Ernie Weber-7/1/2017

Ernest J. Weber, age 79, formerly from Collegeville, Pa., and a resident most recently of Gilbertsville, Pa., passed away on July 1, 2017, at Parkhouse Nursing and Rehab Center with family by his side.

Born November 20, 1937, to the late Walter Gotlieb Weber and Dorothy Peart Weber. He was predeceased by siblings, Walter J., John (Jack) P. and Charlene Weber Koski.

He was the treasured husband of Juli (Weitzen) and beloved father of Iris Tonti (Aldo) of Hamilton Square, N.J.; Cynthia Stratis (Ted) of Hamilton Square, N.J.; and Denise Leonard (Ray) of Robbinsville, N.J., and grandchildren Aldo, Jr., Emily, Mackenzie, and Samantha. He was also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He enjoyed driving many, many, many miles, especially with Weber Trucking tractor trailer, and as a member of Teamsters Local 107. He worked at several local businesses including Powerhouse Antiques and Sales, 309 Office Furniture, Sears Roebuck/Signal Delivery Service and J&J Tire.

Ernie enjoyed gardening and love of family and friends. He loved his pets dearly. He enjoyed working! During his last year and a half, he was at two different nursing home; at least two practitioners said they never saw anyone work so hard to get better. He endured much with overlapping illnesses and continued to smile and pray and encourage others. Ernie was a loved man.

Relatives and friends of Ernie Weber are invited to attend his funeral on Friday, July 7, 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 515 W. County Line Road, Hatboro, Pa., 19040 (Horsham Twp.). Family will receive condolences and viewing time will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before services. Burial at Montefiore Cemetery, 600 Church Road, Jenkintown, Pa. 19046, immediately following the service.

Donations are so appreciated in Ernie’s name to Covenant Presbyterian Church or to your favorite charity.

8 thoughts on “Ernie Weber-7/1/2017

  1. If my father was a man who you have known, however you have known him, keep him in your heart; and remember him that way.
    I remember that he loved his family. He loved his wife Juli. He loved God . He loved animals, dogs mostly when we were growing up and later cats too. He loved picnics on the 4th of July. He loved fast cars, trucks, and driving. When we were young he enjoyed driving.
    We were a family that lived through life’s changes. The good times and the difficult. We were a family that lived through divorce and the changes that brings. Those years were painful and difficult, but these are the experiences that made my Dad and our family who we are. A family changes. We grew up and married. Then the grandchildren came along.
    Aldo, Emily, Mackenzie,who my father often called Macgyver, and Samantha. My father loved children; especially those four. More healing took place.
    He softened. We shared holidays and vacations and children’s milestones.
    My Dad was always super early to an event, no matter what time we would tell him, he would arrive; two, three, or even 4 hours early! He would just say, “coffee”, when he got there. That was life with my Dad. Then came Juli. Again life changed. Little changes, nice changes.
    My Dad was still himself, ornery and he was happy. They traveled some, and had more plans, but his health took a turn. The last year and a half was another change.
    The recovery from the stroke we all believed so much in, was being fought on the inside by a cancer unseen. Daddy was strong and his strength probably masked this to those caring for him. Now he’s finished this life here on Earth.
    If you have known my Dad, however you have known him, keep him in your heart. Think of his grin; the twinkle in his eye that says he’s up to something; and remember him with Love; I will…

  2. Juli, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Ernie were so good for each other, both of you such kind and gentle people. I know he will be missed by many, and my thoughts and prayers are with you at rhis difficult time.

  3. Although I only had the opportunity to know Ernie for 2 years, I will always remember his kind eyes, giving heart and positive attitude. He was a friend who literally “went the extra mile” (2,192 miles, in fact) for me so that he and Juli could offer me their help two times in person. Thank you, Ernie! Well done and “thumbs up” to you in Heaven!

  4. Ernie,
    It’s been an honor knowing you. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to see you how many lives you touched with your kindness, your bravery and your determination to get well. During your illness you positively impacted the life of every doctor, nurse, therapist and healthcare professional you met and we will never be the same. We all admired you so much and were so proud of you- you were the hardest working man we ever had the privilege of knowing. You were a man who fought hard but with quiet determination, someone who never gave up, even though the road was tough and full of uncertainties, someone who spoke volumes even though you didn’t utter many words, a man who was giving and kind even though your physical limitations were great, always gracious even when the pain had to be incredible, and always, always being a man of God. You never once let your illnesses define you. How sad I am that you aren’t walking an earthly path with us but I take great comfort in knowing that God has wrapped you in his loving arms and told you “Job well- done”. God is the potter and you were the clay…. It was a life well-lived.

  5. Juli and family, my deepest sympathies at this time. It was such an honor to take care of Ernie and to get to see and talk with Juli. Your dedication to your husband was beautiful and I know Ernie loved to see you and call you each day. He is deeply missed but I will remember all the great things about him. I can still picture him giving me the “thumbs up or thumbs down” each day. My thoughts will be with you tomorrow…..Rhonda Bealer

  6. Iris, Cindy, Denise and family.
    So sorry to hear about your father. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Love you xoxo

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