James Bryan Webberly
April 14, 1961 - April 27, 2013
James B. Webberly of Bloomfield Hills, died peacefully April 27, 2013 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was 52 years old. James was born April 14, 1961, in New York, New York, to Joan (nee Brickley) and Vincent Webberly.
A devoted father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend, James was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
James is survived by his dear son, Joe Webberly, his beloved parents, Vincent and Joan Webberly, and his cherished siblings, John (Colleen) Webberly, Trish Webberly, and Mark (Amy) Webberly. He is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 3-8pm with a Scripture Service at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Regis Church, 3695 Lincoln, Bloomfield Hills, Friday 12pm. Friends may visit at church beginning at 11:30am. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
For those wishing to donate, memorials may be made in James' memory to his alma mater, The University of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer Center - Melanoma Research, 3003 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1288.
|James was my good friend who I met through Irv Swider back in the early 90's. We remained friends until I moved to San Diego in 2002 and lost touch shortly after. I remember what a great sense of humor James had, and the many fun times with him and Irving. I was deeply saddened by the news of his illness and passing.. He will be greatly missed!!|
|My sincere condolences to the Webberly family. James was so very dear to me, a true friend, who will never be forgotten. We laughed, and laughed and laughed some more, freely, about anything; that is how I'll remember him. I hope my two sons grow up to have the character and goodness of James Webberly. |
|Please accept my sincerest condolences from an old class mate from the years at Chapel School in Sao Paulo. It is many years ago but my memories of James are present and very fond.
|My heart is with each of you at this sad and difficult time. RIP James - you shall be missed. With love, Marina|
Marina Barra Riggio
|My heart felt condolences to the family.i have only good memories of James! God bless him, his son and all the family. |
|To Aunt Joan, Uncle Vinnie and cousins,
Our whole family is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear cousin James. May his presence live on in all of our hearts forever.
|To my loving family,
Our James was a man of great compassion, he was funny and kind. He touched family, friends and strangers with his light and laughter. May his spirit for life, continue to inspire us all to laugh often and love always! He will be greatly missed!
With love, your cousin, Kathy Brickley-Sanford
|On behalf of my family, I would to send our condolences to the Webberly family and friends. James and I played basketball together at Groves High School night league many years back. Seeing James pictured above brings those times back into memory and it was a beautiful time in our lives. God sometimes wants his Angels back in heaven sooner than expected and he couldn't wait for James any longer. RIP James you will live on in the memory of everyone you touched...|
|My prayers are with you and your family. Mark i was extremely touched by your farewell , may we all meet up again, in God's grace...on the other side. May you be blessed until then, with joyful memories.|
|Dear Webberly Family,
On behalf of myself and the entire Swider family it is with profound sadness to learn of James's passing. I feel so fortunate to have had James as a dear friend and I will miss him so. To Know James was to love James as his personality was contagious; he was witty, talkative, generous and kind. I have such fond memories of spending time with all of you at your home which you always opened graciously to me. May you find comfort in knowing James is at peace.
