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Obituaries

HAROLD EDWIN WEBER JR

December 28, 1939 - October 17, 2018

Plans are being made to have a private family memorial service in the near future. The family asks that condolences be made in the form of a donation to either Hospice of St. Francis

Weber, Jr., Harold Edwin “Bud”

 

Harold E. Weber, Jr. of Fairborn, Ohio and recently of Rockledge, Florida stepped into Glory to sing with the angels on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

 

Born to Harold E., Sr. & Sylvia M. Weber of Fairborn, Ohio, he was better known as “Bud” or “Buddy” to family and friends. Bud loved to tell the stories of how he rode his bike all over the fields of Fairborn. He graduated from Fairborn High School in 1958. As a young man, he loved cars, music and working out. His love of music grew and became a huge part of his life as he traveled in a gospel quartet known as “The Messengers” during the years of 1958 to 1968. Bud was also an incredible artist and loved to build things, draw pictures, and carve figurines. He had an incredible gift of artistry, as well as musicianship.

 

Bud met Carole Ann Vaughn at church in 1957. The two were married 59 years ago on August 15, 1959. Together, they raised four daughters. They had a great love story, showing perseverance and devotion through many hard times and illnesses, remaining true to each other, and literally holding hands to the very end of Bud’s life.

 

Bud worked at Southwestern Portland Cement Company in Fairborn, OH, retiring after 38 years of dedicated service. He had a passion for his work and loved everything about it. Bud loved to bowl and was part of an office bowling league, winning a trophy for his masterful game.

 

Bud was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bengals. He loved to collect hats, watches and model cars. He had a hat to fit any occasion and was rarely seen without one. He had a treasure of watches, which he loved to show off. His love of watches continued to the end. Even the nurses at the Hospice Care Center quickly learned the importance of his watches, being careful never to remove them for long. He also had a unique collection of model cars. A gift of a model car was a great way to calm and please him when he was in the deep clutches of Alzheimer’s. Cars, babies, and stuffed animals comforted him and made him smile through the fear and confusion of the disease.

 

Bud was preceded in death by his father, Harold, Sr. and mother, Sylvia and sister, Ina Mae Hardy who also suffered and lost the battle from Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his loving, beautiful, graceful, strong wife of 59 years, Carole A. Weber a.k.a “Charlie”; his four daughters: Sheryl (Keith) Ingram of Piqua, OH, Kim (Skip) Riley of Chico, CA, Lori (Chris) Parsons of Rockledge, FL and Angela (Ryan) Pace of Huber Heights, OH; Six Grandchildren: Jessica (John) Dietrich of Chico, CA, Amber Riley of Chico, CA, Justin (Samantha) Ingram of Covington, OH, Gran Riley of Chico, CA, Danielle (Joe) Sando of Bradford, OH, and Kyra Marcellino of Rockledge, FL; and Five Great Grandchildren: Zachary Dietrich of Chico, CA, Olivia Dietrich of Chico, CA, Nolan Sando of Bradford, OH, Raelynn Ingram of Covington, OH, and Colton Ingram of Covington, OH.

 

The family would like to thank the wonderful people at the Hospice of St. Francis Care Center in Titusville, FL. They were incredibly gentle, loving, caring, and attentive to Bud and the entire family.

Care is entrusted to Island Cremations and Funeral Home, Merritt Island, Florida. Plans are being made to have a private family memorial service in the near future. The family asks that condolences be made in the form of a donation to either Hospice of St. Francis https://www.hosffoundation.org/donate or the Alzheimer’s Foundation https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/.