William (Bill) J. Weber
Claremont, N.H. — William (Bill) J. Weber passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, following a decline in health. He was 89. He is survived by his wife, Irmgard, with whom he shared 56 years of married life, and his three children. He is predeceased by his brother, Albert Weber. He will be remembered and cherished always as a devoted, loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather.
He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Newark, N.J. to August and Rose Weber. He graduated from East Side High School in 1941 and enlisted in the Army Signal Corps in 1943. He served later as an infantryman with the Massachusetts Yankee Division. He was wounded on Jan. 4, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1955 as a mechanical engineer. He was employed mainly as a product development engineer in Connecticut and New Hampshire until his retirement in 1986. Special honors include memberships in Pi Tau Sigma and Sigma Xi societies.
Extremely talented with mechanical repairs, he could fix just about anything, specializing in clocks and sewing machines of many an appreciative family member and friend.
Surviving children include Ann Hilton (wife of David Hilton and their children, Tom and Gretchen), Susan Iltis (wife of Jim Iltis and their children, Trevor and Grace), and David Weber (husband to Noel Weber, and their child, Gavin).
There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be celebrated at Trinity Episcopal Church in Claremont, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., the Reverend Susan Langle, officiating.
Burial will be held privately at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.
Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes, Inc., 146 Broad St., in Claremont. www.stringerfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, and Connecticut Valley Home Care & Hospice.