John A. Webb

ISLAND FALLS – John A. Webb, 99, passed away on July 26, 2021 in Lewiston, Maine. John was born March 4, 1922 in Island Falls, the son of John E. and Gertrude (Hoar) Webb.

With brief exceptions, John lived his entire life in Island Falls Maine. He was an accomplished athlete and avid outdoorsman. His passions included baseball, golf, hunting and fishing. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. The majority of John’s military service was spent analyzing radio communication frequencies as a tool for detecting and locating enemy submarines. John’s Navy assignments began in nearby Southwest Harbor and were ultimately completed in the remote Aleutian Islands.

John returned to Island Falls after WWII with continued enthusiasm for sports and outdoor activities. After various odd jobs he devoted himself to the milk transport business. He collected milk from various Aroostook County dairy farms before transporting to an HP hood facility in Newport, Maine. His work led him to a partnership with Bob Berry resulting in the independently owned “Berry and Webb” milk transport company.

John began a happy marriage to Norma Rush in 1959. Their only daughter, Cheryl, was born in 1960. John and Cheryl spent countless hours together resulting in a loving relationship marked by mutual devotion and shared interests. John’s life was marked by good humor, hard work and generosity. His positive influence is appreciated by those fortunate enough to know him.

He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Tardif and husband Ray of Auburn. He is also survived by his loving granddaughters Lauren and Janelle Tardif of Jay; his dear younger sister, Winona Farquhar of Millinocket; his nephew Jerry Violette of Crystal, Maine, who was an unwavering source of support. He has numerous nieces, nephews, and neighbors who contributed to his life in countless positive ways.

A Memorial service is scheduled August 4, 11 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Island Falls.

The family is very grateful for care and attention provided by the staff at D’Youville care facility and Androscoggin Hospice services. To share memories and condolences please visit

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