Part of my childhood died today.
William W. Webber, who I will also remember as 'Wee' Willie Webber, a children's television fixture back in the days when there were only a handful of channels on TV, died Sunday at the age of 80.
Webber kept me entertained with a steady diet of cartoons, monster movies and The Three Stooges on Channel 17 and Channel 48.
"I think he was proud of helping to raise a couple generations of kids with the kids' shows on Channels 6, 17, and 48," his won, William W. Webber Jr. told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
I met Wee Willie a long time ago during a trip to Dorney Park and had my picture taken with him, but I lost the photo a long time ago.
The Inquirer has a full story on Webber's death and his career as a radio and TV pioneer.