ADA - Austin James Weber, 19, of Ada, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 5:35 p.m., at Akron General Hospital, Akron, as a result of a longboarding accident. He was born on June 20, 1994, in Lima, to Carl J. and Mary Lou (Illig) Weber who survive in Ada.
Austin was a sophomore at the University of Akron. He was a 2012 graduate of Ada High School. He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Lions. Austin was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ada.
Austin was a remarkable young man full of life who never knew a stranger. He was an outgoing person and a friend to all. Austin brought so much joy to others and touched so many lives throughout his short life. Even in his death, he is giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation so others may live on through him.
Also surviving are two sisters, Kelsey Weber, of Newport, Calif., and Holly Weber, of Centerville; a brother, Alex Weber, of Ada; maternal grandmother, Lucille Illig, of Landeck; and paternal grandfather, Robert Weber, of Delphos.
Austin is part of a large and loving family including 15 aunts and uncles, 62 cousins, and friends from his childhood home in Elida, the Ada and Lima communities, and the University of Akron, too numerous to count.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James A. Illig; paternal grandmother, Rita Weber; and a cousin, Matthew Lisboa.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m, on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the English Chapel on the campus of Ohio Northern University, Ada, with Father Dave Young officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. A parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m., on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Ada Athletic Boosters, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.