Richard Ardle Weller


Richard Ardle Weller

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 2 Aug 2013 (aged 73)
Darnestown, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row M, Lot 13 Upper, Site 5
Memorial ID 116444534 View Source

- Frank Harlow Weller [1913-1972]
- Amelita Victoria (Alfaro) Weller [1917-2005]

Married Joan (Lepick) Weller in 1967

- Sharon Weller
- Lauren Weller Gonzalez

U.S. Marine Corps - 1963-1969

The Washington Post - August 3, 2013

Of Darnestown, MD, died August 2, 2013 after a valiant battle against lung cancer.

Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Wheaton and Potomac, MD, attended Bullis and Landon Schools, served in the Marine Corps Reserve 1963-1969, attended Tufts University, and graduated from American University in 1966 with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1967, he married his college sweetheart Joan Lepick, and in 1973 obtained his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland. After a 34-year career at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he retired at 70 to enjoy his favorite pastimes: fine woodworking, gardening, investing, collecting antique guns, and spending time with family and friends.

Son of the late Amelita Alfaro and Frank H. Weller; brother of he late Frank H. Weller, Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife Joan; loving children, Sharon, Lauren Gonzalez (Christian); grandson Richard; sister Victoria Weller Crawford (Skip); sister-in-law Dorothy Callahan; nieces Camille Finley (Fritz) and Eleanor Antonietti (Pascal); nephew Kelly Callahan; and many dear cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's & Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Mass Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, 14139 Seneca Road, Germantown, MD, followed by interment at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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