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Donald J. Weber

POSTED: July 18, 2014 8:24 a.m.

Donald J. Weber was born Oct. 6, 1928 in Wilson, Kan.  He died July 16, 2014 in Denver, Colo. at the age of 85 years from pulmonary fibrosis. 

Donald graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount College in Salina and from Catholic University in Washington, DC with a Master of Arts. Donald was the principal of Sacred Heart High School in Salina, Kan. from 1959 to 1970, and principal of Georgetown and Empire Schools in Colorado from 1970 to 1991. Following his retirement, Donald remained active working in the mailroom of the Credit Union of Denver.

 Donald served as President of Historic Georgetown from 1984-89; he was a member of the Idaho Springs Historical Society, Mill Creek Historical Society, and People for Silver Plume. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 601 of Salina. Donald served on the Georgetown Community Center Board of Directors since 1980 and was Treasurer and Manager since 1983.  He served as treasurer of Georgetown Fasching since 1983 and on the Salvation Army Board since 1990. In 1990, Donald received the James Grafton Rogers Award from the Georgetown Society for 20 years of volunteer service to various community organizations. In 2006, Donald was awarded the Governors’ Colorado Cares Volunteer Service Award from Colorado Governor Bill Owens.  Donald loved Georgetown and Clear Creek County and was always grateful for Bob Metzler for initially hiring him as principal. Donald was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Georgetown, Colo. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Math and Helen Weber, his sister and brother-in-law Jeanette and Webb Isley, and a nephew Steven Isley.

He is survived by nephew Mark (Mary) Isley, Wichita, Kan.; nieces, Nancy (John) Wolfe,  St. Mary’s Ohio;  Susie Oberrieder, Lawrence, Kan.;  Karen (Curtis) Pahls, Beloit, Kan.; and great-nephews and nieces, Natalie, Lauren, Tyler Wolfe,  Stephen, Aaron, and Jessica Isley, Hannah and Luke Oberrieder, Emily, Eric, and Samuel Pahls.

Donald chose to have his body donated to the University of Colorado Medical Center.
A memorial mass will held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Georgetown. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Sacred Heart High School, Salina.

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