Marian Weber

Marian Weber of Palisades, N.Y., passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the age of 90. Marian was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to Harry and Lucy Peters. 

Her family moved to Fairview New Jersey where she graduated from St. Cecilia High School, Englewood New Jersey. Marian worked at Lord and Taylor in Manhattan in her youth. She loved the energy of the city and spent many years exploring museums and restaurants with co-workers and her sister Pat.

While living in New Jersey Marian met Gilbert N. Weber and the two were married on September 18, 1954 at St. John the Baptist Church in Fairview, New Jersey. They moved into their home in Palisades where they raised their family of six children. Marian was an active member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan, New York. Marian loved the outdoors and often took her children on explorations throughout the state parks of New York and New Jersey. She was active with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts that engaged her children in learning about the importance of being part of a community and the beautiful outdoors, just steps away from her front door. Marian, along with Nellie Knudson, co-wrote the charter which in turn got the ball rolling on the building of the Palisades Swim Club which she along with her children enjoyed with her Palisades community.

Marian worked a few jobs before landing at Columbia’s  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York until her retirement. As one of the buyers she had opportunities to talk with scientists about their current expeditions, which she loved hearing about.   The equipment she purchased for the scientist was  sent to the  North Pole to South Pole and worldwide. She could always chase down the parts needed often days before a plane was due to depart for an expedition.  She and  Dr. William Ryan had often spoken together  about  his research. One that especial intrigued Marian was his expedition locating the Titanic.

After her retirement she volunteered at Nyack Hospital  and the Piermont Thrift Store. She knit hundreds of baby hats for a local Dr. who would distribute them throughout  Africa. Marian was a huge advocate for sustaining the quality of life in her community. Marian had a profound appreciation for the history of Palisades and the beautiful surroundings. She worked with the town board, police department and dpw to make the roads safe and clean of debris. She was the force behind getting 18 wheeler trucks banned from using route 9W and Oak Tree Road. Marian had a Speed Limit caution sigh placed near her home on Oak Tree Road and the no turn on red sigh at Oak Tree Road and 9 W.

Marian loved to garden. She spent her days planting, seeding and pruning bushes on her property in Palisades. She took the time to sit back and enjoy her work. Pride in her work, pride in her land, pride in her home.

Marian is predeceased by her husband Gilbert and daughters Susan and Ruth. Marian is survived by her four children: Karin Weber-Gauzza, Ellen Caufield, Peter Weber, Joan Weber: her six grandchildren: Jason, Jimmy, Allana, Drew, Nathaniel and Jacob: and a great-granddaughter: Lila. She is survived by her sister Patricia Naturale and many nieces and nephews.

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”–Mother Theresa

“Some days are better, some days are worse. Look for the blessing instead of the curse. Be positive, stay strong and get enough rest. You can’t do it all but you can do your best.”–Doe Zantamata

Donations can be made in memory of her daughter Susan A. Weber to The Madlyn Borelli Multiple Sclerosis Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.

Comments

  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs Weber’s passing…..what a great and kind life she led!

  2. Barbara Jurjans

    Dear Aunt Marian, always thinking of you…always in my heart.

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