Richard J. Weissenberger\n\n1945-2021\n\nRick was a man of many interests: the US Marine Corps, world travel, and diverse hobbies.\n\nHe is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Scully; his sisters Dorothy Collins and Louise Alesi; nieces Sharon Sortino, Tracy Paulson and Kim Scharf; and nephews Stephen Collins, Kevin Collins and Vincent Alesi.\n\nBorn in New York City, Rick attended school there through Manhattan College where he earned his baccalaureate in Electrical Engineering. rick moved to Arizona to attend grad school at the University of Arizona, but the plan was interrupted by the Vietnam War.\n\nDrafted in 1969, Rick was selected for the US Marine Corps, where he rose through the ranks, from private to CWO4. After Vietnam, Rick returned to the Marine Corps Reserve and completed more than 30 years in military service, most coincident with his civilian career in the Federal Government at Fort Huachuca.\n\nRick served in Tucson at the 4th Bulk Fuel Company; and in Miramar California at MALS 46, VMFA 134, and MAG 46.\n\nCWO4 Weissenberger's personal awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, one with combat "V", and the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.\n\nAfter retirement, Rick continued to pursue his other passions: stamp and coin collecting, model railroading, and world travels. He and his wife delighted in visiting all seven continents; photographed hundreds of spectacular cathedrals around the world; and walked among thousands of penguins, every trip was memorialized in a photo album.\n\nRick loved trains. If a tourist railroad could be incorporated into an itinerary, it was. But for a life cut too short, he certainly would have added two train voyages to his list: India and the Trans-Siberian Railroad.\n\nServices will be conducted at the Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana at a future date.