Obituary of Gerhard Weber
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Weber, Gerhard W., 84, of Valatie passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022. Born May 25, 1937 , in Heilbronn Germany, he was the son of Martha Lindenberger and Walter Karl Weber, and the stepson of Wilhelm Kischer when his mother remarried following Walter's passing in 1939. He grew up during the war years in Germany. At the age of twenty-two he traveled aboard the SS United States to New York City. He worked at Pfizer in an administrative capacity, while earning his US Citizenship and his Engineering Degree from City College of New York. He first worked as an engineer with the American Electric Power Service Corporation in NYC. In the early 1970's he accepted a position with the State of New York Public Service Commission and moved his family to Valatie NY. He retired in 1999 and focused on his true passions, hiking and gardening. He was an active member of the Appalachian Hiking Club, the Adirondack 46ers and Master Gardeners with the Cornell Cooperative Extension. He and Maryann, his wife of over 50 years, enjoyed attending Albany Symphony Orchestra concerts and the Boston Symphony concerts at Tanglewood on a regular basis. They also maintained an active relationship with and supported the Ghent Playhouse. Gerry was a dedicated member of the community and a longtime active member of the Valatie Volunteer Fire Department, serving as its Secretary until his passing. He is survived by his adopted family, Robert C. and Diana Carruth, their children, Lauren, Adrienne and Robert W. and many close friends notably among them Anneliese Lawson who shared his love of hiking and the outdoors and was so much help and support in his later years. He is predeceased by his wife Maryann Greene Weber and their daughter Christine Nicole Weber. Calling hours will be held in the future when it is safe to gather. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to the Valatie Volunteer Fire Department, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the Ghent playhouse. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie NY