Fred Weber, 86, died peacefully on Sept. 12, 2013 in Shelburne, Vt.

The Weber family lived in Wilton from 1970 through 1977. Two of Mr. Weber’s children graduated from Wilton High School — Mark (1973) and Doug (1976).

Mr. Weber served in the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1947.

He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering in 1951. He joined the Dorr Company, of Westport, Conn. in 1954, and retired in 1988 as a senior product consultant at Dorr-Oliver, Inc., a successor to the Dorr Company.

Mr. Weber enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Europe, listening to swing music and preparing and eating fine cuisine. Professionally, he traveled extensively in the U.S., Caribbean, South America, and Asia in the 1950s and 1960s, helping to manage the construction of water purification plants for industries and countries. His personal travels took him to Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, France and Italy.

Mr. Weber is survived by his children Dr. Stephen G. Weber of Allison Park, Pa.; Jeffrey A. Weber of Portland, Ore.; Carol W. Palombo of Essex Junction, Vt.; Mark F. Weber of Carlsbad, Calif.; Douglas J. Weber of Westport; and Thomas R. Weber of Bronxville, N.Y.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A family service will be held in Orleans, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Weber’s name to Friends of the Captains, 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster, MA 02631.