Robert Stoddard Weiss died on December 3, 2012 peacefully at his home in Oak Bluffs after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 81 years of age. Robert was married to Sylvia L. (Day) Weiss for fifty-four years and they enjoyed their time together by traveling the world. Robert was born in Rockville Centre in New York on October 26, 1931 and grew up in Freeport on Long Island. He was the son of Herman R. Weiss and Marjorie Marie (Johnson) Weiss. After graduating high school and receiving his associate's degree in animal husbandry he was drafted in to the Army during the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1954. Upon returning to the United States he trained and obtained his pilot's license in 1956. He was flying for Northeast Airline which was subsequently taken over by Delta Airlines in the 1970's for whom he flew for until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge in Bethel, CT. He lived between Hobe Sound, FL in the winters and Martha's Vineyard in the summers where he was a licensed Coast Guard captain and held fishing charters on his boat Summer's Lease. Robert enjoyed gardening, fishing and was known to always lend a hand to help fix just about anything and to give back. He and Sylvia traveled extensively and lived in numerous parts of the world. Robert is survived by his wife; two sons, Richard of Ridgefield, CT and Stephen of Darien, CT; and three grandchildren, Taylor-Lynn Weiss, Kenny and Robert Weiss. His funeral service will be private. Donations may be made in his memory to the Animal Shelter, PO Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Please visit www.cccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.
.Published in News Times on December 14, 2012
From: carol Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 3:26 PM Subject: passing of ORD NEA/DL Capt. Bob Weiss , age 81
~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. Robert S. Weiss
October 26, 1931 ~ December 3, 2012
Word has been received with the passing of NEA/DL retired pilot Captain Robert S. ‘Bob’ Weiss, age 81. Captain Weiss hired on with Northeast first in January 1956, pilot rosters reflect a seniority date 08-05-1957/10-23-1957, and he retired with Delta 09-01-1983, based ORD. I believe Captain Weiss is survived by his wife Sylvia and that personal condolences may be sent to
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