Eric Robert Weber
Eric Robert Weber was born in Wenatchee, Washington on August 28, 1954. He died on August 30, 2020 in Sumner, Washington.
Rick attended Sacred Heart School in Bellevue, Washington and O’Dea High School in Seattle. After Washington State University, Rick headed north to Alaska to work for Peter Pan Seafoods in False Pass, Alaska. Rick began fishing with his brother in law, Victor Kochuten and continued fishing in partnership with Augie Kochuten and Joseph Weber on the Christy Ann and the Scorpion. Rick and Joseph Weber fished on the boat Kelly Rae. At times he had nephews and his son as crew members. He and Nancy Shepherd raised two sons, Clancy and Lars, while living in Palmer, Alaska. Isaac Shepherd was also a valued member of the family. Rick was involved in volunteer work as an EMT for Mat-Su First Responders. He was employed as a classroom aide at the school in Palmer and awarded the “Champion of Children” award in 2009. Rick was known as a steady friend and helpful to vulnerable people.
He is predeceased by his parents, Earl and Carol Weber. Surviving are his sons Clancy and Lars Shepherd-Weber; brothers Daniel Weber (Diana) of Anchorage; Peter Weber of Steilacoom, Washington and Joseph Weber (Shannon) of Enumclaw, Washington. His sisters are Tina Davis of Twisp, Washington and Augie Kochuten of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. He has many nieces and nephews that loved him.
The arrangement for burial was by Klontz Family Funeral of Auburn, Washington and the service was September 9 at Saint Aloysius Catholic Church in Buckley, Washington with Father Clarence officiating. Rick was buried at Holy Family Krain Cemetery, Enumclaw, Washington. Rick was a member of the Chinook Tribe and remembrances may be made to The Chinook Tribe, PO Box 368, Bay Center, WA 98527.