Born: February 19, 1930
Died: September 6, 1984
Married: Mary Gregory
Children: David Webb, Robert Webb, Cathleen Webb Bullis
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 21, 1961
2 Bobsledders Are Hurt In 2 Separate Accidents
Webb, Helmer Share Hospital Room
A Saranac Lake Bobsledder, Harley Webb, and a Lake Placid bobsled team member, John Helmer of Pittsburgh are sharing a room at Placid Memorial Hospital after receiving injuries in accidents at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg run yesterday.
Webb dislocated a hip and chipped the hipbone when he was thrown from his two-man sled yesterday morning on the Little S. curve. His brakeman, Gordon Rascoe, also of Saranac Lake was tossed 50 feet into the air but was uninjured. They were making a qualifying run for the interclub races to be held today and tomorrow.
The second accident occurred in the afternoon when Helmer had trouble going into the Zigzag section of the run. The sled tipped over but he and Brakeman Jack Ryan of Plattsburgh slid on through. Ryan was not hurt but Helmer's face was badly burned by the ice and a check up at the hospital revealed he also had a fractured collarbone.
The mile run was opened officially for the first time yesterday. It is expected that Helmer will be released from the hospital today.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 11, 1969
Chuck's Warring Canoeists Stir Trouble at His Oasis
Three members of his original war canoe team sought out an audience with the owner and aired their grievances which centered largely around the fact that Chuck had jettisoned his entire war canoe team of 1965-66 67 and 68 for a more youthful crew.
The "Castaways" insurgents are secretly pleased that the new young team not only were dead last in the event but came in under water besides in a most inglorious manner.
Bernard was described as "the poor mans Willard Hanmer" but he is known as an ardent and studious craftsman and if he sets out to build a war canoe he can do it.
The new Belvedere team is already in training for next summer's event and The Belvedere management plans to dress up the team and boat to give the race tone and respectability . , . something that Chuck never could give It, says Harley Webb.
Chuck was roundly criticized two years ago for wearing the Japanese flag as a breach cloth and has consistently been a thorn in the side of regatta officials who never know what to expect.
The original team consisted of Chuck himself, Harley Webb, Tom Lewis, Larry Smith, Dick Toohey, Gil Miron and Tom Jaqulf.
The new Chucks Lounge team which was scored by the castaways as an incompetent bunch of berserk buffoons is captained by Bruce McNamara an under- water expert. The castaways said that the only way he could bring the canoe to the finish line was underwater . . . because that is his element!
The new Belvedere team will wear Cambridge type rowing suits with the coat of arms of the restaurant over the pocket.
Chuck was usually silent and uncommunicative in rebuttal and said that the press consistently misquotes him.
He recently acquired the nomenclature "Cheap Chuck", for failure to give his championship Softball team new shirts.
It was noted today that he also was splitting his bar towels in two pieces to gain more mileage with the laundry.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 7, 1984
Harley S. Webb, Jr.
He was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Plattsburgh, the son of Harley and Lenore (Pelkey) Webb.
Mr. Webb had lived in Saranac Lake most of his life and for the past five years was greenskeeper at the Saranac Lake Golf Club.
Survivors include his mother and father; his wife, the former Mary Gregory; two sons, David M. Webb and Robert J. Webb; a daughter, Cathleen M. Webb; and two grand- sons, Christopher and Michael Webb. All live in Saranac Lake.
Calling hours will be held at the Fortune Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and include an Elks service at 7:30 and Bible vigil at 7:45 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church.
Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 26, 1985
Harley Webb Golf Tourney Sunday
SARANAC LAKE - The first Harley (Putty Head) Webb golf tournament will take place Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Saranac Lake Golf Course.
Men and women players are invited. The $10 entry fee includes golf, prizes and a buffet dinner.