Fred Weber, 86, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sept. 12, 2013, in Shelburne. Carol Palombo Weber, Fred’s only daughter, was Fred’s closest companion. Fred made wonderful relationships with a number of Vermont’s residents, including Andrea Shapiro and Dennis Beauregard. Frederick Reuel Weber was born on Oct. 7, 1926, to Reuel Carl Louis Weber and Synnove Christine Hansen Weber of Milton, Mass. Fred served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1947. Fred graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1951. He joined the Dorr Company, of Westport, Conn., in 1954. Fred retired in 1988 as a senior product consultant at Dorr-Oliver, Inc., a successor to the Dorr Company. Fred enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Europe, listening to swing music and preparing and eating fine cuisine. Professionally, he traveled extensively in the U.S., Caribbean, South America, and Asia in the 1950’s and 1960’s, helping to manage the construction of water purification plants for industries and countries. His personal travels took him to Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, France and Italy. Fred is survived by his children Dr. Stephen G. Weber of Allison Park, Pa., Jeffrey A. Weber of Portland, Ore., Carol W. Palombo of Essex Junction, Mark F. Weber of Carlsbad, Calif., Douglas J. Weber of Westport, Conn., and Thomas R. Weber of Bronxville, N.Y. Fred is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A family service will be held in Orleans, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s name to “Friends of the Captains,” 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster, MA 02631.