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Dr. Wilford Alexander (Will) Weber

DR. WILFORD (Will) ALEXANDER WEBER, Emeritus Professor at the University of Houston, passed away Thursday the 28th of June, 2007 at his home. He was 68. Dr. Weber was born April 29, 1939 in Pennsburg, PA. Dr. Weber graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, PA. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Weber earned his undergraduate degree in History at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. During his time at Muhlenberg, he played baseball, football and wrestled. He then went on to Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he obtained a Doctorate in Education. Dr. Weber began his career as an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University. He then moved to Texas and became an Associate Professor for the University of Houston and obtained full tenure while there. At the University of Houston, he was a member of the school's Senate and twice served as Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Weber served on the committee that wrote the first Houston Independent School District Student Code of Conduct, was Executive Director of the Houston Association of School Administrators, and consulted for school districts across Texas. He trained teachers for the Department of Defense in Italy and Germany and scientists to become classroom teachers through the Baylor College of Medicine. He contributed to writing Classroom Teaching Skills. During his tenure, he taught at many universities, including University of St. Thomas, Autonomous University of Guadalajara, National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, The Institut Aminuddin Baki in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the University of Texas at Brownsville. Dr. Weber was an avid Astros and Texans fan and season ticket holder until his passing. He was the President of Neartown Little League and was instrumental in the creation of Eric Hilton Field at Wharton Elementary School. Dr. Weber was a Neartown Little League umpire and District 16 Tournament umpire. Dr. Weber was also Vice President of the River Oaks Rotary Club. He served on the Board of the Houston Area Women's Center and volunteered for the Sunshine Kids. Dr. Weber is survived by his wife, Cheryl Weber, Houston; his son Brad Weber and his wife Jennifer and their two children Matthew and Courtney, Houston; his daughter Kendra Weber and her husband Robert Hawes, Los Angeles, CA; his brother Clifford Weber, Pennsburg, PA; and his stepdaughters Shelby Stockton, Los Angeles, CA; and Lesley Stockton, New York City, NY. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation on Monday, July 2nd from 6pm until 8pm at The Settegast-Kopf funeral home at 3320 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098. The phone number is 713-526-2411. A private grave-site burial service will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston. The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Will Weber Memorial Scholarship at The University of Houston. Please contact Donna Jares, Development Coordinator, Dean's Office at 713-743-5593 for additional information.
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 1, 2007
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