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Roger Friedrich Weber Roger Friedrich Weber, 53, passed away December 26, 2008, in Carrabelle, Fla. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at Christ Episcopal Church, 425 N. Cherry Street, Monticello, (850-997-4116), at 11 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Roseland Cemetery in Monticello, Fla. The family will receive friends today, December 29, 2008, at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Weber was born in Fayetteville, N.C., but as been living in Oviedo, Fla., for the pass eight years. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. Roger Friedrich Weber provided over 18 years of honorable and exemplary service to the nation as a soldier in the United States Army. Following his commissioning in 1977 and completion of Ranger School in 1978, Roger served as an Infantry Officer with the 82nd "All American" Airborne Division at Ft Bragg, N.C. Roger excelled as an Infantry leader with assignments as an Airborne Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader, a Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, a Company Executive Officer. In September of 1980, Roger assumed command of a 115 man Headquarters Company with the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. In 1982, CPT Weber was selected to serve as a Professor of Military Science with the ROTC cadre at Georgia Southern College where he helped shape and mentor future junior Army leaders. By the end of 1985 CPT Weber had completed his next phase of training at Ft Knox, Ky., and transitioned to the branch of Quartermaster where he brought his leadership experience as an Infantryman to the Logisticians. His first assignment was with the 8th Infantry Division in Germany serving in the Division's Support Command providing all of the food, fuel and ammunition necessary to keep over 16,000 soldiers prepared for combat operations in Western Europe. By 1989, CPT Weber had been selected for promotion to Major and had completed his tour with the 8th Infantry Division. He made his way back to Ft Bragg, this time as an Operations Officer on the XVIII Airborne Corps Staff where he excelled and was promoted to Major on 1 June 1989. In August of 1990, Roger answered the Nation's call and deployed with the XVIII ABN Corps advance party to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Shield as one of the first logistics officers in theater. Later, during Operation Desert Storm, MAJ Weber took command of the Corps Support Command's Assault Command Post providing command and control to an extremely complex and fast moving combat operation in Iraq. For his outstanding performance of duty and leadership, Roger was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Following redeployment, Roger was reassigned to the 2nd "Indianhead" Infantry Division in Korea. Here MAJ Weber served as the Operations Officer for the Division's Support Command providing logistical and supply support to the Division's 18,000 deployed soldiers. Following his one year assignment in Korea, Roger was selected to serve as an advisor to the leaders, staff officers and soldiers of the 240 Army Reserve units stationed in Florida with duty at Patrick Air Force Base, FL. For 2 years Roger used his diverse and extensive experience to coach, teach and mentor the Army Reserve units of Florida before electing to retire in 1995. With an effective retirement date of 31 July 1995, Roger had completed over 18 years of dedicated service to our Nation. Roger's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Order of Saint Maurice - the Patron Saint of Infantry. Following his service to the Nation in uniform, Roger remained committed to the Army serving as a Department of the Army Civilian serving with the Simulation and Instrumentation Command in Orlando, Fla. Here Roger brought his Army experience and leadership to bear with the challenges of developing, fielding and maintaining training devices and simulators that train soldiers under the most challenging conditions to prepare them for any mission. Roger served with distinction within the STRICOM (now called PEO STRI) family and made a lasting impact on all those around him. Mr. Weber is survived by his mother Sarah Weber of Tallahassee; one son Brandon Weber of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one Daughter Christy Bilberry of Turkey, N.C.; two brothers Robert Weber of Monticello, Fla., and Timothy Weber of Tallahassee, Fla.; one sister, Jonnie Wheeler; long time companion, Michelle Franckhauser; and five grandchildren. In was preceded in death by his father, Norbert F. Weber.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Dec. 29, 2008.
