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Richard A. Weber Obituary
RICHARD WEBER Richard A. Weber, 81, of Lansdale, passed away at home, Saturday, July 28, 2012. His loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Weber, daughters, Linda Rudnick and Helen Weber, and beloved dog, Max, were at his side. Born August 23, 1930 in Plymouth Township, he was a son of the late Richard C. and Olive (Dager) Weber. Richard graduated from the former Lansdale High School, class of 1949. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in the Korean War. After his return from service, he was employed for several years by Gasboy and Davro Instrument. He also managed Duffy's Aqua Marina until his retirement and enjoyed delivering flowers for Chantilly Floral Boutique in his post-retirement years. Richard had a great passion for serving with the Fairmount Fire Co. as an active member for 63- years where he served in many capacities, including Chief Engineer for 35 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as usher captain, President of Trinity Seniors, and participated on brass cleaning and evening security teams. Mr. Weber was also a member of Shiloh Lodge No.558 of the Free Masons of Souderton serving as Tyler for a number of years. He was a member for many years in the Order of the Easter Star Priscilla Chapter No. 64, Souderton. Richard received numbers community awards, including the Lansdale Jaycee Fireman Award twice and the Rotary Club's Paul Harris Fellow Award. He also served on the board of the Visiting Nurse Association and volunteered for the American Red Cross blood service transportation team. He was preceded in death by his sister, Leanore Krause; and his brother, Merrill Weber. Relatives and friends may call between 6 and 8PM Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:30PM. A second visitation will begin 10AM Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446 followed by the Funeral Service at 11AM. Interment will be in the church columbarium. The family would like to thank Jefferson Hospital, especially Anne and Joanne, during his two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Many thanks to Richard's many dear friends, relatives, and neighbors, especially Bill and Lynne Starrett and Jerry and Loretta Umstead, for all their visits and support. Contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, address above, or JDRF of Delaware, 100 W. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Published in The Reporter on July 31, 2012
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