Grace College & Seminary Mourns Passing of Henry Weber
Grace College & Seminary faculty and staff extend sympathies to the family of Henry Weber, who passed away on Saturday, May 3, in Manheim, PA. Henry had fallen at home a week earlier and was in a rehab facility. He was 93.
Henry and his wife, Frances, meant a great deal to Grace. Their generous donations have assisted the college with Westminster Hall, institutional and student financial aid endowment, Indiana Hall, and the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center. Their recent donation to establish the Weber Schools in Indianapolis, Detroit, and Ft. Wayne has had an invaluable impact on many students already: Grace will honor their first graduates from the Weber Schools on May 10th. The Webers believed that a quality biblical education is priceless, and they wanted to help make that possible for more students through their donations to the college.
Henry served for on the Grace Board of Trustees for 16 years (from 1995-2011). Frances preceded him in death in 2010. They were the parents of five children. Henry’s sweet spirit, sense of humor, and love for flying and Scrabble will long be remembered on the Grace campus.
“What the Webers began is now reaching out to generations of students to come,” said Ron Manahan, former Grace president. “Not too many months ago Henry said to me, ‘The Weber School might be the greatest outreach my life will have.’ God alone knows how far the life of Henry Weber will reach because of his care for students.”
Services were held Sunday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m. at the Grace Brethren Church located at 501 West Lincoln Avenue, Lititz, PA. There was a fellowship / viewing time from 1:30-3:30 p.m. prior to the service.