Love to all of you|
|James is with the Great Ones now. As so often happens, they leave us way to soon. Yet thankfully we can can be comforted by thoughts of James. It could happen lost in a daydream,watching a Yankees game, or fishing, it could happen anywhere, anytime. He will always bring joy to our hearts.....best of all ....he left us Joe.|
Michael Van Duzen
|Our sincere condolences to the family. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our hearts are with you.|
Tim & Natasha Sanford
|James was a beautiful person, inside and out. We loved his sweet, nice , and peaceful demeanor. He was a golden boy with wonderful sunshine coming from his heart, laugh, lips, and mind. He made us all laugh, and we all learned about optimism and hope from him. God bless his wonderful family, his absolutely loved- to - pieces son Joe, and all of us that loved him then and always. He was a joy and inspiration to all. I would love to find a way to come up for the funeral, but it may not be possible. If I can't, I will be there with you all in spirit and prayer. God was great to us to lend us James for the time we had...now it's his time to be richly rewarded in God's incredible love .|
Cecilia Faughnan Nevitt
|I have such fond memories of James in Brazil in the 1970s and know how much he'll be missed. My deepest sympathy to a family I still cherish.|
|Dear Trish and family, please accept our sincearest condolences for your loss. Trish, You always spoke great things about your brother James and I know that you and your entire family will miss him dearly. Even though I did not know him personally, he touched my heart through your emails. May God place eternal peace on him. Special concolences to his son!|
|My condolences to the Webberly Family. I remeber James as a young man at Chapel school, tagging along after John and I as we played basketball together. He was always full of energy and aspired to be like his big brother. My prayers are with James and his entire family. God Bless!|
|Our hearts and prayers go out towards the Webberly Family. James was a brave, optimistic, kind man who loved his son with all his heart. We are comforted now by our faith knowing that James no longer is suffering and is at peace with our Lord. This is not goodbye but see later. Joe, as we promised your Dad, you will always have a home and all the love that goes with it. Love, Raymond & Denise Stier|
Raymond & Denise Stier
|Aunt Joan, Uncle Vinnie, John, Patrica and Mark. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. What a great picture, this is the way I remember James and always will....God Bless|
Kevin & Kathy Brickley
|Our heartfelt condolences to the Webberly family. We fondly remember James and how kind he always was.|
Tom & Lori Mabee
|Dear Aunt Joan, Uncle Vin, John, Patricia and Mark,
We are so sorry for your loss. We remember the James that is in the picture - the handsome young man with the great smile and charming personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Alison and Michelle|
|Uncle Vinnie, Aunt Joan, Patricia, John, Mark & Joe,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May knowing that James has been embraced in a better place by those loving souls that have gone before him help to ease your pain.
Michael & Susan Brickley
|Our dining room furniture is Grandma Marooney's ("Aunt Dot's") furniture that was in her dining room in Stony Brook so many years ago. Having the furniture in our house today is a gift that reminds me of happy times with family in Grandma's house. Aunt Joan, Uncle Vinny, and John, Patricia, James and Mark always filled that house and everywhere else they went with laughter, love and happiness. The Marooney family was so saddened by James' illness and passing, and our love and prayers are with the entire Webberly family. We hope we can get together soon to celebrate James' life and the gifts you all are. Peace, the Marooney family. |
|Vince and Joan.
Mary and I and I send our condolences. I only new James from our time with the knights when he and his son helped give out tootsie rolls. A good guy and a good dad.|
Peter / Mary White
|Mark, and Webberly family, my thoughts and condolences are with you. This picture of him takes me right back to high school. Throughout high school James was my dream, not only was he the most handsome thing I'd ever seen, but he was sweet and kind to the little sister of one of his friends. We'll all miss you, James.|
|Dear Aunt Joan, Uncle Vinnie, John, Patricia,Mark, Christopher and Joe, Our deepest condolences to the family. Mom kept us updated daily. It was and is now, a very sad time. I know that James will be remembered by all. With love, Your nephew and cousin, Stephen and Khloe'|
Stephen A. Sanford II
|James was another of the Nassakeag Ridge kids our parents made possible
Many fond memories of finding him in the corner for a 2....
There all threes now James!
all my love to the Webberlys' and Brickleys
|We are so very sorry to hear about James and can only imagine your sadness. Try to focus on the goodness he brought to so many lives and the wonderful gift that is his son Joe-because James lives on not only in him but in each of his family and friends. It. We are sure he is with our Mom and Dad and loved greatly in heaven.
Our deepest condolenses,
Peggy, Joe and Maureen Donahue and our families|
|James, allthough it's hard to see one of us go, I'm sure you're now shining in a better place. |
|I liked James. He was a solid man of constitution when I knew him years ago. Heart and understanding. A great sense of humor and serious passion for life. He had heart and class. I will always have good thoughts of James.|
|Just found out about James-he, Walt Bendaof and Ricky Shingledecker taught me how to play hoops in Brazil. All the best brother you will be in my prayers.|