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Richard Joseph Weiler


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 4:34pm | View PDF

Richard Joseph Weiler of Hinsdale, 82, passed away Dec. 6, 2019, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Richard was born in 1937 and raised in St. Louis, Mo., cherished son of August and Clara, nee Wagner, Weiler. His professional career spanned more than 40 years at Reading, Penn.-based Carpenter Technology Corp., where he went from inside sales to ultimately lead global sales and marketing. His career culminated with the role of executive vice president of corporate development, during which time he traveled extensively worldwide exploring new partnerships for the company.

Rich was passionate about sailing, boating, water skiing, and tennis. He also involved himself in a variety of volunteer activities including Boy Scouts of America leadership, serving on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of America and involvement on area hospital boards. Most of all, he was a devoted husband and an amazing father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Weiler, nee Huelsman; his children, Kimberly (Michael) Nordstrom, Scott (Kathy) Weiler, Lisa (Michael) McLaughlin, Teresa (Matthew) Smith and Cheryl (Herbert) Eck; his grandchildren, Ross (Caitlin) Nordstrom, Rachel (Justin) Nordstrom Fazio, Sara (Peter) Nordstrom Nielsen, Dilon, Conor, Shane and Niall McLaughlin, Andrew, Emma and Christopher Eck, Jack and Madeleine Weiler, and Allison and Caroline Smith; his great-grandchildren, Lucas Nordstrom and Jack Fazio; his brother, Donald (Peggy) Weiler; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant Street, Hinsdale.

A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.

Interment is at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Rush University Medical Center for Parkinson's disease research at or to the Parkinson's Foundation at


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