Lakes High School and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended for a year before transferring to the University of North Carolina. He served in the United States Army for three years during World War II and attained the rank of technician fourth grade. After the war, he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he graduated in 1948. In 1950, he received a master of science degree in chemistry from Columbia University and then worked for many years as a research chemist with American Cyanamid Company in Stamford, CT, before his retirement. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the First Baptist Church in New London and attended the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, CT. He was married to Nina Hill, who predeceased him, and is survived by a son, Jamie Webb of Canton, CT; and Barbara Webb- Rodriguez of Warwick, NY; two sisters, Anne Burnham of Rehobeth, MA, and Ruth Martling of Durham, CT; a companion, Olive Brown of Wallingford, CT; and five grandchildren.