“Coach” Richard (Dick) Weber, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Stansbury Park, Utah on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Dick was born to William and Ann Weber in Los Angeles. The family moved to Hermosa Beach where Dick grew up riding the waves and working in his father’s gas station.
During the Korean War, Dick was drafted into the Navy where he served onboard the USS Eldorado as a teleman. Once discharged from the Navy, he attended Pepperdine University where he met his wife, JoAnn. After graduation, Dick decided to attend an additional year and obtain his teaching credentials.
Dick was offered his first teaching position as a PE teacher at Rosemont Middle School where he ended up teaching for 34 years. He and JoAnn lived in Montrose where they raised their three children Nancy, Debbie, and Scott.
He enjoyed working with the middle school boys and teaching them his love of sports. Many students who went to Rosemont in the ’70s and ’80s will remember him as a teacher who truly cared about his students’ welfare. His last few years of teaching included being an assistant basketball coach at Crescenta Valley High School. During summer breaks, he worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
In retirement Dick and JoAnn loved to take lots of “mini vacations” with his brother Jack and his wife Georgia as well as travel to other countries on their own.
Dick is survived by JoAnn, his loving wife of 54 years; three children Nancy, Debbie (Robert), and Scott (Pat) who loved him greatly; six grandchildren Ryan, Eric, Aubree, Rebecca, Caitlin, and Rory who loved spending time with their grandfather listening to his Tatters stories and silly jokes. His sister Marianne, brothers Jack and Bill (Rae), sister-in-law Doris and their children whom he loved.
We love you, Dad!