Robert Alan Weber 87, of Kingston, passed away in Plymouth on Feb. 11, 2021. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bob attended P.S. 193 and graduated from Midwood High School in 1950. He attended Columbia College in in New York City, where he was a member of TEP fraternity, the Kings Men choral group, and the Columbia chorus, and received his BA in 1954. He earned his MS from Columbia Graduate School of Engineering. He then entered the United States Air Force and served for three years, stationed in Morocco and Little Rock, Ark. He was an entrepreneur and founded several companies, including software and computer maintenance businesses in New Jersey. He raised three daughters with Gloria Rosamilia of Nutley, New Jersey. He and Gloria especially enjoyed the opera, with season tickets to the Metropolitan Opera in New York for 40-plus years. Retiring to Kingston in 2008, Bob and Gloria became active in local organizations. Bob was one of the founding members of the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, serving in various roles since 2008, including President, and on the board of the Library Foundation from 2010 until his retirement in 2020. In 2011, Gloria volunteered Bob to serve a needed position on the Board of the Jones River Watershed Association. In 2013, Bob stepped into the under-appreciated role of Secretary, a position he filled with complete dedication until retiring in January 2019. He was also a dedicated member of the Jones River Village Historical Society, serving many roles. Bob also spent his later years enjoying his lifelong interests: reading scientific publications, gardening, and listening to his beloved operas. He was predeceased by daughter Nancy in 2016 and wife Gloria in 2017. He is survived by sister Judith Taylor of Plainview, New York, and by daughters Susan Weber of Kingston and Barbara Weber-Boustani of Paris, France, as well as grandchildren, Lilly, Theo, and Audrey. His words of wisdom, big smile, and his wonderful jokes and stories will be greatly missed. Donations in his name to Friends of the Kingston Library, Jones River Watershed Association or Jones River Village Historical Society would be appreciated. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Published in The Kingston Reporter from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26, 2021.