"Bud" Howard Frederick Weber

May 28, 1938January 4, 2021

Howard F. “Bud” Weber (LTC USAR, Ret.)

Howard F. “Bud” Weber, beloved husband of Judy Duda since May, 2015, passed away on January 4, 2021 from complications of Covid-19.

Born as their youngest child to Howard H. Weber and Dorothy M. Pheil on May 28,1938 in Buffalo, NY, Bud was preceded in death by his three siblings, Wayne, Marilyn and Paul.

Although he dreamed of a career as an architect and began his education at U of CO, Boulder, his life took a dramatic turn and he ensued on what would be more than a twenty-year career with the U.S. Army. He retired in 1981 as a Lieutenant Colonel, after serving with great distinction in Field Artillery with the First Cavalry in Viet Nam, Korea and Germany, as well as fulfilling many domestic assignments in Personnel Progress Management in later years.

Having also earned an MA in Management, Bud created a consultancy firm, after his final Army assignment at McDill AFB. Wellness Circle, Inc. was involved in the initial planning of the Crosby Wellness Center in Winter Park and inspired his family’s relocation to the Orlando area. After yet another career in real estate, Bud finally retired and resided in Greenbriar at Tuskawilla for several decades. As a private citizen, he continued to be involved in causes that would make a difference in his local and larger community, serving for a time as Executive Director of Orlando Urban Service Corps, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide education, job training and life skills for “at risk” youth in the Parramore area.

Bud’s concern for the betterment of his community, for the welfare of youth and also his deep passion for the perpetuation of the cultural arts fueled his resolve to continue to be involved in “making good things happen” wherever his skills were needed.

Consequently, he will be remembered by many organizations, including the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Central Florida and St. Luke’s Concert Series for his loyal and generous support.

Bud was an active and grateful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oviedo, which he credited with helping him to become closer to his Savior, Jesus Christ, than ever before in his life. His blossoming faith was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Bud Weber is survived by his three sons, Paul (Megan), John (Denise), David (Leisel) Weber and daughter, Claudia Weber Estes; grandchildren, Thomas, Cassandra and Chelsea Weber and Jessica and CJ Estes; former spouse, Barbara Manfrey; nieces, Bonnie Nichols, Penny Koller (Mark) and Candace Barbee (Michael). He will also be greatly missed by Judy’s children, Drew, David, Audrey and Kathy and their families, who are grateful for the love and joy he brought to their mother’s life during the past seven years. Sadly, Bud was predeceased by two beloved wives, Jan Thigpen Barbee and Wanda Peltzer, and is also survived by their children and grandchildren.

A virtual Memorial Service (physical attendance for immediate family only) will be conducted and LIVE STREAMED on Saturday, February 6 at NOON and can be viewed via this LINK:

Watch Bud's Memorial service on Youtube here. (click on web ink)

The link will be activated at the beginning of the Service on February 6 and will continue to be available on St. Luke’s YouTube channel for future viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to one of the following (or to a charity of your choice) be made:

St. Luke’s Concert Series: 2021 W. SR 426 Oviedo 32765

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra: 425 N. Bumby Orlando 32803

UCF Foundation: A fund has been established to help create a Library of String Instruments for the UCF School of Performing Arts. To donate, go to Under “Tribute Information” type in “In memory of Bud Weber” under the “Description” box. Or mail checks to the UCF Advancement Office: 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 250, Orlando, FL 32826. Note in the memo portion of the check that the gift is for “Friends of Music, String Instruments – in memory of Bud Weber”.


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"Bud" Howard Frederick Weber

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Claudia Estes

January 14, 2021

Every memory of my Dad is special,his smile and his laugh is always in my mind.My Dad was my everything and he taught me everything,he was the best Dad ever and so blessed that Jesus put him in my life and one day I will see him again and we will go fishing and continue to do all the things we used to do together.Love you Dad you are my warrior RIP with Jesus and the angels in heaven.❤👼