Gilbert Charles Weber, 95, of Ellington, beloved husband of Jean C. Weber, passed away Thursday, March 5, at home.
Gilbert was born in Rockville on April 22, 1924, son of the late Charles and Evelyn (Woods) Weber. In 1950 he married Jean Conrady and in 1957 they moved to Ellington, where he has resided ever since. He was a devoted father to his daughter, Celinda A. Weber of Vernon, and his son Donald A. Weber of Boston, MA.
He graduated from Rockville High School in the class of 1942 and was then employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Quarantine. In 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 797th Forestry Engineers, where he operated a sawmill in the China Burma India Theatre (1943-1946) building the Ledo/Burma Road. Upon his discharge from active service in February of 1946, he served in the Army Reserves from 1950-1954, in the 76th Infantry Division.Gilbert attended Hillyer College and was then hired as a plumber with Schaeffer Company in Rockville, until his retirement in 1992.He was a member of the CBI (China Burma India) Veterans Association and was a Past Senior Vice Commander of the Connecticut Yankee Basha. He was a life member of the American Legion; and being an avid fisherman (tying hundreds of fishing flies) was a member of the Coventry Game Club. Gil was a great gardener and enjoyed reading and traveling. Friends may call at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect Street in Rockville on Monday, March 9th, 2020 from 4-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 10th , 2020 at 11:00 am St. Bernard Church. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Rockville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard’s Church, 25 St. Bernard’s Terrace, Rockville, CT 06066, or to the Hall Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, P.O. Box 280, Ellington, CT 06029. The family would like to thank the staff of ECHN Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut, for their wonderful hospice care. For online condolences please visit pietrasfuneralhome.com