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June 21, 2020
Happy Father's Day Dad...I love and miss you
Christy Bilberry
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May 9, 2020
Miss you Dad
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Christy Bilberry
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December 2, 2009
Dad,Thanksgiving was hard I thought about you all day.I can't believe Christmas will soon be here and it will be a year since God took you away from us. I still don't understand why. You were to young and we still needed you here.But hopefully you got to do most of the things in life that you wanted to do before you left.And I do believe in my heart that you are in a better place, watching over us. I love you dad and I hope you are proud of me. Cause I sure was of you!! Love Always You're Daughter, Christy
Christy Bilberry
November 11, 2009
Happy Veteran's Day papa! I left you a message on your birthday, but it didn't post it on here. I miss you so much..I think about you constantly! And you'd be so proud, I switched my major to Criminal Justice! Boy is daddy putting me thru boot camp! But it is all worth it!...I just wanted to say I love you and thank you for serving our country! I miss you and tell Opa I said I love and miss him also!!
Brittany Bilberry
November 11, 2009
Im thinking about you Papa,Roger. I miss you so much and wish i could hear your voice one more time. I also wish that i could have talked to you more often. And please tell opa hello for us because we miss him to. I LOVE YOU FOREVER and we got a new german shepard puppy and named him after you his name is MAJ. WEBER and his birthday is in august its the third. just like your birthday is in august. its gonna be hard this Christmas without you here with us but i know you are always around to protect us and look over us. just like you saved Bruno. LOVE ALWAYS, Bailey Ann
Bailey Ann Bilberry
November 11, 2009
Dad,today is Veteran's Day.Like always I am thinking of you. I know that you and Opa are Okay though and looking down on us smiling. We all love you both very much. Love always and forever you're daughter, chris
Christy Bilberry
August 12, 2009
Well Dad today is you're birthday and I wish I could tell you Happy Birthday in person but I can't. I know that you know how much you are missed. I think about you all the time. I love you dad! "Happy Birthday" Love Always,Chris
June 18, 2009
Dad,Father's Day is this weekend the 21st kinda weird that it's on mom's birthday this year. I am thinking about you today like always and wanted you to know that you will be missed sooo much on father's day just like every other day from here on out until we meet again. I love you dad and miss you very much! Happy Father's Day love always, you're daughter christy
christy bilberry
April 8, 2009
Dad Easter is this weekend,I wish you were gonna be here with us. I hope you know how much we miss you. I love you soooo much. Sometimes I do feel you around.
christy bilberry
February 15, 2009
Hey Papa, Momma and I just wanted to say Happy Be-lated Valentine's Day! We love and miss you..still so much! Please continue to watch over us up there...
Brittany and Christy Bilberry
January 21, 2009
Roger and I were in ROTC together at Jacksonville State University. He was a great guy, and went on to be a great Army Officer. I know that he will be missed by his family, friends and loved ones. I have made the former ROTC Cadre aware of his untimely passing. "De Oppresso Liber"
Terry Quarles
January 12, 2009
Susan and I were out of the country over the holidays. I first met Roger on what may have been his first work day at STRI in August 1995. We were part of a MILES 2000 TWIG and worked together for most of the next 13 years, he eventually as the MILES 2000 PD and later as the ATREP and I-HITS PD, and me as his Contract Specialist/ Contracting Officer. The ride was occasionally rough but we always respected each other’s positions. I was overjoyed when Roger agreed to have his PM TRADE farewell luncheon in conjunction with my retirement luncheon in May. While I talked to him by telephone on several occasions since then, that was the last time I saw him. I was privileged to work with Roger for as long as I did and I will miss him terribly. Since may others have already remarked on his overriding concern for the soldier, I would like to end with these words I read recently: “The life of a soul on earth lasts longer than his departure.” Rest in peace my friend.
Michael Minor
January 8, 2009
R.I.P. Roger you are truly missed here at PEO STRI. May God Bless your family and let peace be with them.

