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Richard L. Weil
October 20th, 2006
Milwaukee native Richard L. Weil died Aug. 10. He was 94 years old.
Weil graduated from Milwaukee University School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He was vice-president and general manager of The Grand stores. When Mount Sinai Medical Center acquired Glendale Nursing Home, he served as consultant administrator.
Weil was a former president of the Mitchell Street Advancement Association, the Milwaukee Jewish Council and was treasurer of Jewish Vocational Service. He also served on the boards of Brandeis University Club, Milwaukee Association for Mental Health, Milwaukee Home for Aged Jews, Israel Bonds, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Brynwood Country Club, Wisconsin Association of Nursing Homes and Mount Sinai Green Tree Nursing Home.
According to his family, he and his late wife, Lucille, spent winters in Palm Springs, Calif. There, he was director of the Mental Health Association of Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Senior Center and Turnoff of Desert Hot Springs, a recovery facility for adolescents with drug or alcohol dependency. In addition, he was chairman of the Seven Lakes Homeowners Association board of governors and president of Seven Lakes Country Club.
In Milwaukee he was a member of Congregation Sinai.
His wife died in 1996. Survivors include son, former Milwaukeean Thomas (Helaine) Weil of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; daughter Bonnie (Alfred) Wilder of McLean, Va.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home. Rabbi David Cohen officiated. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to a charity of the donors choice.