Webster's history timeline
XEROX: Chester Carlson's unduplicated success
The Ground Round: a distinctly Rochester take on the hamburger.
Details on the Webster Historical Society's Historic Homes project
Webster residents serving during the Civil War
Webster residents serving during World War I
Webster residents lost while serving during World War II
Where Life is Worth Living
Webster Residents sharing their experiences through Video.
Highlights in the evolution of film.
Resources for historical or genealogy research.
Books of Local Interest
born: November 30, 1950
Born and raised in Webster, Joe was active in high school, college, and broadway stage productions before finding his niche as a voice actor. Over the last decade, Joe has provided the narration for an impressive number of audio books from Steinbeck classics, to modern thrillers.
Barrett Drive is named for Joe's dad, Gerald who was Webster Village attorney for 38 years.
born: September 28, 1965
While an active player, Brian represented the United States in the 1988 Olympics and The 1990 World Cup. Brian was one of the very first americans to play regularly for a european club, playing 5 seasons for Carl Zeiss Jena of the second division of the Bundesliga. With the formation of MLS, Brian returned to the states as a member of the Columbus Crew. Injuries and time eventually led Brian into coaching. After a short but successful stint as coach of the Connecticut Wolves, Brian returned to MLS as the assistant coach of the Kansas City Wizards and then became the Technical Director for the Columbus Crew. Currently Brian is the Director of Player Personnel for Sporting KC.
Paul Buchheit led Google's development of Gmail, a web based email application that demonstrated the potential of emerging web technologies like Ajax.
Paul also developed the original prototypes of Google's highly profitable Ad-Sense and is credited with originating Google's company motto, "Don't be evil".
After graduating from R. L. Thomas in 1982, Julie earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1997 and was named chancellor of the university in 2022.
Julie lives in Wilmington, MA with her spouse, Susu.
born: September 11, 1961
Though born in Manhattan Beach, California, Susan Gibney first lived in Webster as a child but returned to the west coast often. A theater major, Susan graduated from Buffalo State College and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.
She is best known for her recurring role as Assistant District Attorney Renee Walcott on Crossing Jordan and her portrayal of Dr. Leah Brahms on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Commander Erika Benteen on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Susan has worked as a professor of drama at Roberts Wesleyan College and Monroe Community College.
Louis Andrew Grammatico
born: May 2, 1950
Blue Morning, Blue Day...Cold as Ice...Feels Like the First Time...Hot Blooded"...Juke Box Hero...Urgent...just a mention of those song names and most know the band and the voice...the voice of Lou Gramm and the band Foreigner.
Lou grew up in Rochester and graduated from Gates-Chili and Monroe Community College. The son of musicians, Lou began performing himself in high school. When Lou became the lead singer of the band Black Sheep, the record labels began taking notice. A fortunate meeting with Foreigner founder Mick Jones led to an audition and a new gig.
Eight Billboard Top 20 singles soon followed.
The road ahead was filled with much success, many more hits, trials and tribulations, illness and fortunately recovery. Along the way, Lou always maintained his connection to his hometown. We here in Webster are fortunate to be able to call him our neighbor.
born: March 14, 1995
While its possible to bump into Rachel around town, you're more apt to see her face on the cover of fashion magazines or featured in displays at Victoria's Secret. Rachel is best known from her time as spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret's PINK collection. Rachel is a Thomas graduate and has been modeling since her days in high school.
born: October 4, 1970
After a standout performance in high school, Schroeder grad, Brian Kozlowski took his skills to the University of Connecticut where he started 43 games as tight end. His performance at the school was significant enough to inspire the creation of the Brian Kozlowski Award which is presented annually to an outstanding member of the Huskies football program.
A 13 year NFL career (1994-2007) followed with stints with the New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.
Brian and his family currently live in California.
Edward Tsang Lu
born: July 1, 1963
When Ed Lu became an astronaut, it wasn't really too much of a surprise. Even as a young student at Klem South, Ed's thrived on learning. His optimistic nature buoyed by the daily opportunity to explore new ideas.
Following two space shuttle missions (STS-84 in 1997 and STS-106 in 2000), Ed was launched into space via a Russian Soyez rocket and spent six months in space with cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (2003).
born: May 20, 1975
Marc, a 1993 Webster High School graduate, is today a well known voice actor who lends his many talents to Star Wars audio books, Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and numerous anime series.
Marc is married with two kids and now lives in NYC.
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