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John Weber

1939 - 2013

Updated Tuesday January 7, 2014 by Kitchener Sports Association.

Obituary - Unfortunately, John passed away on October 7, 2013. The sports community misses his presence and numerous contributions.  The Record obituary.

PHOTO (l-r): Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran, John & Donna Weber, Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr at the Mayors' Dinner - April 4, 2009.  John and Donna were honoured at the event for their volunteer work and contributions to  the local community.

 

John Weber was born in Kitchener in 1939. Through his volunteerism in the sporting community, Weber has been a sports builder in Waterloo Region.

Weber received the Special Achievement Award in 1999 from the Province of Ontario for his contributions to amateur baseball. He served as President of several sport organizations: Kitchener Minor Baseball; the Kitchener Sports Association; and the Inter County Baseball Association. Weber was selected as Kitchener Minor Baseball's Volunteer of the Year in 1992. In 2002, along with his wife Donna, John received the Queen’s Gold Medal Jubilee Award from the Government of Canada for service to country and community. In 2009, John and Donna were honoured at the Mayors' Dinner by the mayors of Kitchener and Waterloo.

Weber served in an executive capacity with the Kitchener Panthers Baseball Club for forty years. He managed championship baseball teams at the Peewee, Bantam, Midget and Junior levels and played on Midget and Junior Championship Teams. From 1995 to 2000, Weber chaired the National Junior Baseball Championships held in Kitchener.

Weber played football and baseball at Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio. He was a two-time all conference fullback and in 1989 he was inducted into the Bluffton College Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements in football, baseball and community Service in Kitchener, Ontario.

John and his wife Donna had three children, Deborah, David and John-Michael.




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