Christian David Weber ’49

The Rev. Christian David Weber died October 29, 2017. He was a resident of Salemtowne, the Moravian Retirement Community. The Rev. Mr. Weber was born in Indianapolis, Indiana May 13, 1927, the son of The Rev. Christian Otto Weber and Dorothy Pfohl Weber. He had two brothers, The Rev. Frederic Herbert Weber and the Rev. Charles Bruce Weber, both deceased. When he was a year old his father became the pastor of Fairview Moravian Church. His mother died eight months later and his father in 1940. Thereafter he and his brothers were reared by their maternal grandparents, Herbert A. and Mary Greider Pfohl. Mr. Weber was a 1949 cum laude graduate from Davidson College with membership in Phi Beta Kappa. His studies at Davidson were interrupted by his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary and pursued further studies at Manchester University in England. After serving Oak Grove Moravian Church, he became a pioneer in the Moravian Church work in Florida, conducting the original survey in 1957 and becoming the organizing pastor of the Boca Raton Congregation. He was united in marriage with Dorothy Esta Sohn in 1964, who predeceased him in 2009. Together they served the Boca Raton, FL and Bethania, NC congregations and were active in helping to establish the Palm Beach Moravian Church in West Palm Beach, FL and in assisting the Christ the King ELCA Church in Tequesta, FL. The Rev. Mr. Weber is survived by a niece Marie Weber Nodine, and husband, Dennis and four nephews; the late Christian E. Weber and wife Leigh; C. Riddick Weber and wife Jane, Herbert A. Weber and F. David Weber; 4 great nieces and 5 great nephews; and special friend Sallie Greenfield. A memorial service will be held at Fairview Moravian Church on Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive visitors at Fairview beginning at 10:00 a.m. A private interment will be held by the family later in Boca Raton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given in his memory to Fairview Moravian Church. Online condolences may be made through