John Donald Weber, PhD transitioned peacefully on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021 at home with his family after a long battle with prostate cancer and dementia. Donald was born on November 1, 1934 in Baytree, Louisiana to the late William Richardson Weber and Marie Albertha Holmes. He was educated in New Orleans Catholic schools: Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, Xavier Preparatory and Xavier University of New Orleans. After military service in the US Army as a radio repairman, he attended Notre Dame University in Indiana earned a Masters Degree in Chemistry and returned to New Orleans and taught General Chemistry at Southern University New Orleans where he met the love of his life Lois Marie Rocque.
Donald and his wife moved to the District of Columbia in 1962 where he was hired by the Food & Drug Administration as an Analytical Chemist. He later transferred to the Department of Agriculture and served as a Supervisory Research Chemist and Consumer Safety Officer. After retirement, Donald taught at Montgomery County Community College, Georgetown University, and Archbishop Carroll High School.
He is preceded in death by his parents William and Albertha; his sisters Gloria and Doris Mae; his brothers William Jr., Henry and his identical twin Joseph Ronald.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 58 years Lois; his sons Michael and Nathan; his granddaughters Jordan and Sydney; his grandson Quincy; his sister-in-law Roxana; and a host of nieces and nephews and their families.
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