Ben P. Weber
Died Nov. 8, 2003
EAST LIVERPOOL – Ben P. Weber, 72, of Alton Street, died at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, from head injuries sustained in a Thursday afternoon fall.
He became the son of the late John L. and Beulah Baxter Weber in East Liverpool on Aug. 14, 1931.
Having lived his entire life in this area, he was employed by the East Liverpool Health Department. Then, for 15 years, Ben held a technical position in Steubenville with the North Ohio Valley Air Authority. In 1987, he became executive director of the Pottery Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, holding that position until his retirement in December 2000. Although retired from the Red Cross, Ben remained an active volunteer.
He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School, a member of the former Calvary Methodist Church and attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Serving during the Korean Conflict in the U. S. Navy, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 66.
Ben is survived by two sons, Robert F. Weber and his wife Beth of East Liverpool and Kenneth P Weber and his wife Patty of Midland; one brother, Philip W. Weber and his wife Raven of East Liverpool; two sisters, Linda Weidger and Carolyn Czech and her husband James, all of East Liverpool; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Westbrook and her husband Chris of Empire, Ohio, Matthew W. Weber and his wife Heidi of Bloomingdale, Ohio, Angela Anne Weber and Aaron R. Weber, both of East Liverpool, and Ryan T. and Amanda H. Weber, both of Midland.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Ankrom Weber, whom he married on May 29, 1952, and two brothers, John L. Weber Jr. and Robert Weber.
Services will be held a the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, with Rev. William Church of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Calcutta, Rev. Fred Compston of Steel valley Baptist Church in Brilliant, Ohio and Rev. Duane Hetzer, Chaplain at East Liverpool City Hospital, officiating. Burial will follow in the United Presbyterian Cemetery in Calcutta with the Tri State Burial Group according full military honors.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.
The family requests contributions be made to the Pottery Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 401 College Street, East Liverpool, Oh 43920.
Friends may view this obituary, sign the register book or send condolences online at www.altmeyer.com.