Webster C. Dove, a retired attorney and former member of the Baltimore County Council, died of Parkinson's disease Nov. 28 at the Edenwald nursing center in Towson. He was 89 and had lived in Pikesville.
Born in Baltimore and raised near Clifton Park, he was a 1941 City College graduate. He enlisted in the Navy and trained to become a pilot. After surviving two plane crashes, he joined the Army and served five years. He left military service as a captain.
He earned degrees in accounting and law from the University of Baltimore. He practiced law from his Pikesville home and became involved in the 10th Ward Democratic Club and the Baltimore County Triangle Democratic Club. Gov. Spiro T. Agnew named him a trial magistrate. He won a seat on the Baltimore County Council and served from 1970 to 1974.
He was a corporate counsel for a local division of the Bendix Corp. and retired as a vice president in 1994.
"He was a bright lawyer, articulate, a gentleman and a man who did not suffer fools," said a friend, Gary Huddles, also a former member of the Baltimore County Council, who lives in the Village of Cross Keys.
Mr. Dove enjoyed cooking and vegetable gardening.
Services were held Dec 3.
Survivors include his wife of nearly three years, Patricia Cavanaugh; a son, Webster Dove Jr. of Lombard, Ill.; a stepson, Michael Boehm of Cockeysville; a sister, Evelyn Rohana of Timonium; and three grandchildren. His first marriage ended in divorce.