Mr. Weber, your art class was my favorite part of the day in elementary school. You were a fantastic teacher and it I wish you were still here today.
I just learned of Ricky's passing. I first met Rick when I was 16 - working alongside him in my father's construction business in the late 70's. Rick's ready smile is etched in my mind - a true renaissance man that lit up everyone around him. His passing is a great loss. The fact of his existence, and the light I still feel when remembering the time spent with him more than 30 year ago, is a great treasure. Thank you, Ricky, and fare well.
Mr. Webber was an incredible teacher. Both of our children cherished him as their favorite teacher and our whole family is so sorry to hear of his passing. He ignited a passion for the arts in both of our girls and we will miss him very much.
Mr. Weber was one of our favorite teachers at Muddy Brook. He was kind to everyone and we always looked forward to his class. We will miss him.
Words cannot express the impact that Mr. Weber had on me as a child. Combining his creative passion with thoughtful patience, he showed me how to work with clay, paint, and paper to express both what I saw, and what I hoped to see in the world around me. The time that I spent in his classroom was always my favorite part of the day, where I felt the most comfortable, and was able to express myself most authentically. Put simply, he taught me to love both the practice of art, and the art in myself. His teaching has stayed with me all my life and has greatly shaped the artist, and person I am today. I speak for not just myself, but for all of my siblings, and my husband too, when I say how truly thankful we are to have had him in our lives as our art teacher.
I was so sad to hear about Mr. Weber. He was my favorite teacher at Muddy Brook. I looked forward to his class every week. I learned a lot from him and he was always so nice to everyone.
I'm so sorry for your loss.I played volleyball with and against Rick for many year. He was a competitor who made everyone around him better. He also made it fun. Dudley Kinnas
He was a great teacher he will be missed.
After moving to the Berkshires in 1986, Rick was one of my first teachers, and a major influence for my Design career. There are only a handful of people I think you can say who help shape a person, and Rick was one of them.
My girls and I were all honored to be his art students his smile made your day so bright!
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Rick was a very important part of my son's, Ross Keller, grammar school experience. At one parent night, when I told him how much Ross loved his class, he smiled and said, "Ross loves life!" I will never forget that. What a wonderful thing to say. Rick also painted our first children's corner at Railroad Street Books. Donna, although you have lost a wonderful man, I am sure you can take comfort in the many lives he touched. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Jamie and Brant Keller
Our children - Emma and Dora Wolfe and Alex Hill all were students of wonderful Mr.Weber - they adored him. His teaching opened up their worlds and his heart taught them about kindness...we send you our sympathies - may his memory be eternal...Kate Maguire and Eric Hill
We are so sorry to hear of Mr Weber's passing. He was such a wonderful part of my sons elementary school experience.
Donna, Heartfelt prayers are with you in the coming days. If you need anything please feel free to call. Cheryl @BMG
Rich was a great man.I played volleyball with him for years. He was always a gentleman and he will be missed.
Mike Spelman Mikes maytag
Rick and I had lots of fun together from playing Mr. and Mrs. Bach in the Stockbridge plain school play, to being co-hosts for the talent shows. He was a very kind and wonderful man. I will miss him.
To The Weber Family. I had the pleasure of knowing Rick as a fellow employee of BHRSD and as a parent whose children had the honor of having him as an art teacher. His laughter and infectious smile were ever present and his ability to embrace all children in his classroom and beyond, were a gift to us all. His presence on this earth will be greatly missed.
Mr. Weber was truly an inspiration to us all. Years ago, at a time when my child was struggling in school and feeling inadequate, Mr. Weber took him under his wing. He made my child feel important, loved, and worthy. As a parent I can not express the gratitude I have. I still have the beautiful artwork they made together many years ago. He was a wonderful, beautiful, special soul. Our deepest condolences.
I was deeply sorry to here of Rick passing.He was a great person, that many children will always remember, exspeically mine.May you all find peace and know many people are thinking of you.
Our Deepest good thoughts of MR.WEBBER..
Such a wonderful presence, caring teacher and nice man. Always - always with a smile! Prayers and condolences to his family. He will be very missed!
Mr. Webber's smile is a memory I won't forget. He was my Elementry school art teacher and always had a smile to go with our projects! My thoughts are with his family.
