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Joseph J. Weber

March 5, 1935 — January 19, 2024

West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach - Joseph Jeffrey Weber passed away on January 19, 2024, at the age of 88. Joe was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 5, 1935, to parents Sebastian “Sam” Weber and Viktoria Schipfel Weber. He was educated in the Worcester public school system (Dix St., Lodge St., Grafton St. Jr. High School, Class of 1953). He graduated from Worcester Polytechnical Institute "With Distinction" with BS (1957) and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering (1962). He was a Certified Professional Engineer in the states of Florida and North Carolina.

 

Joe served eight years as a reserve officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps including active duty as commanding officer of the 268th Signal Construction Company.

 

He was employed as a Research Engineer by Reed Rolled Thread Die Co. in Holden, MA, where he developed the first successful die design for forming involute splines on automotive axles.

 

After two years of active military duty, Joe was employed by the early Kinefac Corp. in Holden, MA, under Howard Greis, where he developed the first numerically controlled thread grinding machine retrofitted to produce variable die configurations used for progressive forming of customer parts.

 

In 1962, Joe was employed by the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft division of United Technologies in Florida as an Experimental Test Engineer where he was awarded a patent on "Cryogenic Inspection of Rotating Turbojet Engine Parts."

 

Joe was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was elected to membership into the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

 

Following his engineering career, in September 1987, Joe took early retirement from Pratt & Whitney and along with his wife, Joyce, they started dividing their time every year between their West Palm Beach residence and their summer home in the beautiful mountains in Edneyville, NC where they became property owners in 1974. It was there that Joe designed and built a radon abatement system to eliminate 98% of harmful radiation from household well water.

 

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce Goodson Weber; Nephews Robert Babinski, Edward Babinski, Mark Ferguson and Nieces Doreen Seymour and Joan Babinski; Brother-in-law Chester Babinski (Age 102 years); and Joe's Best Man and lifelong friend, Jack Marino.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Helen Ferguson and Anna Babinski; and furry friends: Sam, London, Elmer and Doodles

 

Joe was blessed to have had wonderful, caring neighbors in Edneyville, NC and in West Palm Beach, FL on Patricia Drive. He was a quiet guy who said very little, but when faced with a challenge, he could make things happen successfully.

 

There will be a service at Holy Name Catholic Church at a later date.

There will be no formal visitation or burial site service.

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