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Bronson Webb, an active member of St. John AME Church and a former chemical operator at Occidental Chemical, died Tuesday (July 22, 1997) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a lengthy illness.

Webb, 47, of Church Street, was born in Richmond, Va., and moved with his family to Niagara Falls at the age of five.

He graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1970 and attended Niagara County Community College for a year before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army in 1971-72 and was honorably discharged.

Webb worked as a chemical operator at Occidental Chemical from 1974 to 1994.

He was a member of Electric City Lodge 49, Prince Hill Affiliation, F & AM.

Before his illness, he was active in St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he was a director for the junior ushers and a member of the board of trustees and the senior usher board.

Webb is survived by his mother, Bertha.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in St. John AME Church, 917 Garden Ave.

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