Roswell Joseph Weil, age 99, died at West Jefferson Hospital on Sunday evening March 15, 2015 at 9pm. He was born in Alexandria, La. but lived in New Orleans for over 98 years. He was a graduate of Fortier High School and Tulane University. He served in Europe in the US Army during WW II and was honorably discharged as a Major. His entire business career was in investments as an investment broker. He was principal of Weil Investment Company until Katrina and then became vice-president of Dorsey and Company Investments where he continued to work until his death. He was active in community affairs during his entire career and served on numerous boards. He was a founding member of Goodwill Industries and a former board president. His extensive community service included many board positions and serving as officer on many of the boards. These include the Jewish Federation of New Orleans, The Jewish Endowment Foundation, Hospice New Orleans, Jewish Family Service, Touro Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center. He received prestigious awards during his career including the Tzedakah Award in 1994 from the Jewish Endowment Foundation and the Weiss Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1993. He is the husband of the late Dr. Cicely Lyons and is the loving companion of Carol Wise. He is the father of Dr. Maureen Stein (Ted Nass) and John Weil (Judy Slack) both of New Orleans, La. and Richard Weil of Lakeland, Colorado, grandfather of Dr. William Stein IV (Amy), Reiss Weil, Simon Weil, and Samantha Garner (Joe), step-grandfather of Allyson Brupbacher (Jason), Jennifer Leslie (Matthew), Ted Nass III (Nicole), and Gregory Nass. Great grandfather of William Stein V and Ava Stein, step great grandfather of Katie, Ellie, and Michael Brupbacher, Isabel and Shelby Leslie, and Arya Nass. Also survived by Ginny Wise (Kevin Wilkins), Julie Wise Oreck (Marshall), and Richard Wise (Carmine) all of New Orleans and their children Alden, Zoe and Sophie Oreck, Jonathon, Benjamin and Zachary Wilkins. Memorial service will take place at Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Ave. on Tuesday morning March 17, 2015 at 10am with Cantor David Mintz officiating. Friends may visit the family from 9am until time of service. Private Burial. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials to the Jewish Endowment Foundation in the name of Roswell J. Weil preferred. Tharp-Sontheimer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online memorials at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.