Richard A. Weak

Richard A. Weak

January 31, 1934 – June 10, 2020


Age 86.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Richard born in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Marilyn; parents, Orie and Pearl; sister, Shirley; and granddaughter, Emily Lighthart Allen.  Survived by children: Michael, Patrick, Jann Lighthart (David) and Steven (Theresa); grandchildren: Carlyn Kirwin, Lisa Alzamora (Dante), Theodore Weak (Kynie), Daniel Weak and Nicholas Weak; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Weak (Becky); brother-in-law, James Rotella (Becky); many nieces and nephews.

Richard was employed with United Airlines for 39 years.  He remained active in the retirement club until his death.  His work afforded him the opportunity to live around the country and to travel the world with Marilyn for the 62 years they were married before she passed and they had great adventures.

He enjoyed garage sales, auctions, antiques and finding a good deal.  Generosity was his greatest gift.  No one visited him without taking something home.  He never went to see anyone without bringing a treasure for them.

He was a wonderful man who’s giving spirit will not be forgotten by anyone who was blessed to know him.

Private Family Service: Monday, June 15th at 11am.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to a charity of your choice.


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  • Steve Peek Posted June 11, 2020 6:28 am

    Dick was one of the finest men I ever worked for in my career with United Airlines. Even though we haven’t kept in touch, I know I will miss him.

  • Anthony Sortino Posted June 11, 2020 8:44 am

    We have lost a friend and a truly caring person, who always was there to help and give his time for others. We have lost another soul of the the old United Airlines that made it what it was in days past. I was fortunate to have called Dick a friend and someone that I worked with side by side. He will truly be missed. Always had a smile on his face and a hand to help.

  • Jamie and sherry chandler Posted June 11, 2020 9:18 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Rich. We always enjoyed visiting with Rich and Marilyn. Such kind hearted people who genuinely loved family. They were both so good to Joyce and we knew how much they loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Richard Szablowski Posted June 11, 2020 11:24 am

    Rich was a class act and one of the finest gentlemen I’ve met. My condolences to the family.

  • Margaret Silvestrini Posted June 12, 2020 6:25 am

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to Jan and the family.

  • Diane (Gigliotti) and John Shymanski Posted June 12, 2020 9:23 am

    Dear Mike, Pat, Jann Marie, and Steve,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I have so many great memories of your family when you lived on 25th St and attended St. Ann’s parish. I loved babysitting for you and sharing so many happy moments with your family and your grandma Mildred. I know Rich is happy now that he is united with Marilyn; they were such a devoted couple. Our thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you. Love, Dede and John

  • Laraine Gruber Harris Posted June 12, 2020 10:48 am

    Prayers to all of the family from all of us during this time.

  • Patrick & Teri Lighthart Posted June 13, 2020 8:18 am

    We are so sadden by the passing of your Father. Please rest in knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Steven Weak Posted June 13, 2020 9:02 am

    To Dad,

    You were a loving husband, great provider, and a wonderful father to us kids. You were kind to all and loved to be around children. From you I learned about life, mechanics, electronics, careers and being a dad. You were strict but fair and a great practical joker. Through your long career with United, you showed us all about work ethic and dedication and your phenomenal problem-solving skills. You brought pleasure to others by hosting great events with Mom or bringing gifts to people when you went to see them. You would also seek out what people asked for (or what you thought they needed) to give it to them and see them smile. You loved to make people smile and laugh.

    We will all miss you very much and are happy you and Mom are back together.

    Your Son, Steven

    • Raydelle Meehan Posted June 29, 2020 8:28 pm

      Dear Steven and Weak family, it is with great sadness that I read of your dear Dad’s death. Our family bought your home on 25 Street. It was the happiest time of my life. Your parents were always so kind and your dear grandmother Mildred, “Tella”. Everything you wrote about them was true. They had a wonderful life together. While this is one of the saddest times of your lives, take great comfort that they are with each other. You were blessed to be their children.

  • Laura Harrison Pribyl Posted June 15, 2020 10:15 am

    So sorry to hear of Dick’s death! He and Marilyn were such good friends of mom and dads (Bill and Mel Harrison) It’s the passing of a wonderful generation!

  • Anthony Gigliotti Posted June 18, 2020 8:27 pm

    When I was a young child, I had the pleasure to live next door to Rich,Marilyn & Family.
    I had an obsession with aircraft (still do) & United Airlines. As a child, my Dad would take me down to Airport to watch planes. MANY times Rich would see me & take me inside of the planes & jetways. He was extremely kind & a very generous man.
    Years later, as an adult man, Rich found out I was a collector of “Goodyear Airships.” When Rich found this out, he sent me a collectible die cast model of the Goodyear Blimp that was a collectors item as it was branded for the Lincoln, Nebraska Plant. This is the generous & kind way that Rich lived his life!
    Here’s to you, Rich! Every time I see a jetliner in the sky, I will think of you!

  • Anthony Gigliotti Posted June 18, 2020 8:41 pm

    As a child, I lived next door to Rich, Marylin & Family. My condolences on the loss of this generous man. Being an “aviation nut” as a child & still today, many times when I was a child, Rich would take me into the jetways & planes. A few years back he sent me a diecast Goodyear Blimp that was a special edition for the Lincoln Plant. That is the generous man he was! Every time I see a jetliner in the sky I will think of him!

  • Anthony Gigliotti Posted June 18, 2020 8:50 pm

    My heartfelt sympathies to the entire family.
    As a child & as an adult, I have always been an aviation fan. Since Rich was my neighbor, many times on my airport visits he would take me into the jets & jetways. Years later, he found out I collected Goodyear Airships & set me a diecast model branded special for the Lincoln Plant. Rich was very kind, generous & every time I see a jetliner fly over, I will think of him!

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