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Lacrosse world mourns loss of James ‘Mickey Webster Jr., Johns Hopkins great and Hall of Famer

Tuesday, 25th September 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 9/25/12

A Mass of Christian Burial was held today for James McCormick (Mickey) Webster Jr., 75, a lacrosse captain at Johns Hopkins and US Lacrosse Hall of Famer, at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

Mr. Webster died Friday of pancreatic cancer.

He was a co-captain of the 1959 Hopkins national championship team and a three-time first-team All-American attackman from 1957-1959.

Mr. Webster was inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1978 and was a long-time active member of the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation.

Mr. Webster was a three-sport standout at Boys’ Latin 9Class of 1955). He was captain of the lacrosse team and received a C. Markland Kelly Award as an outstanding area high school player.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Nancy Jane Menton; three sons, James M. Webster III and John M. Webster, both of Baltimore, and Edwin H. Webster of San Rafael, Calif.; a daughter, Peggy W. Tomick of Phoenix, Baltimore County; a brother, Richard E. Webster of Timonium; a sister, Mary W. Wigglesworth of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

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