My condolences to his family. He was a wonderful teacher who taught me in my earliest years as a student of art at Stockbridge Plain School.
I am a former student and in recent years had the pleasure of showing my current artwork alongside his at a show in Great Barrington. I have nothing but fond memories and am very sorry for your loss.
My condolences to the family. I had Mr. Weber as a teacher at the old Village School in West Stockbridge. I always loved being in his class and have nothing but fond memories of him. Such a kind man and a great teacher. He will be sorely missed!
Our heart felt sympathy to the family. He will be missed my many.
Mr. Weber enriched my education by being the best art teacher I could have had. His kind soul and gentle spirit were unforgettable. He inspired all of us to be ourselves and always said, "Yes, you can". His loss is a great loss that impacts the entire community. Please know that we all grieve with you during this time.
I'm so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I know how hard it will be for you and Owen. Rick was a great man, and I know he is in a better place now. I also know he will always be near, watching over his family.
Our family is sharing in your time of grief. Your beloved Mr. Weber was a beautiful soul who my children got to enjoy as a fantastic art teacher!! He was a real trooper through his disability never allowing it to be just so. His struggles also allowed children to be kinder , softer and accepting. Offering him help on his hallway travels. I always will remember his enthusiastic morning PA announcements with his beautiful voice reverberating the halls with patriotic songs! Memories of a strong man who had a impressive impact on children and parents alike! Thank you for touching our hearts Mr. Weber!!
As the grief lessens the memories sweeten. God bless his family and friends on their journey ahead.
Dear Donna, Owen, Bill, Laurie and entire Weber family, my heart goes out to you. Words fail to express my love for you and Rick at this sad time of loss. While there is comfort in knowing that his physical suffering is over, it was Rick's determination not to be bowed by his illness, in spirit and in body, that so defined him and inspired us. To walk along side Rick, to play golf along side Rick is to feel his love for life and its challenges. To engage Rick in a conversation or to share a meal is to feel his love for people and friendship. To hear Rick talk about his paintings is to share the joy of the world through his eyes and his never ending desire to improve and learn. To hear Rick laugh at himself is to know humility and to understand that he got all that he could out of every moment. Thank you for swinging at a golf ball knowing that you might fall flat on your face and for pulling yourself up and doing it again and for acting as if there was nothing spectacular in shooting par, but a birdie now that was worth bragging about. I am so grateful for the brief time that we had together. Thank you, Rick. Your friend, Dan
I was Donna's co-worker at Morris Elementary School for many years and have developed a strong friendship with her. Although I had only met Rick a couple of times, I knew that he was a warm, caring individual. I wish I had spent more time with him. He was taken way too soon. I send my deepest condolences to Donna and Owen. Rick is now at peace.
I taught in the Berkshire Hills District and remember best his wonderful smile and joy of life. The obituary caught is life perfectly.
Thank you Rick Weber for your outstanding job as an elementary teacher. You were such an inspiration to our daughter and taught her that she could be an artist. I so enjoyed playing golf with you and knowing that not only were you a great teacher and golfer, but an outstanding person. Our prayers are for your family as they deal with losing you way too soon.
Dear Donna,Owen,Sarah,family and Rick's many many beloved students, I extend my deepest sympathy to you as you are saddened by the death of Rick. In spite of his physical difficulties, Rick embraced so many aspects of life. His love of family and his profession will always be a great example of living life to the fullest. Indeed this is his lasting legacy. Be assured of my fondest memories of Rick and I hope the care of your friend helps a little.
Rick was a good friend and man of admirable qualities. I will never forget his laughter and good nature. He will be missed.
To The Weber Family, our family was very saddened to hear of Mr. Weber's passing. He was an amazing art teacher who taught all of our children. He always had a smile on his face whenever anyone would see him. His passion for art was ever present. He brought out the very best in his students. I don't think that anyone will ever forget his way of bringing the morning messages to all at Muddy Brook. He was always upbeat and started everyone's day off on a good note. Whenever he came to school to see a concert or play, the kids were so happy to see him. The applause would be deafening. He was a good man. He loved teaching all of our children art, but truly when God made him, He made Rick a work of art. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. God bless your family.