On March 7, 2024 we lost James Edward Weber unexpectedly at his home in Parma Heights, Ohio from a pulmonary embolism. James was born December 1, 1975 in Cleveland and adopted by his loving parents Paul & Joan Weber, both deceased. He grew up in Rocky River, Ohio, playing with his younger sister and his friends. He was a talented and skilled pianist and saxophonist. In adulthood he traveled and had many happy years in Ocracoke, NC and Portland, OR, before returning to Ohio.

Jim loved helping his friends, cooking for them, debating philosophy, and binge-watching the next great show while endlessly dissecting and debating it with them. He had a curious mind, a clever wit, and an appreciation of the absurd. Jim had a wonderful charisma, whether he realized it or not, that was immediately present any time he entered a room. He was a person who, upon meeting, you wanted to get to know better.

He was entrepreneurial and creative – he anticipated Uber Eats by more than a decade with his “Take-Out Taxi” business in Ocracoke. In 2006, he brought dancers together to recreate the Thriller performance for the first time in Portland, OR. He ran his own electrical company in Cleveland for years, especially enjoying some of the more historic homes he worked on, including a particularly lovely mansion in Ohio City. Jim was thrilled to welcome his son to the world 12 years ago and being Hunter’s dad quickly became the most important thing to him. He is greatly missed.

Jim is survived by Hunter, beloved son age 12; Hunter’s mother Heather Rezek, of Brook Park, Ohio; sister Jennifer Weber Swingle (Matt Swingle) of Rocky River; aunt Miriam Weber Brown, Columbus; and Uncle Dale E. Weber, Lake Mary, FL (Pat Weber).

Deceased but not forgotten: Grandparents, Pastor & Mrs. Walter E. Weber and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Evancho.

Please join us for Jim’s Celebration of Life April 13, 2024 at 4 pm at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to a GoFundMe that is raising money for Hunter: https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-in-memory-of-jim-weber?utm_campaign=p_cp+fundraiser-sidebar&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

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  1. Virginia Huenniger April 8, 2024 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    So sorry to learn of the untimely death of Jim Weber. He was the adopted son of my first cousin Paul Weber and wife Joan. Unfortunately I never got to know this talented young man. May the shared memories of family and close friends bring comfort and peace to your hearts for years to come. Virginia Huenniger (nee) Sommer

  2. Julie Smith April 10, 2024 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear this! So unexpected my heart and prayers go out to you❤️❤️🥲😇

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