Howard Walter Weber, 96, of Novelty, Ohio joined his angel with the Lord, on January 1st, 2018. The son of Valentine and Bertha Weber, he was born April 24th, 1921, in Cleveland Heights.
Howard graduated from John Adams High School with the class of 1940. Shortly after starting classes in Mechanical Engineering at Fenn College in Cleveland, he entered the Army Air Force and was deployed in Europe for World War II. He was one of the first members of ETOUSA, and served under General Eisenhower in Army Military Intelligence. One of his duties was instructing troops in the use and function of enemy light arms weapons.
After he was honorably discharged following the war, he entered the heating and cooling trade, specializing in sheet metal work. He won several awards over the years for elaborate sheet metal layout design. In 2015, he received an award of recognition for 70 years of service in his local union. He took great pride in the construction of his own home and expansive gardens in Novelty, Ohio. He and his wife, Kay, were avid square dancers, a pastime that allowed them to meet for the first time in 1950. His other hobbies included gardening, bee-keeping, and building Purple Martin birdhouses. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his wife and family. After his retirement, he and Kay spent several years traveling, making friends all over the world.
Howard was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Katherine (Noort) Weber; his siblings Esther Weber, Margaret (Ken) Brennemann, Jean (Don) Wetzel, and Richard (Joan) Weber; in-laws Mary & Frank Misciasci, Dorothy & Fred Yergan, Nancy & Walter Prechtel, Helen & Jim Holub, and Albert & Carol Noort.
Surviving are children David Weber of Plain City, OH, Paul (Christine) Weber of Wyoming, OH, Arthur (Anita) Weber of St. Albans, WV, and Dr. Linda Weber (Dr. John Meranda) of Conneaut, OH; grandchildren John (Tonya) and Steve (Kylie) Weber, Melissa and Timothy Logan Weber, Daniel and Lucas Weber, David and Jennifer Meranda, and great grandchildren Landon, Logan, Lincoln, and Brooklyn Weber.
Visitation will be from 11 AM to 1 PM, Friday, January 5th at DiCicco & Sons Funeral Home, Mayfield Heights, with funeral and military honors following. Burial will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland, Ohio.
Published on January 3, 2018