Dr. Richard G. Weber, 68, engineer and college teacher

After a long battle with cancer, Richard G. Weber, of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully in his daughter’s home in Delaware on July 9, 2012. He was 68 years old.

The son of the late Rene and Helen Weber, he was born in and grew up in Stamford’s South End.

Dr. Weber studied at the University of Connecticut, earning his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his higher education in France and received his Doctorate in Metallurgy from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, one of the prestigious Grandes Ecoles.

Dr. Weber was employed by both industry and academia over the years. He held positions at Sikorsky, Pitney Bowes, and Black and Decker.

Teaching and education were an important focus of his career. He served on the Stamford Board of Education in the 1970s and taught engineering at Bridgeport Engineering Institute, Fairfield University, and, most recently, at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

In his spare time, Dr. Weber enjoyed hobbies that allowed him to work with his hands and enjoy nature with his family. He was an avid carpenter, fisherman, hiker, cross-country skier, photographer, and mushroom hunter.

Dr. Weber was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Ruta, and is survived by his sister, Pamela, brother, John, and two daughters, Laila and Natalie.

A funeral mass for Dr. Weber will be held on July 28th at 11 am at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 4 Pulaski St. in Stamford, with a luncheon gathering to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ridgefield Library (http://www.ridgefieldlibrary.org/; 203-438-2282), the Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association (http://www.ridgefieldvna.org/; 203-438-5555), or Delaware Hospice (http://www.delawarehospice.org/; 302-478-5707).

Arrangements were handled by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY. Please send online condolences to www.chandlerfuneralhome.com