Erwin Arman "Flip" Weber

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Weber, Erwin "Flip" Arman
81, of Scottsdale, passed away on January 22, 2013 surrounded by family. Flip was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who touched all who knew him with warmth, humor and integrity. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1931 to Arthur Weber and Rose Arman, Flip graduated Newton High School in 1949 and Babson College in 1953. He served in the US Naval Reserves from 1947-53. He began his business career as an entrepreneur in pizza supplies and ovens in New England in the 1950s. With his brother, Flip founded Only Shirts and Shirt Valet in the New York area in the early 1960s. He then moved to Scottsdale in 1963 lured by Arizona's potential and the spectacular beauty of its deserts, mountains and streams. He opened men's apparel retail stores in Scottsdale and later opened the Mountain Climber restaurant in Scottsdale and the Icarus restaurant in Pinetop, Arizona in the 1970s. For the past 40 years, he was a successful real estate broker and property investor in the Greater Phoenix Area. Flip spent many years on the board of directors of Holsum Bakery of Arizona. Always an entrepreneur, Flip made a point of not allowing his business to get in the way of his love for family, friends and nature. Flip's passions included fly-fishing, mono skiing, tennis, gardening, and building or repairing most anything with a combination of inventiveness, duct tape and epoxy. He was a member of Mag's Ham Bun Bunch and previously a member of the Maricopa County Sherriff's Posse and the Scottsdale Head Honchos. Flip had a deep commitment to the thoughtful development and growth of Scottsdale and took a personal interest in land use planning for his adopted hometown. He was also actively involved as a parent in Brophy and Xavier College Preparatory Schools. Flip is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathy Weber, and his children, Sean Weber (Dina), Boo Weber Louis (Bruno), Colleen (Sweet Pea) Weber and Erin Weber. He is also the father of Jon Weber (Eliza) and Leslie Pascaud (Sylvain) from a previous marriage to Marjorie Weber. He adored his 10 grandchildren: May Pascaud, Zachary Pascaud, Jack Weber, Hunter Weber, Luke Weber, Amanda Weber, Maya Louis, Ariela Weber, Anna Louis, and Rose Louis. He is also survived by his brother Arnold Weber (Maureen), sister-in-law Patricia Vaughan, nephews Will Nichols (Bev), Nick Weber, Adam Weber, Zack Weber and nieces Lana Sowder (Jim), Dana DeVorzon Elhaik (Vincent), Stacy DeVorzon and his great-nephews and nieces, Heath Nichols, Larissa Clevenger, Courtney Nichols, Summer Clevenger, Austin Nichols, Tyler Touluch and Madison Elhaik. His dog, Annie, will also miss him dearly. Flip would like to be remembered as having taught his family to love and care for each other, to be generous, resourceful, independent, to enjoy life to the fullest and to appreciate the gifts of the land. Consistent with Flip's wishes, his remains will be cremated. Flip has requested that there be no funeral, but a celebration of life will be held in the spring 2013. Those wishing to attend should contact Boo Louis at boolouis@mac.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Flip's name to (http://www.hov.org).


Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 29, 2013
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