James Weber, 44

July 23, 1969 - July 23, 2014
James Weber- July 23, 1969 - July 23, 2014

James Weber, a lifelong resident of East Hampton and member of the Sons of the American Legion, died of an undetermined cause on July 20. Mr. Weber was three days shy of his 45th birthday.

“In the tradition of most Bonackers, Jim was an avid fisherman and a clammer,” wrote his sister, Barbara Young of Hampton Bays. Some of his favorite places, she wrote, were Northwest Dock for fishing and, for clamming, the former site of Camp St. Regis in Northwest Woods.

James Andrew Weber was born on July 23, 1969, at Southampton Hospital to Gil and Marie Weber of East Hampton. He grew up in East Hampton and played football at East Hampton High School. After graduation, Mr. Weber took up carpentry and worked in construction and as a handyman, his sister wrote.

Mr. Weber did not want a funeral, his sister said. Instead, a celebration of his life was held on Sunday at American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett. Guests were asked to “dress as casual as you like — T-shirts and jeans — as that’s what Jim would want,” his sister wrote.

In addition to his parents and sister, Mr. Weber is survived by his brothers, Gilbert Weber of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., William Weber of East Lyme, Conn., Thomas Weber of Flanders, and Timothy Weber of East Hampton. Nine nieces and two nephews also survive.

Mr. Weber was cremated and his ashes scattered between Northwest Dock and the Camp St. Regis site. His family has suggested memorial contributions to American Legion Post 419, 15 Montauk Highway, Amagansett 11930.

“Jim had a very kind soul and a very loving and generous heart. He was always helping and giving to others,” his sister wrote. “All those that knew Jim will love him and cherish him in their hearts forever.”