Thomas Alva Webb, a retired railroad clerk and Navy veteran, died of heart disease complications May 4 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 87 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Pimlico, he was son of Alva Arthur Webb, a streetcar engineering repairman, and his his wife, Ruth Cecil Hughes. He was a 1949 Baltimore City College graduate and performed in the school’s chorus.
He served in the Navy for four years and was stationed in the Mediterranean aboard a ship where he was a mail clerk. While on leave in Miami, he met his future wife, Joan E. Kling, who was on vacation.
An accounting clerk, he joined the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad...