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Richard William Weber

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1933-2015

“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!

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13 Responses for “Richard William Weber”

  1. Eric Dietlein says:

    Love you and will always think of you as the biggest coaching influence on my formative years. I will never forget ‘the play’ in 1977 – 7th grade football vs. Roosevelt Jr. High – the cross pass play to your son Scott and the quick hand off to Dan Botrell for the game winning touchdown. You always saw the best in us and let us know it.

  2. Steve Bremer says:

    Coach Weber was a great guy. I had a lot of respect for him. He treated all of his students with dignity and he lifted up everyones’ spirits. The world will miss him.

  3. Tim Passafiume says:

    I was just thinking of Mr. Weber a few days ago. He was a great coach, but more importantly a friendly, wonderful, caring, man. I loved how he counted off our Jumping jacks. He didn’t yell out, “1-2-3,” it was, “Lub-Dub-Tra, 1; Lub Dub-Tra, 2″ ect. By far one of the best teachers I ever had. God’s peace to his family. Rest peacefully coach! You’re the best.

  4. Nancy Weber says:

    Thank you for the gracious and thoughtful comments you have written about our dad, Dick Weber. We knew he was a special man, and it is nice to see others felt the same way. Thank you for sharing your memories and kind words so that we could pass them along to our mom.

  5. David Fennell says:

    I recall Coach Weber as a caring man who genuinely cared about his students. He instilled positive values. My condolences to the family. He was a fine man.

  6. Brad custer says:

    I attended Rosemont 1964 & 65. I won co athlete of the year with Steve Homeo. Steve went on to play for UCLA football. When I went up to accept the award let me say what should of said then. I wasn’t the most talented athlete but on every play I gave 100% so I accept this award on behalf of all people who aren’t the fastest, strongest, or have the most talent if you give 100% you are a winner. I’m sure I got that award that day because of coach Weber he was one of best teachers I ever met I’m sorry to here of his passing my prayers go out to his family God bless him.

  7. Bryan says:

    Coach Weber was a great man. Always enjoyed his one liners in PPE. RIP Coach.

  8. Tom says:

    Great memories of Mr Weber Rosemont Middle School 1979-1981
    Thanks Mr Weber

  9. brad greenberg says:

    I am sorry for your loss, Mr. Weber was a wonderful person, and for three years at Rosemont, he was more than a coach, advisor, mentor, teacher, he provided an escape in sports and I never got to thank him for that, God Bess you coach and family…

  10. John Baker says:

    One of my best Rosemont memories is him slow pitching a softball whilst yelling “Nolan Ryan fastball!” RIP.

  11. Samuel Yuan says:

    Coach Weber,

    I am sad to hear of your passing….I want to extend a thank you to you which is 27 years late. I attended Rosemond from 77-79 and you were my PE coach. I was a 13 years old refugee kid from Vietnam and you took care and pay special attention to me as I was a shy and did not speak much English at all! Thank you for that special love which made my day much eaiser at school!

    My condolences to the Weber family and my prayer are with you as well!

    Love,
    Sam

  12. Bob Hingston says:

    I really liked coach Weber we were friends ! He was really a good person and will be missed by everyone that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I was at Rosemont in 1967, 1968 and 1969.

  13. Ahhhhh I remember him very well great coach, he will always be Coach Weber to us but I’m sure so so much more to his family and friends. .rest easy Coach

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