We are saddened by the loss of a great man, Stan Weber, and want to celebrate in the many joyous memories he left behind. Stan was born to Anthony and Georgia Weber on July 7, 1941 in Brighton Park, Chicago, a neighborhood which nurtured his love for history and his Polish heritage. After high school graduation, Stan joined the Navy and became a missile technician and helmsman on the U.S.S. Dewey, and you'd be lucky to hear his stories of the 1962 Cuban blockade or the time he steered the ship into the NY harbor. After his service, Stan enjoyed 30 years as an IT specialist, writing several books to share his knowledge and expertise, retiring in 1999 to explore his other passions. He was a true renaissance man. From hiking the canyons of Zion, to photographing New York graffiti art, to chasing raccoons away from his beloved Koi pond at home, Stan was never short on interests. To spend time with Stan was to pick up his infectious curiosity for the world around him - he was an amazing photographer, cook, gardener, and a world class pickler. Stash was generous, always ready to share a laugh or a delicious recipe he brought back from Rome. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. He is survived by his children Tony and Denise Weber, Chris and Mark Kowalewski, their mother Mary Ann, grandchildren Lauren Weber, Colin and Avery Kowalewski, loving family Laura, Jordan, and Whit Klepper-Grey, and his lifelong partner, kindred spirit, and co-adventurer, Alice O'Hara. There will be a private ceremony with close family, and a celebration of life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to donate in Stan's name to the American Cancer Society
. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Modell Funeral Home: (630) 852-3595 or www.modelldarien.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 18, 2021.