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Obituary written by John's wife, Mary Dolores Crowley Weigel.

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March 22, 1946 – October 19, 2010

Born in Montclair, NJ

Died in Colorado Springs, CO • Inurned in Fairview Cemetary, Colorado Springs, CO

John Mitchell Weigel went home to the Lord October 19, 2010, in Colorado Springs. He was born March 22, 1946 in Montclair, New Jersey to Andrew Hudson Weigel, Sr. and Marjorie Rile Weigel.

John received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Dartmouth College, a Master's degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He was a long-time employee of Lockheed Martin Technical Operations as a Software Systems Analyst.

John married Mary Dolores Crowley on June 29, 1983, and they enjoyed life together visiting National Parks, traveling, and having fun with their grandchildren. He was a Colorado Springs resident since 1977 and parishioner of St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church.

Preceding John in death were his Mother and Father and his sister Susan Young. John is survived by his wife MaryDee; brother Andrew (Eleanor), sister Sara (Phil), brother-in-law Father Ambrose; son Timothy (Alisa); grandchildren Matthew, Julia, Andrew, Isabella, and Sophia; and nieces and nephews Ian, Felicity, Faith, Emery, and Robyn. He will be missed by his extended "children" from the Youth for Understanding Exchange Program: Kaori, Chie, Emi, Marion, Julia, Jan, Shinichi, Jonathan, and by Jun.

A funeral service was held at St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 10:00 am.

Donations in John's memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245, 877-272-6226, or go on-line to www.pancan.org.

Notes & Memories

John's Name

John's first name came from his father's family. His father had an older brother named John who died in the 1920s from one of the epidemics of the times. John was the oldest boy (and second oldest child) in the family, and his father's first wish was to honor his brother.

John's middle name came from his mother's side. John's maternal grandfather was William Mitchell Rile. You can find more information on the Riles and the company he founded at William Mitchell Rile & Mitchell Supreme

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