Sincerely,
Melissa Ruping
January 8, 2009
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Roger's sudden passing and offer condolences to the family. Roger and I played a fair amount of golf together and I will miss those lively matches. Fairways and Greens Roger!
Dusty Woodlee
January 7, 2009
The Bishop family will hold You and Roger in our prayers. John E. Bishop, Jr. CPT, USA (Ret).
John Bishop
January 6, 2009
To the Weber Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have known Roger for 9 years and he was a wonderful friend. He will be deeply missed. Sincerely, Alicia
Alicia Biggers
January 6, 2009
Romey and I are deeply saddened by this great loss. Roger was a perpetually bright spirit with the most positive, can-do attitude. It was my great pleasure and honor to know him and to have shared the experience of working with him as part of the PM TRADE family. Even now I can see him beaming down on all of us with that great big happy grin of his, urging us all to be our very best. That was his way. We will miss him dearly. We pray for the continued success of his family and the restoration to their lives of the joy that Roger embodied.
Noble Johnson
January 6, 2009
I remember Roger as a man who made an impact! I had the pleasure of working with him for three years and will remember him forever as passionate of character, compassionate of heart and patriotic to the core. Godspeed Roger.
Chuck Fortin
January 6, 2009
I was shocked to hear about Roger. He will be greatly missed at PEO STRI. I've enjoyed working with him throughout the years. He was truly an outstanding person to know and be around.
Shelly Moore
January 6, 2009
I still find it hard to believe that Roger has passed away. While my memories of Roger are plentiful from working with him, I sure thought there would be more. I am saddened by his passing. He will be missed.
Mark Whitt
January 6, 2009
Dear Weber Family,
I was very saddened to hear of your loss. I only new Roger for the last two years, but in that short time, I developed a great respect for him. He was a solid man and will be missed.
Sincrely,
Robert Rumbaugh
January 6, 2009
Roger was a great guy. I am really saddened to hear of his sudden death. It's been many years since I worked with Roger, but I remember him as an outstanding individual with a positive outlook in every situation. He was great to work with and will be missed by all. I send my very best to his family and friends.
Rick Chandler
January 5, 2009
David Horrigan and the Horrigan family send their sincere condolences to the surviving family of Mr. Roger Weber. The state of Florida lost one of its finest and the Army one of its best. DEH
David Horrigan
January 5, 2009
We will all miss Roger's enthusiasm, spirit, and love of life. PEO STRI will not be the same without his smiling face! My thoughts and prayers are with the Weber family during this difficult time.
Traci Jones
January 5, 2009
Roger was one of those guys that I looked up to. He treated everyone with dignity and respect and I learned a lot from him during the short time we worked together. He will be greatly missed and my condolences goes out to his family.
Lou Hamilton
January 5, 2009
I was really shocked and in disbelieve to hear about Roger's passing. We had worked in the same office for several years and travel together on programs for a little less than one year, but during this travel together times, I learned a lot about how caring Roger was about his work and firends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry I was not able to attend the funeral, since I do not live in Florida.
Raul Ley-Soto
January 5, 2009
My condolences to Roger's family. Roger was the first person I met when I came to work at then STRICOM in 1996. Although he was nearly as new as I, he 'showed me the ropes' and took me under his wing. I always admired his dedication to his work for the Soldiers.

