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Richard "Dick" Weiland, age 85, born 30 November 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Albert Aloysius Weiland Sr. and Amelia Clara (Reckinger) Weiland, died at home in Aurora, CO, on 24 April 2017. He is survived by his former wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Louise (Johns) Weiland of Denver, CO, his two sons Richard Weiland Jr. of Houston, TX, Paul Weiland of Grand Junction, CO, his daughter, Carrie Kilian of Denver, CO, and six grandchildren: Joel, Noelle, Grace, Christian, Anna, and Diana.
Dick was preceded in death by his nine siblings: twin brothers, Edward A. Weiland (1915 - 1995), Albert A. Weiland Jr. (1915 - 2002), Robert James Weiland (1921 - 2005), Kenneth J. Weiland (1923 - 2009), sisters Gladys A. Wayne (1917 - 1993), Marie Consula (1919 - 2010), Alice M. Nies Sippy (1925 - 2011), Dorthy Mae Cornelius Saulnier (1927 - 2005), and his twin brother Ronald Thomas Weiland (1931 - 2014).
He and Ron joined the U.S. Army to support the Korean War effort. After four years of service and an Honorable Discharge, Dick attended Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, before transferring to the University of Colorado in Boulder to study pharmacy. Spending his career years in the Denver Metropolitan area, he worked as a pharmacist, small business owner and manager, taxi driver, and bus driver. Once retired, Dick traveled the world, often spending months abroad, reading and photographing his travels. However, he chose to be buried next to family members in Conneaut Lake, PA, where they spent many summers away from Pittsburgh and where many family members lived.
Dick will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A service in his honor will be held at Our Queen Lady of America Church in Conneaut Lake at a later date, details forthcoming.
Published on May 9, 2017
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