Dr. William A. Weber

* November 16, 1918, New York City – † March 18, 2020 Longmont, CO

William A. Weber
(Photo: Weber Family Archive)

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing at the age of 101 of our dearly loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather – Dr. William Alfred Weber. He passed away on March 18, 2020 peacefully in his sleep with family present at the TRU Community Care Hospice of the Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado, while recovering from a recent fall. His final views through his windows were of his beloved Rocky Mountains, including a panorama view of the Indian and Long’s Peaks.

Dr. Weber leaves a rich and lasting legacy, both personal and professional. His family, friends and colleagues the world over will dearly miss him. His infectious, child-like curiosity and speculations over the workings and wonders of nature have been an inspiration to all who knew him. His eclectic knowledge and storytelling abilities were astounding. His wide and deep scientific knowledge and works, encompassing lichenology, bryology, and vascular plants, will continue to inspire botanists for years to come.

This website will be maintained and expanded as a lasting memorial to Dr. Weber’s memory and work. Our journal Acta Botanica Weberi will continue to issue Dr. Weber’s hitherto unpublished and unfinished writings. The latest issue of Acta Botanica Weberi, ABW3 Philonotis in Colorado, has just been published today – Dr. Weber was still able to contribute final touches to this issue, but regrettably could not see its publication. This is thus the first posthumous issue.

Anyone who wishes to post their memories of Dr. Weber may do so here: Obituary.