NEWSLINE: HOMER W. WELLER, FOUNDER OF ROLLING ROCK BUILDING STONE, INC., IS REMEMBERED . . .

Homer W. Weller, 75, of Boyertown, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, as a result of a battle with an acute form of leukemia, which was diagnosed January 10. He was the husband of Betty Mae (Krause) Weller, and they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary last June. Born in Boyertown on March 18, 1930, he was the son of the late Leroy and Annie Weller.

In addition to his wife, survivors are: sons, Gary Weller and wife Kimberly; Arnold Weller and wife Julia; daughter, Debra Shabrach and husband Richard; six grandchildren, Eric Weller, Lydia Shabrach, Ryan Shabrach, Andrew Weller, Emily Weller and Rebecca Weller.

As founder of Rolling Rock Building Stone, Inc. in 1955, Mr. Weller was consistently an inspiration and driving force for the family business. A statement from the family and employees of Rolling Rock Building Stone, Inc. reads as follows:

He set the example and proved eager to seek out and invest in new ideas and technology to promote both growth and efficiency. Currently all of his children are employed in the family business, as well as his son-in-law Richard, daughter-in-law Kimberly, and his eldest grandson Eric.

Generally speaking, Homer did not have hobbies occupy his time. Next to his love and dedication to his family and his faith, Homer's true passion in life was his desire and ability to work with stone,” the statement continued. “He took great pride in splitting and shaping stones using the most basic hand tools for the sheer satisfaction and pride of seeing the finished product. Until January 2006, it was common for Homer to work 50 hours or more per week. Of course he never really considered this work, but a labor of love. Homer had the ultimate satisfaction of taking part in the 50th Anniversary celebration of Rolling Rock Building Stone in October 2005.

The spirit he displayed in his work ethic and his love for stone shall continue to live on in all of us who enjoy our industry and take pride in working with natural stone. He can be seen in his true element on our home page at www.rollrock.com.

Homer will be dearly missed.



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