Eugene Martin Weber CMSgt USAF (Ret)

Eugene Martin Weber CMSgt USAF (Ret)

June 9, 1932 – May 12, 2022

Age 89

Eugene served 31 years in the Air Force and a total of 50 years as a military weatherman and civilian government service employee.  He had numerous articles published by the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Digest.

A Korean and Vietnam veteran, Eugene was chief of Forecaster Studies, and Aerospace Sciences Division 3d Weather Wing at Offutt Air Force Base.  He was the chapter’s corresponding secretary of the American Meteorological Society.

His expertise in weather forecasting saved the military millions from storm damage.  Therefore, he conducted numerous seminars including five days at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, and WOWT/Channel 6 in Omaha, Nebraska. Eugene had close ties with TV weatherman Jim Flowers.

Often he received requests for his publications from numerous university professors and foreign weathermen. His publications include major Midwest snowstorms, satellite interpretation, freezing precipitation, spring, summer and winter regimes.

Eugene received many awards including the Charles E. Mitchell Award in January of 2002, and the Merewether Air Weather Service Award in 1976, 1978, 1986.  A 60 year Kansas City fan, Eugene was a lifelong stamp collector, a 65+ year bowler including ABC and USBC leagues, and a bowling secretary.  He was also a lifelong member of the VFW.  In his later years he battled dementia and heart problems.

Preceded in death by his parents George and Ethel Mae Weber;  siblings JoAnn Lyons, George “Georgie” Weber, and David Weber; son Gary Weber; grandson Joseph Hollars.

Survived by his wife of 68 years Doris; children Eugene J. Weber, Teresa Hollars (Walt), Kenneth Weber, Mary Ann Lepper (Nathan), and Nancy M. Phelps (Dan); 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation:  Monday, May 16, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Service:  Tuesday, May 17, 4:30 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel.

To view a live broadcast of the service, please click the link below:

https://boxcast.tv/view/eugene-m-weber-xrd1cfe0oiupt9juhfm7

Military Honors:  Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard

Memorials:  Ursuline Mother House, 3115 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  • Dan and Kim Lyons Posted May 15, 2022 11:10 am

    We’re very sorry for your loss Aunt Doris,
    Kim and I will keep you and your family in our prayers
    Uncle Gene was a loving and caring family man and will be missed by all.
    Love Dan and Kim Lyons.

  • John Lyons Posted May 15, 2022 6:18 pm

    Aunt Doris, so sorry for your loss. Uncle Gene was always so fun to be around and he was so good to me and my family. He will always be in my heart. My prayers for you and your family. Love John and Karen.

  • Ricky Keil Posted May 16, 2022 5:52 pm

    Words cannot describe what I think of Gene. He was a leader and mentor to me and was truly caring to those around him, striving to bring the excellence out in everyone he touched. I remember bowling with him as well, always with a smile or a quip. I will miss him.

  • Michael R. Gottschall Posted May 16, 2022 7:32 pm

    Chief you were my friend and mentor. Your knowledge and love of weather will live on in your writings and all of us you mentored! RIP in the arms of our Lord!

  • Teresa Hollars Posted May 23, 2022 9:53 am

    Daddy, I love you so very much ❤. I have so many special memories to hold close to my heart. When we would arrive at your new PCS assignments, you would proudly take us to new work area. You followed the Catholic teachings and gave me my Catholic faith which has always will carry me through my life until I see you again. With so much love, daughter #1.

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