Richard E. "Dick" Weber of Economy Borough, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The eldest son of Evelyn and Victor Weber, he grew up in Baden with his brothers Robert (Anna Marie) Weber of Baden and James (Janice) Weber of Industry. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, Nola (Fisher) Weber. He was the father of daughters Cynthia Weber of Baden, Catherine MacBeth and his favorite son-in-law, Ed, both of Ormond Beach, FL, and Vickie Lynn, deceased; Grandfather of Ryan of Harmony Twp., Eric, Alex, and Adam Pearce of Baden, and Ray McClelland of Salem, OH. In addition to his brothers, Robert and James, he is survived by his sister-in-laws, Vonda Long of Stowe, OH, and Wanetta Patterson of Clarksburg, WV; brother-in-laws Don (Judy) Fisher of Palatka, FL; Ralph (Louise) Fisher of Wellsville, OH; Ken (Carol) Fisher of Sun Rise, FL; and Dale (Gina) Fisher of WV; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; and his faithful companion & guard-dog, Ben. A graduate of Ambridge High School Class of 1956, he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father as an electrician. He was a member of Local 712 IBEW, retiring in 1985, and a member of the Beaver County Sharks Scuba Club, which led him to establish Weber's Dive Shop in Baden in 1960 with his best friend, Rich Halicek. After selling his Scuba Pro franchise to Smiley's Dive Shop, he built his new business, Weber's Tank Testing, on Legionville Road where he tested high-pressure cylinders until the week of his death. He loved his tank testing business and enjoyed talking with all of his customers. Several of his electrician friends stopped by regularly as well to talk about the great times they had working together. He was a jokester, keeping his co-workers and family on their toes at all times.
He was also a member of the Antique Fire Association and collected everything fire truck-related, including "real" antique firetrucks from local fire departments. He was a 50-year member of the Ambridge First Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and member of the Finance Committee, and was a current member of the Sewickley Light House Baptist Church.
When he wasn't working at his shop, he was cutting grass or busy fixing something. We always said, "If Dick can't fix it, it can't be fixed." His grandsons worked along-side him and learned many practical skills and life-lessons. His grandson, Ryan Pearce, will carry on the family business with the same hard work ethic, accuracy, and dedication as his grandfather. The boys were blessed to have him as their "Pap", their teacher, mentor, and hero.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 22 from 2-7 pm at the Sewickley Lighthouse Baptist Church, 301 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at by his pastor, Richard Gelfand. Everyone is asked to meet at the church at 11 AM. Masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will follow at the Sewickley Cemetery.
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