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South Whitehall Public Works Director James Weber Died Thursday

He long served South Whitehall, including as acting township manager last year.

South Whitehall's longtime Public Works Director James H. Weber, who is credited with maintaining the township's picturesque park system in summer as well as keeping township roads clear in winter, has died.

Township Manager Jon Hammer notified township employees in an email.

Weber, who also filled in as acting township manager last year as commissioners conducted a search, died early Thursday.

"Jim will be sorely missed," Hammer said. "In many ways he was South Whitehall Township, and his legacy will remain in the beauty of our park system, which he worked so hard to build. 

"South Whitehall Township owes a lot to Jim.  He was a gentleman in every sense of the word, and I’ll never forget, and will forever be grateful to, his kindness to me and my family when I started here as township manager. 

Weber started working for South Whitehall on Aug. 19, 1974. He became public works director on May 4, 1998.  

"He touched so many lives in such a positive way," Hammer said. "Our prayers are with his family at this time. “

Brian Hite July 29, 2011 at 09:26 PM
My condolences to the Weber family, friends and co-workers at South Whitehall. Jim was always willing to do whatever it took for the township even being interim Township manager in 2010. When I had an issue with a Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge near my home, Jim went above and beyond to get the problem rectified as well as following up with me promptly. A good man with a passion for enhancing the township, especially the park system he will definitely be missed by all the township residents.

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