George passed away peacefully on November 12, 2013, at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA, surrounded by family and close friends. George was born August 16, 1936, in Sumatra, Indonesia, where his father worked for Goodyear. |
The family then moved to Akron, Ohio. After graduating from Kenyon College, he enlisted and served as a proud U.S. Marine until 1963. George began his business career at Kaiser in Oakland, CA, and after many rewarding positions at other corporations, moved to Rancho Santa Fe, CA, in 1984 to serve as Vice President of Human Resources at San Diego Gas & Electric until his retirement. After leaving SDG&E, George started WEAL (Weida Executive Advisory League) to provide corporate consulting services. George was a Board Member Emeritus for STAR/PAL, a San Diego non-profit organization that provides educational, athletic and recreational programs to promote safety, positive life choices, and academic success for underserved youth.
George loved to travel and was an avid sports fan. Spending time with his four sons was his greatest joy.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Weida (Flora Miller); his wife of 30 years, Julie Weida; uncle, Wharton Weida; and sister, Ge Farr. He leaves behind his four sons, Frederick Edmund Weida, David James Weida, George Bradley Weida and Craig Miller Weida; first wife and mother to his children, Marilee Weida; grandson, Jake Bradley Weida; and his partner of nine years, Dottie Olson, and her family who loved and cherished George as their own.
George will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a true lover of life who lived his to the fullest.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Published in the Rancho Santa Fe Review on Nov. 27, 2013