OBITUARY

Richard Scott Weiss

November 17, 1958May 3, 2019
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Richard Scott Weiss, 60, of Houston passed away May 3, 2019. He was born November 17, 1958 in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School {Houston} in 1976 and Texas State University {San Marcos} 1980 with BA in Journalism.

He was employed by Deloitte as LAN Manager 1981-1991 and IT Director with Baker Ripley {formerly Neighborhood Centers} 1991 to the present. Richard loved sports played basketball and golf in his spare time. Passionately supported his Houston teams which included, the Texans, the Astros, and the Rockets.

He was preceded in death by his father Daniel Richard Weiss. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Cynthia {Cindy} Weiss, mother Betty Ann Weiss, sisters Laurie Schwartz {James Jr.} and Susan Scates {Paul}, nieces Anna Eady {Wells}, Mandy Phillips {Grady}, and nephew James Schwartz III {Catherine}.

A celebration of life is planned for Friday May 24, 2019 at 2pm at Brookside Funeral Home - Cypress Creek, Houston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Houston Humane Society or MD Anderson.

Services

24 May

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek

9149 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77095

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TOM ROGERS

May 21, 2019

I regret not being able to attend services this Friday and sharing stories, memories and time with his family and other friends. Richard was one of our running buddies growing up in Walnut Bend. He always had that more mature look and early beard which attracted the girls. Fresh faced Billy Burns and I were just trying to keep up with him much of the time. Richard drove us to football practice for 2-a-days in August and always had a smile on his face and a jovial demeanor. I remember visiting him at college one weekend in San Marcos. He loved that time in the Hill Country and on the river. On one occasion, he decided to jump off one of the very tall nearby cliffs and landed a ‘preacher seat’. He had black and blue hamstrings for a week. While we only saw each other at a few high school reunions over the years, it still feels like yesterday we were driving the town. My love and sympathy goes out to his family and friends and know that he was loved and appreciated by each of us.

Tywannia Thompson

May 13, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Weiss family. Though we mourn his loss, we also celebrate the life he lived and the legacy he left in his family and friends. Richard was an incredible colleague who always had a smile or a joke for everyone he encountered. There was never a time I saw Richard that I didn't end up laughing from something he said. He will truly be missed.

Heidi Blackwell

May 8, 2019

My sincerest condolences to Richard's wife and family. May time heal your wounds quickly and remind you of the happy moments you shared. Although I didn't know Richard for very long, I did get to know him well enough to determine he was a very intelligent man who was also very dynamic, friendly and funny. I will miss his smiles and loud booming voice, especially when I heard it coming over the intercom late at night singing and D-Jaying the music he was providing us. Rest in Peace Richard, we will miss you, but you will never be forgotten.

Jeanine Cepon-Geier

May 8, 2019

I always felt we would be celebrating Richards retirement at BakerRipley. Definately taken from us way to soon but so grateful to have known him. He was such a wonderful individual, very knowledgeable and great leader for our IT department. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. I know now he will be sailing in the heavens and still taking care of our servers here at BakerRipley.

Regards
Jeanine Cepon-Geier

Melissa Frank

May 8, 2019

I don't have this great event or memorable moment to share, just how you always made me smile and feel apart of the NCI, now BakerRipley family. We started working together in 1997 at NCI, then I moved on to another employer only to return to NCI in 2013 and you remembered me after all those years! You always made me smile and felt a warm welcome every time I saw you. I'm so sad you are not here to pass by and put a smile on my face, but I will forever feel your warm presence in my heart.

“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”

Freyah Richard

May 8, 2019

My condolences to the Weiss family. I worked with Richard at Neighborhood Centers and he was always polite and cheerful. I am saddened to hear the news. My prayers are with you all.

Bill Burns

May 7, 2019

Rich, Will never forget how great it was growing up with you on Inwood in Walnut Bend. Went into the old neighborhood last month and down our old street. We played touch football every Sunday in the front yard, we made our own baseball fields in the vacant area west and north. We rode 10 speed and banana seat bikes. We set off fireworks in the street. We won the 1971 Memorial Ashford Football Championship with the Oilers - going undefeated. Glad that Coach Wellborn taught us how to play in the fourth quarter just like Bear Bryant taught him and Coach Widener kept us believing. Good life lessons. We won district on the Robert E. Lee JV team in 1974. We went barefoot down the block and to the pool all summer long. Who needed any shoes anyway? We drank a lot of beer and listened to a lot of music. Got in some trouble and lived the life. I can not hear Free Bird or Give me three steps, Curtis Lowe, Simple Man, Sweet Home Alabama, Pure Prairie League, or Marshall Tucker without thinking about you and our teenage years. (Heh one of the only concerts I ever went to) Congrats on now being a Free Bird now with your own wings. What a great life we had growing up. These young kids growing up now should be so lucky. You will always be a winner and a champion. God bless you and say hello to your dad and Willie and Marcia for me . I am sure they are hosting a welcoming party in heaven for you. I wont be there in Houston on the 24th to give you the honor you deserve as I will be traveling, but I will say a prayer for you in Rome on the 24th and light a cancel. Billy Burns

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