Richard “Dick” Weber

June 10, 1928 – Jan. 29, 2010

Richard “Dick” Weber died peacefully at home in Montara, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at age 81.

Born June 10, 1928, and raised in Waukesha, Dick joined the Merchant Marine service in 1944 and served in the Pacific. He returned to Waukesha after the war to finish high school in 1946, and shortly after joined the Air Force, where he served in various posts in the U.S as well as in Newfoundland.

Dick returned home in the early 1950s and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, concentrating on accounting classes. He married his wife, Elizabeth, in 1952 and later rejoined the Air Force, where his duties as a statistician and accountant took the young family to Japan for a four-year tour.

Dick separated from the service in 1961 at the rank of staff sergeant.

After the Air Force, Dick and family moved to Elk Grove Village, Ill., where Dick transferred his skills to managing accounting systems on mainframe computers for Honeywell, IGA and Sexton up until the mid-1980s.

A longtime fan of the American southwest, Dick moved to Albuquerque after retiring in the mid-1980s from work and Midwest winters. He and Liz spent many pleasant years there until health issues took them to the San Francisco Bay area to be near family.

Dick is survived by his six children, William (Laurel), Thomas (Stephanie), Paul (Mary), Jeanne, Carol (Mike) and Ellen; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; his sister, Paula; and his extended family of friends.

Dick is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth; his brother, William; and his sister, Patricia.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Community United Methodist Church in Half Moon Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,