We spent quite a bit of time together outside of work as we lived nearby one another for years. His friendship will be greatly missed.
Mark Schmude
January 5, 2009
Roger was a true professional and a gentleman. Our PEO STRI, and our much larger Army family, will suffer from his loss, but will draw comfort in the fact that he is with our Lord. I will keep Roger and your family in my daily thoughts and prayers.

COL (R) Fran Fierko
Fran Fierko
January 5, 2009
Dear Weber Family
Roger was an invaluable part of the Army's training support family for many years. His dedication and commitment, based on his years of experience, were tremendously important to the success of many Army programs that have helped train and protect Soldiers for the very demanding situations they face in Iraq and Afghnistan.
We share deeply in your loss. Roger simply cannot be replaced in our community.
Tom Macia
January 3, 2009
To the Weber family, I met Roger about four years ago and worked closely with him from inside the Pentagon. He visited about a week ago and we spent the entire day together, so when I received the news of his passing over the holiday weekend I was shocked and saddened.

I am sure Roger made a difference in your lives, but please know that he was a well respected member of the Army's family and his impact will literally be felt for decades to come.

Roger always had a smile and I will miss him greatly, please accept my humble condolence; he passed long before his time.
Alan Young
January 3, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I worked with Roger at STRI and he was absolutely a terrific individual and friend. He will be truly missed.
Carol Murphy
January 3, 2009
Roger is a true Patriot. In the brief time we knew him here in Orlando he was always fighting for our soldiers and their needs. God Bless. You and family remain in our prayers. Ed and Leota Ward
Ed and Leota Ward
January 3, 2009
I was so sorry to hear the news of Roger's passing. I worked with Roger for several years at PEO-STRI, and I can assure you that the thoughts and prayers of many of us in the PM TRADE family are with you at this time of sorrow.
Tom Alley
January 2, 2009
I served with Roger at PEO STRI. His first concern was always doing what was right for our Soldiers. My deepest condolences to the family. Roger deeply touched all who knew him.
Jim Dykes
January 2, 2009
To the Weber family, allow me to extend my condolences and sympathies to you. I?ve known Roger since he first came to STRICOM; you can be very proud of his accomplishments in support of the soldier.

To Roger, you left too soon but I know you sit in a place of contentment and peace with our Lord.
John Ells
January 2, 2009
To the entire Weber family I want to say I am so sorry for your loss and I wanted you to know we will all miss Roger. I have known Roger for 10 years as a co-worker, his supervisor and most importantly his friend. My life is better for knowing him. To my brother-in-arms I say job well done and you may now rest knowing you accomplished the mission.
Joe Giunta
January 2, 2009
Dad, I just want you to know what a great father you were to Brandon and I. And a great grandfather that you were to Brittany, Bailey, Brandon, Gabriel and Michael. I have so much respect for you, and I hope you knew that. I love you so much, and I miss you even more. I can't believe that you are gone. Please know what an impact you made on my life. My life will never be the same without you to turn to. Love always, Your daughter
Christy Bilberry
January 2, 2009
Well done my friend. Rest in peace.
Bob Hurley
Bob Hurley
January 2, 2009
If memories are all we have in the end, you provided me some great ones. God must have needed a fourth, because you left us too early. Godspeed my friend, I’m gonna miss you.
LTC Tim Hale
January 2, 2009
To Roger's Family: As one of the many members of Roger's 'work' family, we would like you to know how very much Roger was admired and loved here. He was always "ON" as he would say, always the first to say hello to everyone. His enthusiam and commitment for our military and country are beyond words. We will miss his calling out our names 'loudly' for answers or help, across any distance he could be heard! We've had the pleasure of working with Roger for years, may it bring your family some measure of comfort to know he is missed here today, and for a long time to come.
Pat Garmley
January 2, 2009
Dear Family,

I was saddened to learn of Roger's sudden passing. It was a reality check on the fragility of our lives here.

Roger was always friendly and helpful at the duck camp. He was interested in what was happening in others' lives--not just his own.

Bless you all and may you feel God's comfort and presence at this time.
Lloyd Monroe
January 2, 2009
I was saddened to hear of Roger's passing. He was a great Patriot and he will be greatly missed. My condolences go to the family.
Bo Terry
January 2, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
JoAnn Cardwell
January 2, 2009
Roger once worked for me at PM TRADE in Orlando. As anyone can tell from reading his professional accomplishments he dedicated his life to being a true patriot and guardian of freedom for his country. He gave the best years of his life to being a soldier and officer in the U.S. Army. After he retired the same enthusiasm for his country?s freedom was evident in all he did by helping develop and field superior training equipment for this country?s Warfighters along with our allied nations? fighting forces around the world. Roger is and will continue to be missed in my organization. His family should be extremely proud of his lifelong dedication and accomplishments as a national hero and father.

