Richard D. Weber, age 95, and life-long resident of New Britain, died June 29, 2021, and was inurned at St. Mary's Cemetery July 9, 2021. A graduate of Goodwin Technical School with a certificate in tool and die making, he was employed at Colt Industries, Corbin Screw, and Atlantic Tool & Die. In partnership with brothers Gustave and Fredrick, Mr. Weber began and successfully ran Precision Grinding Co., Inc.
During WWII he served in the U.S. Army Military Police. As a member of the Austrian Donau Society, he helped found the Alpenland Tanzer folk dance group and sang in the men's choral group. He enjoyed making wine, downhill skiing, and golf.
He is survived by daughter Annabelle Keene (Charles), granddaughters Alice Keene-Mason (Travis Mason) and Clair Keene (Drew Robinson), great grandchildren Weston Mason and Mariah Keene- Robinson, sisters-in-law Patricia Weber and Geraldine Weber, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by parents Gustav and Anna (Tieber) Weber; wife Mary (Weber), siblings Gustave, Fredrick, Carl, Alice Gleba, Annabel Chapman, Robert, and John, and nephews Frederick, Richard A., and Mark Weber.
A celebration of life for Richard D. Weber will be held July 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Square New Britain. Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 10 a.m. until the service. Memorials may be sent to the Austrian Donau Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, 74A Vine Street, New Britain, CT 06052. To send a condolence, letter, or to share a memory of Mr. Weber, please visit www.FarrellFuneralHome.com .