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Gerald E. "Jerry" Weber

February 7, 1962 December 12, 2019
Gerald E. "Jerry" Weber
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Gerald E. "Jerry" Weber, age 57, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2005, formerly of Chicago and Orland Park, IL, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his home. He was born February 7, 1962 in Chicago.

Beloved husband of Linda J. Weber (nee Luzan), whom he married June 6, 1987, loving father of Dr. Matthew Weber, Jennifer Weber, Alyssa (Joseph) Zolper and Garrett Weber, devoted son of the late Richard and Lois (nee Seeling) Weber, dear brother of Barbara (Steve) Kempf, Jeff (Lexi) Weber, Catherine (Michael) Cassarella and Richard (Pamela) Weber, brother-in-law of Kevin (Laura) Luzan, fond nephew, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Jerry grew up on Chicago's North Side and was a 1980 graduate of Lane Tech High School where he excelled at baseball. He earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) while pitching for UIC's baseball team.  
Jerry began his career working for Commonwealth Edison and later, Midwest Generation and was currently employed as a technical consultant for power generation with OSIsoft, LLC in San Leandro, CA.

Jerry was awarded an ASME Fellow, a membership grade of distinction in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the highest honor one can receive from the society. He was the chairman of multiple committees including the Heat Exchanger and Power Test Code Committees. He enjoyed presenting at conferences and was well known as a talented public speaker. Not only did he author and present many recognized publications, but was known as an accomplished and knowledgeable instructor in the power industry.

While his children were growing up, Jerry coached them in baseball, softball, and soccer. Whether he was on the sidelines coaching or in the bleachers, he would cheer on his children and tell them win or lose, “I’m your biggest fan”. While his kids were growing up, going through school or their careers, Jerry made sure to give them strength and wisdom by always saying how much he believed in them, even when they couldn’t believe in themselves. As kids, he enjoyed helping them with mathematics. His kids knew that they would be unable to leave the kitchen table until they received 100% on one of his meticulously constructed “word problems”. He enjoyed attending Illini football games, playing golf, watching action movies and eating ice cream, especially hot fudge sundaes. He loved spending time at his lake house near Fox Lake, IL. He enjoyed driving as captain of his boat, finding peace and serenity being out on the water even if it made Linda worry he was going to drive into one of their neighbor’s piers.

Without question, Jerry could “jerry-rig” anything that needed fixing around the house. Whenever something broke, he was the first mechanic to call. He found pride in his ability to show others his construction projects including their lake house and basements in both Orland Park and Naperville. In his free time, he enjoyed sitting in the basement, watching movies with his family, of course with a big bag of salty popcorn, or going to the theatre down the street only if one of them agreed to “spend quality time with dad”.

Besides his family, Jerry had a lifelong passion for his Chicago Cubs that began as a youth on Chicago's North Side purchasing bleacher tickets for 50 cents. He would never pass up a chance to go see “his Cubbies” play the ball game whether they were winning or losing. In 2016, he was elated to watch them win the World Series.

He was also a strong man of faith and raised his children to live and love God. He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville.

Above all, Jerry was a devoted husband and father who loved his wife and four children more than anything. He was a selfless person who would always put others, especially his family, before himself. He went through each day without regrets by making sure each time one of his kids were around he would put his arm around their shoulders, pull them close and whisper in their ear “you know, I love you”. Whenever one of them was upset, he always knew how to make light of any situation by telling a silly “dad joke”. He proved that he could be “sharper than a marble”. All goofiness aside, he was an extremely gentle and caring man and loved by all those whose lives’ he touched.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 16, 2019, 3:00-9:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Services will begin Tuesday, December 17, 10:30 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's memory would be appreciated to help with the college education of his son, Garrett.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

16

Dec

3:00 PM 12/16/2019 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12/16/2019 9:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

17

Dec

11:00 AM 12/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

36 N. Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL 60540

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
36 N. Ellsworth Street Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 IL
United States
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