Colonel Fred Mullins
PM TRADE
Fred Mullins
January 2, 2009
Roger will be missed by so many but he will live through those that he touched with his unbridled enthusiasm for doing what is right for the Soldier.
Ken Wheeler
January 1, 2009
I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF ROGER WEBER. ROGER WAS GREAT FRIEND OF MINE. WE WERE IN THE ARMOR ADVANCED COURSE IN 1981. WE ALSO SERVED TOGETHER IN THE 82ND ABN DIVISION. MAY GOD BE WITH HIM.
LTG JAMES D THURMAN
G3 US ARMY
JD THURMAN
December 31, 2008
I am deeply sorry for your family's loss. You should be proud of Roger's service to our nation - both in and out of uniform. He will be deeply missed by all of the PEO STRI family here in Orlando.
Scott Pulford
December 31, 2008
Sarah, Joanie and Family,
How very saddened my mom and I were to hear about Roger. He made such an impact on his family's lives. Although this time will be very difficult, reflect on all of the good memories you have of him. He is in a much better and safer place now and will be able to watch over your family from above.
Much Love,
Michelle Williams Hudgins
December 30, 2008
My sincere condolences to all of Roger's family. Roger was my Company Executive Officer in 1979-80, and I was happy and proud to turn over command of Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division to him upon my departure for the Infantry Officer Advance Course. I attribute a lot of my success as Company Commander to Roger’s rock solid support and exemplary performance as my “#1.” We were more than CO and XO; we were two young single paratroopers who worked hard and played hard together and became good friends “back in the day.” We stayed in touch off and on over the years. I visited him while he was serving as a Professor of Military Science with the ROTC cadre at Georgia Southern College and in 1997, at his home on Merritt Island. He was, as always, a gracious and entertaining host. We also got together occasionally when his travels brought him to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland in the late 1990s. I ran into him quite by accident during a visit he made to the Pentagon just a few weeks ago, and we "caught up" after being out of touch for almost 10 years. I had looked forward to renewing our ties once again. In our last meeting Roger spoke of his plans to retire soon and was looking forward to pursuing the good life in Florida. After we exchanged contact information, I left him wishing him safe journey and sharing a firm handshake. I will always remember Roger fondly, and am honored to have known him.
James Adams
December 30, 2008
Roger you will be missed. My prayers are with your family during this time of loss.
Ron Johnson
December 30, 2008
He will be missed. He was a good Friend, Boss and Mentor. He will surly be missed by all of us who knew and worked with and for him.
Al Parker
December 30, 2008
My prayers are with you during this time of loss. Debbie, Timmy and Michelle God Bless You!
Lisa Iacampo
December 30, 2008
I worked with Roger in a number of projects and he was a passionate advocate for our men and women in uniform. My condolences to his family.
Maritza Borunda
December 29, 2008
My sincerest condolences to all his surviving family members. Worked with Roger for several years and he always demanded nothing but the best training capabilities possible for the Soldier. I strongly suspect, due to this dedicated approach and training he demanded for these soldiers has resulted in many lives being saved. Roger will be greatly missed by all.
George (Pete) Hoyt
December 29, 2008
Roger will be missed by his friends at Tec Masters. Our prayers are with you.
Marvin Carroll
December 29, 2008
Roger was a great guy, had insights on the world and I'm better off for having him as a friend. He was a great leader and served his country well. He will be truely missed.
John Reams
December 29, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Clarence Woods
December 29, 2008
We will miss Roger cheering on our baseball team in Wakulla County. He was always a pleasure to have in the stands. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Roger will surely be missed.
Adkison Family
December 29, 2008
Roger was committed to providing our Service Men and Women only the best training and training devices during his time at PEO-STRI, and I am honored to have known him and worked with him over the past few years. Quite simply, Roger made a difference. He will be missed. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.
Tom Warrick
December 29, 2008
My thoughts a prayers are with the family and Michelle during this difficult time.
Janet Forbes
December 29, 2008
Papa, I just want you to know I love you and miss you so much...

Your granddaughter
brittany bilberry
December 29, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
James Bradley
December 29, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Crystal Cromartie
December 29, 2008
Joanie and Family ~ I was shocked and saddened when I got the call about Roger. He was an admirable person and his loss will be felt by all who knew him. Your family is very dear to me and I know you are all hurting at this time. I hope time will heal your sadness and that God’s grace and mercy will give you strength to overcome the loneliness and hurt that you are feeling. Lean on your friends and family for support during this difficult time and find strength in knowing Roger is resting in a better place. My prayers are continually with you.
Phyllis Hartsfield
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