WEBER, Dr. Alfred L. 87, Chief of Radiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (emeritus), died March 19 after a brief illness. Dr. Weber leaves his wife Gloria (George) of 55 years, three daughters, Gloria Jeanne Corey of Milton, Debby Atallah of North Easton, and Rachael Weber Sabates of Kansas City, Missouri, and a son, Chet Weber of Tampa, Florida. He leaves eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Irmgard of Glaeserzell, Hessen, Germany. Dr. Weber grew up on a small farm near Fulda, Germany and received his doctorate from the University of Munich. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in the mid-fifties and served his residency in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (1956-59). He founded the Pediatric Radiology Department at Mass General in 1967, and in 1973, was appointed Chief of Radiology at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. More recently, Dr. Weber was a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and clinical professor of radiology at the University of Missouri Medical School. He was an active member in the Radiological Society of North America. He authored many books and collaborated on numerous case studies, abstracts, and scientific exhibits pertaining to head and neck radiology and neuroradiology. Dr. Weber traveled the world extensively, often accompanied by his wife Gloria and youngest daughter Rachael, pursuing his passion to share his knowledge and experience with young radiologists. Universities, hospitals, and professional radiological organizations in many countries including Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, and China hosted him as a visiting professor and invited speaker. Dr. Weber was an honorary member of the Brazilian College of Radiology and Image Diagnosis for his contributions to the education of radiologists throughout Brazil. "Al Weber is considered an icon in head and neck radiology," says Hugh D. Curtin, MD, current Chief of Radiology at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. "He built our department into an international force, attracting visitors from all over the world. His teaching prowess came from a mixture of his personality and extensive clinical experience." Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 27, 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Alfred Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Avenue, MILTON. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 28, 11:00 am at the Church of Saint Elizabeth, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton. Interment in Milton Cemetery. www.alfreddthomas.com. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton (617) 696-4200

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Published in The Boston Globe from Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2014