Dr. Thomas K. Weber, MD, FACS
09.19.1954 – 09.15.2019
Great leaders harness personal courage, capture the hearts and minds of others and empower new leaders to make the world a better place. – Maxine Driscoll
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our visionary Founder and President, Dr. Thomas K. Weber, MD, FACS.
Dr. Weber passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife Clare and sons Nicholas and Luke on Sunday, September 15, 2019. He waged a brief but fierce battle with a rare and very aggressive form of Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Dr. Weber has been the heart and soul of the Colon Cancer Foundation since he launched New York City’s first colorectal cancer awareness event, “The Colon Cancer Challenge”, in 2003. To those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him, he embodied a powerful and inspiring combination of a brilliant mind, tireless work ethic, singular sense of humor, and deeply caring nature.
We will never know how many lives Dr. Weber saved or how many people he inspired to get screened or learn their family history. He was a pioneer and champion of colon cancer screening with an unwavering dedication to the cause. While Dr. Weber will never live to see the realization of his vision of “A World Without Colorectal Cancer,” his contribution to the fight against this disease is without parallel.
The staff and Board of Directors of the Colon Cancer Foundation extend our deepest sympathies to the Weber family and to the entire colorectal cancer community. Dr. Weber will always be in our hearts, and his light will forever guide our work.
Cindy, Jesse, Marcline, and Team Colon Cancer Challenge
Please share your thoughts and memories with the Weber Family by visiting our Tribute Page.
A Memorial Visitation will take place from 4:30PM – 7:30PM on Wednesday, September 25 at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
The Colon Cancer Foundation will host a gathering to celebrate Tom’s life and share our favorite memories and stories of him on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 immediately following the Memorial Visitation. Details to be announced shortly. (Tesoro D’Italia), Pleasantville, NY 7:00 – 9:00 pm). Please let us know if you will attend by calling 914.893.4901 or by emailing email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
A Funeral Service will begin at 11 AM, Thursday, September 26 at the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua, 210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Colon Cancer Foundation (www.coloncancerfoundation.org) to support the fulfillment of Tom’s vision for A World Without Colorectal Cancer, talk to your doctor about getting a colonoscopy, or donate blood in Tom’s memory to support lymphoma patients.
Condolences may be sent to the Weber Family c/o the Colon Cancer Foundation, 10 Midland Avenue, Suite M06, Port Chester, NY 10573.