Skip navigation
News
icon

Longtime Ohio Jeweler Fred Weber Retires

By JCK Staff
Posted on January 9, 2014
Printer-friendly versionsend to friend
Comments

Fred Weber, founder of Weber Jewelers in Dayton, Ohio, is retiring after nearly 60 years in the jewelry business.

The store, now owned by his daughter Stephanie Weber, hosted a champagne reception on Jan. 8 that included a special commendation from the American Gem Society and the city of Dayton. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley proclaimed it Fred Weber Day.

The proclamation refers to Weber as “an involved and outstanding member of the Greater Dayton community for 58 years, serving as businessman, an elected official, a board member, and perhaps most importantly, a friend to those in all walks of life.”

Weber started in the jewelry business in 1955 after moving to Dayton and working for his wife Loretta’s father’s jewelry store, Mayor’s Jewelers. Weber opened Weber Jewelers in the early 1970s. In 2012, Weber won the Robert M. Shipley Award for being active in his local community, serving as a city commissioner for Dayton, heading the board of Wright State University, and chairing a local hospital system for 18 years.

To receive the latest jewelry news and blogs every day, subscribe to JCK’s e-newsletter here.
© 2014 Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Use of this website is subject to its Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Website design and management by McMurry/TMG, a custom media firm. 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.