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Richard J. Weiler

December 6, 2019

Burial Date: December 16, 2019

Richard Joseph Weiler, of Hinsdale, Illinois, died Dec. 6 at age 82, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Richard was born and raised in St. Louis in 1937, cherished son to the late August and Clara (Wagner) Weiler.

His professional career spanned over 40 years at Reading, Pennsylvania-based Carpenter Technology Corporation, 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, waterskiing 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 Clubs of America and on area hospital boards.

Most of all, he was a devoted husband and an amazing father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed.

Beloved husband of Mary Jo Weiler, nee Huelsman; loving father of Kimberly (Michael) Nordstrom, Scott (Kathy) Weiler, Lisa (Michael) McLaughlin, Teresa (Matthew) Smith and Cheryl (Herbert) Eck; dear grandfather of 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; great-grandfather of Lucas Nordstrom and Jack Fazio; fond brother of Donald (Peggy) Weiler; uncle and friend to many.

Visitation was held Dec. 15 at Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale. A funeral with mass was held Dec. 16 at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church. Interment at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Rush University Medical Center for Parkinson’s disease research at, or to the Parkinson’s Foundation at

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